October 18-25 has been declared Hawaii Geek Week in honor of a packed week of technology conferences, and I’m going to be at most of them!
The special proclamation (pdf copy) honoring Hawaii’s contributions to technology was facilitated by Hawaii Macintosh and Apple Users Society (HMAUS) and their Secretary and Ambassador Eugene Villaluz.
There are a ton of mostly free events, workshops, conferences, and meetings, during Hawaii Geek Week. They include:
Mactoberfest – Saturday, October 18, 2008: A free annual event by HMAUS with guest speakers covering computer technology, blogging, WordPress, and photography, and features keynote by Lorelle VanFossen on how WordPress changes lives, and a panel discussion on the past, present, and future of technology, as this is event is part of the 30th anniversary of the organization.
Web Weavers Workshop – Wednesday, October 22, 2008: A day long workshop on blogging, social media, and WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen, author of “Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging”.
Social Media Club Workshop – Thursday, October 23, 2008: is a one day workshop featuring Social Media Experts Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells from San Francisco, Beth Kanter from Boston, and Roxanne Darling from Honolulu.
Windward Community Tech Fair Workshops and Exhibits – October 24, 2008: Windward Community College presents a free day long Tech Fair covering a wide variety of web and tech topics such as Google Docs, Digital Workflow for Educators, blogging, social media, and iChat Video Conferencing. Lorelle will be speaking about blogging as a career and business strategy.
Podcamp and WordCamp Hawaii – October 24, 2008: features top podcasters, WordPress experts, social media experts, video bloggers, business blogging, and everything you need to know about today’s social media. Matt Mullenweg will be speaking on WordPress 2.7 and Lorelle VanFossen will be speaking about Woopra, the new web analytics program, Shane Robinson covering WordPressMU, and more.
I’m excited about this packed week in Hawaii and I’m there to learn as much as to share with others. Hawaii is a hot bed of diversity issues and cultural clashes, and no where to escape from them. They have had to learn to live together as the cultures crossed borders and combined.
With the world crossing borders every day on the web, we have a lot to learn from the lessons of social interaction and conflict management that Hawaii lives every day as proof of the possible. Expect a lot of lessons on what I learned coming to you over the next few months from my Hawaiian social experiences.
Lorelle’s Upcoming Events
There are a lot of workshops and keynotes in the works, but the ones set right now are:
- The semi-un-not-so-official WordPress Upgrade Party at CubeSpace – Portland, Oregon – November 10, 2008
- WordCamp Las Vegas 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada – January 10-11, 2009
Hope to see you there and anywhere I go. Want to bring me to an event near you? Let’s talk.
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