I made it to the Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin, following some interesting travel situations and timezone jumps… I’ll almost certainly blog about last week’s diving trip once I’ve had time to get back from the Expo and sort through the photos!
This is a good opportunity for me to meet up with some fellow IBMers who I’ve not yet met in person, although I’ve come to know them well through our internal and external social networks – social software FTW! – and of course it’s also a great chance to meet new folks and extend my network. It’s my first time in Berlin (positive impression so far) and I think my first time in Germany for about 10 years.
If you met me yesterday I was probably somewhat zonked by the travel – but I spent the afternoon in Leisa Reichelt’s usability workshop (very relevant to me given my new role at work) and the keynote sessions. The keynotes were interesting but it was fairly hard to do anything approaching livestreaming or liveblogging as the wireless network wasn’t playing ball… and my Eye-Fi card didn’t seem to want to connect through the conference wifi (ah! just got that working!) and I can’t VPN out to the corporate intranet either, so there’s something screwy going on. Good coverage on Adam’s blog.
Oh, and as an aside, the new Brightkite app for the iPhone is lovely – should be really useful for conferences like this.