Web 2.0 Summit Next Month

Web20 Summit LogoIt’s that time of year again where the folks that pioneer the web get together for tea and biscuits to discuss new ideas, new opportunities, and give a general direction as to where the internet may be heading. The Web 2.0 Summit will take place next month from October 17-19 in San Francisco, California.

The even has an all star lineup of confirmed speakers such as Seth Goldstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim O’Reilly and Dr. Evil himself, Rupert Murdoch.

For the past three years, the Web 2.0 Summit has explored ideas which have already begun to slip into the mainstream. This year, we’ll highlight news from unusual suspects—the enthusiasts and dreamers touching the edges of spaces not yet conquered by the Web, as well as established players who are looking to expand into new and previously unimaginable realms.

How is the Web infiltrating new beachheads in areas we never thought it could—or would? What are the majors doing at the edge, at the loony “twenty percent time” at Google, in the labs at MSN, IBM, etc., that might inform entirely new applications, opportunities, even threats? What are the edge startups promising to redefine the center? What are the things we wish or know the Web can do, but so far, is failing us? What are the edges in terms of policy, politics, and morality?

I would appreciate it if those of you who are going to be at the event and are considering using Twitter for your coverage to let me know so I can inform my readers. I’d love to go, but I don’t have the luxury and I know there are many others in the same boat. I’d also like to know of any blogs or sites that are going to cover this event as it happens. At least that way, it would almost feel as if those who couldn’t make it, were actually in attendance.

The Global Geek Podcast Returns

The Global Geek Podcast

My favorite podcast, better known as The Global Geek Podcast is back in action. TGGP consists of two guys in two completely different locations in the world getting together once a week to bring listeners jammed pack shows which are always filled with useful information.

These guys cover everything tech, from Web2.0 blogging, the internet, to product reviews and software, even what they did on the week-end. The Global Geek Podcast sits on it’s own with the quirky attitudes and pithy, humour between the hosts and their content!

Out of the 80 podcasts that I am subscribed to in Itunes, this one is near the top of my list, not only in terms of quality but in the amount of useful information that is presented. The usual show consists of tech news, new applications, new sites and services, and then reader feedback. Every now and then, Dr Evil makes an appearance. You’ll need to listen to a few back episodes to understand who Dr. Evil is.

The language used in the show may be a barrier for some folks but honestly, it’s what makes it funny. Listening to Dave go off on a tangent either on his own, or by keeping Tim or Knightwise in line is hilarious. At any rate, I wanted to commend these two guys for putting on a stellar show every week. It’s tough work, but I have to say the results of each show speak for themselves in terms of the quality and work put into each episode.

I highly suggest you subscribe to The Global Geek Podcast and at least listen to a few episodes. I think you’ll be glad you did. By the way Dave, congratulations on the move and to Tim on getting a new job.

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