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My Week Is Better Than Yours

August 1, 2013

It’s been a really good week, and there’s still a day to go!

This week started with me seeing a post from my friend Bart, whose company, Sumo Heavy, is a sponsor for the Wharton Web Conference. Bart is now based in New York, so he had extra tickets for the conference, and I was a lucky recipient.

Highlights for the conference:

  • Felicia Day‘s keynote was dorky and funny and really, really cool. She, if you don’t know, is the founder of the groundbreaking web series “The Guild,” and she’s pretty much made her successes through hard work and determination. (As well as her absolute embrace of all things dorky.)
  • the “Couch to Magazine” session hosted by Maura Magazine editor Maura Johnston and publisher David Jacobs. A highlight of the highlighted session: Maura Johnston’s oral history of the downfall of the Village Voice. Incredible.
  • This one I missed, but the highlight of the conference, from what I heard and read on Twitter, was Anil Dash’s “What the Web Can Learn from Cities.” I’m looking forward to video of this session being posted.

Following my conference fun, I was able to spend a day with my son, Owen, as he had his first dentist appointment scheduled right in the middle of the day. It was exhausting, but only in the best way possible.

I also got to deal with some idiot recruiters, and was able to make some progress on a couple open positions I’ve been pursuing.

All in all, it’s been a productive week. And there’s still a day to go!

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