Safely back home from Macworld.
After the first few blog posts, I decided to just twitter for the rest of the show.
Great seeing old and new friends and feeling the buzz that is Macworld.
Now to catch up on a pile of stuff!
OK, so Macworld hasn’t officially started but I have a feeling it’s going to be the best yet.
After a rather long journey via Chicago, I got in early evening last night and stayed up as late as I could (including a meal with Chuck Joiner and friends over at Fishermans Wharf)
Today started with registration an a quick look around the North Hall. Very impressed with the design and layout of the registration area and stands on the lower level. Seems like IDG have invested a lot in new signage and displays which look really nice. Even the registration area seems to have been re-designed to speed up the registration process.
After registration, a trip to Apples staff store at the Cupertino headquarters “The Mothership”
Kudos to Shawn, Lesa and Sly at “Your Mac Life” for organising such a great trip. Must have been 40-50 people on the trip which included a buffet lunch at BJs just across from the Apple campus.
I ended up with some unique Apple goodies some for me but some to be given away as part of the monthly ScreenCastsOnline prize draw.
A great bunch of people and really nice to hang out with friends.
After the trip, time to catch up on my emails and then out for Dinner with Adam Christianson (The Maccast), Victor Cajaio (Typical Mac User Podcast) and Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken). The first steak of the trip and very nice it was too.
Straight over to the 21st Amendment for a last minute tweetup and a few beers. As well as meeting up with my favourite New Media peeps Tim Street and Paul Colligan (not forgetting Dan the Maths Guy and many others), Leo Laporte was also in attendance although difficult to get to!
Finished off the night with a super party hosted by Phillip, Greg and Jean from Smile On My Mac. Really pleasant company with friends from MacMania, the 1Password crew, Ken Case from the OmniGroup, Dave and John from the Mac Geek Gab and too many more to mention.
So now I’m back in the hotel room for a “relatively” early night in advance of the keynote. I think there may be something special this year!