FooCamp

Last week was crazy. Six airplanes, three time zones, four different hotels, two rental cars, an Acquia Board meeting, two nights in a tent and ultimately, my mind blown at FooCamp.

Meeting

Off to a meeting in a tiny little airplane. In line behind the big guys. Taken with my iPhone.

FooCamp is the annual invitation-only conference organized by Tim O'Reilly. It is the mother of BarCamp, if you will. The people you get to meet at FooCamp are impressive, and the format (including the nightly campfires) really sets people up to talk, brainstorm and geek out. The result? A fire hose of new ideas and a lot of new friends. Thanks Tim!

Foocamp
Foocamp

Joi Ito took <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2660877655/in/set-72157606108716088/">this picture of me</a> so I had to take one of him. Joi is CEO of Creative Commons, and is (or was) on the board of Technorati, ICANN, Mozilla Foundation, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and much more. He is also an early stage investor in Six Apart, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, Last.fm, and other internet companies.

Just like last year, I was pleasantly surprised by how many of the Foos are using Drupal, planning to use Drupal, or even evangelizing Drupal. More good stuff comin'!

More photos in my FooCamp gallery.

Comments

Matt Farina (not verified):

Don't know if you know this or not but, your picture was in the Techcrunch post about Foo camp a couple days ago. You can see it in the post at http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/14/foo-camp-2008-shangri-la-for-geeks/

July 16, 2008
Ryan (not verified):

Sounds like an incredible time, and I imagine it bodes well for Drupal. Thanks for sharing. : )

July 16, 2008
Chris Charlton (not verified):

Very cool. Glad it was inspiring.

July 16, 2008

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