• Travel

    London Bound

    The rumors are true, I wrapped the Twilio Conference last week and I’m off to London today for an extended business trip to explore the technology market in the UK and beyond.  I hired Twilio’s first international employee — the incomparable Stevie Graham — over a month ago, and now its time to get back to where it all began for me and do some hands-on developer evangelism of my own.  We’re also hiring for a 2nd developer evangelist in Europe, so if you are local and interested please let me know (this is a job for locals, not U.S. expats). Last night we kicked things off with all thing…

  • Posts,  Travel

    What the Heck is This #OCON Thing?

    I’m going to be tweeting a bunch about something with the hashtag #OCON, and I know a lot of people are going to ask me what it is.  #OCON stands for Objectivist Summer Conference, and this year’s event is taking place at Red Rock Resort & Casino, about 30 minutes off of the Las Vegas strip. One of my less public, but very personally significant, interests is philosophy — and I’m particularly interested in the philosophy Objectivism, which was created by the late Ayn Rand.  You might remember her, she wrote the novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which are required reading in a lot schools. I’ll be sharing my…

  • Daily Life,  Travel

    Reflecting on “Stuff”

    As I make the move to the Bay Area, dealing with my “stuff” is a big thing.  Going from a 4,000 square foot house to a 10′ by 12′ room in a friend’s apartment has been an adjustment both physically and mentally.  But more interestingly, its lead me to reflect on all the stuff I have and what it really means to me.  This Paul Graham essay on Stuff from 2007 also resonates with me. The Story of My Stuff In 2004 I purged everything I owned except for what would fit into the Land Rover I bought, and moved to downtown Seattle.  That felt great, and being free of…

  • Travel,  Video

    Ignite WordCamp Boston Videos

    Want to watch one of the super-fast presentations, or weren’t able to make it last night?  Never fear, Flipcam HD to the rescue!  These are also on YouTube for your embedding pleasure. Getting the Moneyshot: Making Screencasts without Going Insane – by Danielle Morrill (me!) You Beta’ Test Your Plugins – by Michael Erlewine Turning WordPress Into a Social Media Monitoring Dashboard – by Kevin Palmer Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Publishing Platforms – by Eric Buth more coming soon, they are still uploading on the airport wifi…

  • Travel

    Wordcamp Boston is Tomorrow!

    Wow, this morning I woke up and I’d slept with the balcony door open in 80-degree weather in Miami Beach and now I’m in Boston, and there’s snow on the ground!  The joys of air travel, it’s just amazing.  ITEXPO was a good show, and I’m very happy with the launch of the 1st StartupCamp Telephony, where my company was the premier sponsor and two of our customers presented their startups – I’ll recap on all that soon. I haven’t been to Boston in almost 6 years, and it’s so cool to be right here next to all the geeky goodness of the MIT campus, Akamai, etc.  In fact, I’m…