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Twitter Attempt 2

I first heard about Twitter at Web Directions in September 2008. The idea sounded exciting, and many in the profession were hyped by it. However most of the people I knew outside of web development had never heard of Twitter, and many had not really heard of Facebook.
So I signed up, started following some people, made a few tweets of my own. But quickly I found it boring banter on unimportant things. Too much noise, not much signal. So as many have done, I stopped tweeting, and then removed the account all together.
Move forward to July 2010, and twitter is now mainstream. I have decided to give it another go. Primarily it will be professionally focused around web development, PHP etc. Not really interested in telling people what I have for lunch. So my handle is @eleseberg.
Let’s see how it goes this time.


Web Directions 2010

Registration to attend Web Directions 2010 has now opened. I didn’t make it last year after attending in 2008, but I do intended to go this coming year. The are still a number of TBAs in the conference program. October 14 & 15 are the dates for the conference with workshops the days prior. There is a special price of $799 for the conference only when using the code WDS10-THANKS. Of the workshops, none really appeal to me, and I will save the cash for OSDC later in the year.

Software Development, Web

I have my tickets for Web Directions conference

For the last 2 years I had planned to attend the Web Directions conference in Sydney, but various work and family commitments have meant this has not happened. Well this year there are no excuses, and I am there. I have signed up for the 2 day conference plus ‘Javascript – The Good Parts’ workshop by Douglas Crockford. From a front end perspective, Javascript is my relative technical weakness, but something I am looking to fill in, now that I have moved past my all javascript is evil mindset.
The one problem I do have with the conference program is that I know there will be clashes between presentations I want to see, as it is divided into 3 tracks, and my interest crosses all 3. But what a problem to have. The presentations I am most looking forward to are : ‘Elegant Web Typography’, ‘Javascript libraries – Putting the cross in cross-browser compatible’ and ‘Web APIs, Oauth and OpenID: A developer’s guide’.

See you there.