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Zhonka at Gnomedex June 23, 2006

Posted by Zhonka Broadband in Conferences, news.
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Zhonka Broadband is going to Gnomedex! (sponsored by Lockergnome) We do this to keep up on exciting new and upcoming technologies, such as Web 2.0 enabled back end technologies, podcasting, and new content delivery.  Last year Microsoft announced XML/ATOM support in Vista, and all it's applications.  Too bad for MS users that Vista was delayed again. . . .

Also, at last year's Gnomedex, Zhonka learned the new Kung-Fu of the Web, including the New Google Calendar, Bryght CMS, WordPress Hosted Blogs, and other cool tools, while meeting some very interesting and intelligent people, such as Dave Winer, Marc Canter, Bre Pettis, Kris Krug, Boris Mann, Roland Tanglao, Robert Scoble, and Adam Curry.

This year's Gnomedex Keynote Speaker is former Vice-Presidential Candidate John Edwards (remember Kerry/Edwards?), who has agreed to talk about technology issues and not politics.

Stay tuned for more information, and possible a few more breakthrough announcements while we're there. 😉

The Zhonka.Net Team

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Zhonka Heading to Mindcamp 2.0 April 13, 2006

Posted by uncleweeed in Conferences.
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The intrepid Zhonka crew is heading to the second Mind Camp event April 29-30th. Jay and Dave attended the Mind Camp 1.0 event held at an empty “dot-bomb” office building near Boeing-land. While a wee bit tiring (we aren’t 24-hours guys any more), we found it to be a unique and interesting event to say the least.

Basically, what you get is a batch of folks (150 last time, 250 this time) in a free-form space with nothing in particular scheduled for 24 hours. It evolved into myriad workshops and pow-wows ranging from the pedestrain (podcasting) to the way-out (elevators to space) and much inbetwixt.

This time, the space Youngstown Cultural Arts Center seems even better with more useful facilities and breakout areas.

Really though, the best part is meeting a heap of new folks from many disciplines and cross-pollinating ideas. Hollers out to marketing-maven Miss Rogue, Microsoft developer dude Alex Barnett, Internet media tycoon Chris Pirillo, and *many* others …

This time, we’ll take a long more Zhonka friends and colleagues including the lads from Espressoparts NW who will likely keep the crowd rolling late night with their beverages (while I am hopefully enjoying some sleep unlike last year).

For more flavor, check out the Mindcamp1.0 tagged photos on Flickr and/or see the Mindcamp website or wiki or, if very curious, search for Mindcamp-related podcasts on Google or Technorati.