@media Europe 2007

It was @media Europe 2007 last week and for me it was the best yet. Patrick and his team of merry oompa-loompas put on a great show.

The present­a­tions were fantastic this year. Particular highlights for me were those from Richard Ishida, Jon Hicks and Dan Webb. I took a lot of good stuff away from each of them.

It was also a privilege to see Molly E. Holzschlag (who recently announced her retire­ment from the confer­ence circuit), Joe Clarke (who announced his retire­ment from Web Accessibility) and Håkon Wium Lie, who showed off the $100 Laptop.

Outside the present­a­tion halls, it was great to catch up with old friends again and lovely to meet new people. Hopefully I’ll see you all again soon. It was only slightly weird when the bouncer at Metra told me he’d voted for the Threadless tee I was wearing.

I was begin­ning to feel a bit down about the whole web thing, so it’s really good to leave @media feeling enthused, inspired and full of fresh knowledge. Big thanks to every­one who made it what it was and here’s to the next one!

Name-check to some of the massive! In no partic­u­lar order: Sheila, CazM, Pete, Jon & Leigh, Rich, Bahar, Boozeniges, David, Natbat, Henrik, Molly, Karl, Eatyourgreens, Gareth, Fran, Alan, Sophie, Steve, Ann and Blair. If I’ve forgot­ten you and you’re deeply offen­ded, let me know ;)

4 Responses to “@media Europe 2007

1. Caz Mockett

How dare you call me massive!
Oh! Oh, I see… :-D

2. Sheila Farrell

Hi Olly, it was great to catch up and hang out at @Media2007. I left feeling inspired and looking forward to next one … :-)

3. Sara

Oh I love threadless :|

I order about 5 shirts every two months. It’s an addic­tion I’m afraid. :|

I even buy shirts for my kids and my husband. Next box is already on the way :|

4. Olly

I know that feeling all too well — I’ve had to wean myself off them.

Mind you, they’re cheaper than Howies, my latest fave label :)