Another exclusive, invite-only tech conference, $3000.
Here’s the list of invitees, username “enter” password “thelobby”.
Can’t believe they didn’t invite Scoble. What’s up with that?
However, the format seems really interesting. “No panels, no keynotes,” which is 2/3 of the disclaimers for BloggerCon (we also featured no audience).
It’s a good idea. I’d throw in a few of the Hypercamp ideas as well, but (of course) I wasn’t invited (nor would I go to such an exclusive event).
Frankly, I doubt if they needed to make it invite-only with the steep price and long distance (Big Island of Hawaii). The exclusiveness and publishing the invite list is more of a marketing thing, and more than a little unfair to use people’s names without their permission, if in fact they didn’t have their permission.
Of course you have to look to see if you were invited. Or to see who’s cool enough to be invited. Any surprise omissions? Post a comment.
I’m off to Gordon Biersch for dinner with a bunch of nerds who invited themselves. Heh.
Jay Rosen: “The way the film was edited to bring out one story: heroic press fighting against ownership and its budget cuts, a government that would like to silence it, and untrained bloggers and amateurs buzzing around, stinging like knats. This is the story Lowell wanted to tell. He’s been a part of it in his career and feels very passionate about it. He’s newsroom Joe himself, and he’s got newsroom Joe’s mindset. You let that perspective carry the day. You’re entitled to make that decision, which is an editorial decision, and I’m entitled to be angry about it. Because it’s inadequate. You had the materials to challenge it more, you just didn’t want to.”
Jeremie Miller, the designer of Jabber, is joining Wikia.
Heading back to Berkeley this morning, going through Oakland, and I’ll avoid the Maze by taking city streets through Oakland and Berkeley.