So today was the first big day for us here in Austin. Lots of panels to attend and I’m quickly running out of business cards.
First panel was “a decade of style” with Eric, Molly, Chris & Douglas. After a quick post-panel chat (did I mention everyone is extremely approachable?), including a quick hello with Tantek Çelik, it was off to “how to bluff your way in web2.0″, an excellent and fun look at the whole (tired) web2.0 phenom by two fellow Brits including an online bingo game during the session where I didn’t get a free book (hint) – I only needed DOJO.
A spot of lunch at the Iron Cactus and then back to “Unleashing CSS: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Internet Explorer 7“, where I didn’t get a free book (hint, hint) but it was still a good view of adoption rates and how to start using the new IE7 CSS. Then straight into a really interesting panel on “Web Hacks“. This wasn’t at all about CSS/HTML in the traditional sense but covered Yahoo pipes, content and touched briefly on copyright.
The last panel was, personally, a bit of a let down. The panel didn’t seem that engaged and subject matter tended to drift. The cool thing about that panel though was sitting with Jonathan Snook, and hooking up with Trey Philips and Mani Sheriar for a couple of the after hours parties, where Mani blagged a free microformats t-shirt from Tantek (hint, hint, hint).
Two very high (geek) points – Shaking hands and having a quick chat with Tantek and then, later, Ze Frank.
Food of the day – Heuvos Rancheros.
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