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WordCamp UK 2008

WordCampUK 2008 pics at flickr

I got back from WordCamp UK last night, tired but happy.

If you missed the event you don’t need to miss out as I took quite a few Qik clips of various sessions and there will be video provided by Benjamin and Sam.ย  Unfortunately I could not film the whole thing in real time as the conference wifi while perfectly fine on my laptop didn’t like my phone very much.

As I look around the various comments and write-ups that are appearing I am remembering different bits of the weekend, one of the great advantages of blogging conferences is you get it recorded, sliced, diced, processed and critiqued from all angles ๐Ÿ™‚

The weekend in my view was a great success, not least because it actually happened. Tony and the other organisers did a fantastic job and chose an excellent location. I would be very happy if next years is same time and same place.

In terms of presentations there was something for everybody, and the audience was very diverse so that in particular was a tough trick to pull off. If I would make one suggestion about content, perhaps next year less organised and more Q&A based?

For my own talk I kinda picked the short straw, late Sunday where everyone was full of beer and burgers, and I saw at least a third of the attendees yawning before I even got up to walk to the podium.

Chris Garrett WordCampUK 2008

The Twitter back-channel was in full snarky force, I seem to have gotten off comparatively lightly ๐Ÿ˜‰

For those who were concerned, both Chris Garretts met and the world did not implode.

Chris Garretts

As I said in my previous WordCamp post, there are ProBlogger book prizes for whoever does the best writeup as voted by list members and WordCampUK blog readers, so make sure you write up your own thoughts or nominate the best that you find. Let me know in the comments any links.

Credits: Main photographs by Benjamin Ellis , thumbs from the Flickr WordCampUK tag stream
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  1. It was great to finally meet with you Chris (Sr.?)! I found your presentation one of the most inciteful and definitely food for thought – looking forward to next year’s now. Perhaps we should do a joint presentation?

  2. It was great to finally meet with you Chris (Sr.?)! I found your presentation one of the most inciteful and definitely food for thought – looking forward to next year’s now. Perhaps we should do a joint presentation?

  3. Definitely would be great to do a joint session. It would have been good to have had your question on personal branding ๐Ÿ™‚ Then we should also get the Chris Conference arranged featuring us, Chris Brogan, Chris Cree, Chris Pirillio, Christine Kane … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Definitely would be great to do a joint session. It would have been good to have had your question on personal branding ๐Ÿ™‚ Then we should also get the Chris Conference arranged featuring us, Chris Brogan, Chris Cree, Chris Pirillio, Christine Kane … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. That could become an entertaining (if confusing) comment thread…

    Like the sound of a Chris^2 joint presentation, or a Chris^n event. I really enjoyed the presentation at WordCamp, and meeting you both at last (and at once!).

  6. That could become an entertaining (if confusing) comment thread…

    Like the sound of a Chris^2 joint presentation, or a Chris^n event. I really enjoyed the presentation at WordCamp, and meeting you both at last (and at once!).

  7. Great to meet you too, hope one meetup of many ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Great to meet you too, hope one meetup of many ๐Ÿ™‚