Weblog Night in Charlottetown

We had a nice session at “Weblog Night in Charlottetown” tonight, with perhaps just under twenty people out. Of course once you subtract people related to Steven Garrity and various Burkas (and their handlers), the total of “we had no obligation to come” attendees goes down somewhat. But we had a good turnout nonetheless.

There are photos online elsewhere: panel, panel again, Burka entourage. There’s also a nice photo of Rob and Steven I took before we began.

Thanks to Catherine, Steven and Rob for insightful reporting and commentary (and to Steven for thinking about bringing water for the panelists). Thanks to the ever-helpful Dave Cairns, Director of Computer Services at UPEI for hosting the event (including providing WiFi, which was a nice touch).

Dave mentioned his willingness to host similar events in future, and our gears are already starting to turn in this direction.

For those of you that attended, and are curious: this is the weblog we created in about 4 minutes while you watched.

And in case you missed it, here’s the Mainstreet interview [3MB OGG file] that Catherine and I did earlier today by way of promoting the event. Audio is Copyright CBC 2003 and is provided here because they say (to their credit) “The materials available via this CBC/SRC Website may be copied in whole or in part for private and/or non-commercial use, provided that copyright ownership is acknowledged.”


Will's picture
Will on June 7, 2003 - 07:53 Permalink

I’ll be there!

Alan's picture
Alan on June 7, 2003 - 12:11 Permalink

Anyway the event can be recorded and put up on line?

Ken's picture
Ken on June 7, 2003 - 14:02 Permalink

I’m putting up posters in Tyne Valley.

Shawn's picture
Shawn on June 17, 2003 - 02:13 Permalink

Good, informative presentation by all, and I was glad to be there. Nice to finally meet you, Peter.

Rob Paterson's picture
Rob Paterson on June 17, 2003 - 10:53 Permalink

Hi Shawn
Good to see you too

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on June 17, 2003 - 13:47 Permalink

Good time had by all. Good diverse panel. Even though a lot of the audience may have been my family, I think it was the first time many of them had seen my website — all good!

Dave Cairns's picture
Dave Cairns on June 17, 2003 - 14:36 Permalink

I thought things went quite well. Between the web and media “press” around the sessions, I think that you’ve raised the profile and the understanding of weblogs.

Looking forward to our next session!

Alan's picture
Alan on June 17, 2003 - 15:07 Permalink

Hi Dave. Good to see you pipe up here. We last met making fun of things at SW2000. You may recall its zymurgasticity.

Dita's picture
Dita on June 17, 2003 - 15:55 Permalink

Hey guys

Thanks for the meeting. It was pretty good, but I have to admit I wish there had been more crowd intereaction. As I was new I was feeling a little out of the loop. Maybe like asking others like myself who were new about their blogs and why they feel the need to blog and so forth. Anyway, I did learn a few neat things. Thanx