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More than 600 people attend boxee NYC meetup

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of participating in a tremendously successful boxee NYC meetup at Webster Hall. According to venue staff, more than 600 people were in attendance. It’s a huge space and the entire downstairs was packed, with many people also up in the balcony. I was thrilled to see such a [Keep Reading…]

I’m Speaking at Pittsburgh Web Design Day

When I went to Pittsburgh in October for Carnegie Mellon Homecoming to see the reunion of my friend Joanna‘s band, I had the pleasure of finally meeting my Twitter pal G. Jason Head. Jason is a front-end web developer and runs Refresh Pittsburgh. He’s also putting together the first-ever Pittsburgh Web Design Day — “a [Keep Reading…]

Twitter talk at the IxDA NYC Recap of Interaction 09

Last night, IxDA NYC hosted a recap event of the Interaction 09 conference in Vancouver last month. Thanks to our lovely hosts, JPMorgan Chase, and to all of the volunteers who helped pull it together. MJ Broadbent, one of IxDA NYC’s fabulous local leaders, asked if I would be willing to talk about how Twitter [Keep Reading…]

Future of Web Apps — Miami 2009

Last weekend, Orian and I flew down to Miami for BarCampMiami and Carsonified‘s Future of Web Apps (FOWA). Unfortunately I caught a cold and we missed most of BarCamp, but at least we made it to Fraser Kelton‘s presentation on AdaptiveBlue‘s Glue — a browser add-on that lets you see what your friends think about [Keep Reading…]

NY Tech Meetup — February 2009

Last night was February’s NY Tech Meetup, the second month under new organizer Nate Westheimer. One of the major changes that Nate has made to the event so far is that the evening’s presenters have related products or services. This month’s theme was “Mobile Meets Social.” The presenters were: Peek Xtify viaPlace Coovents Mobile Commons [Keep Reading…]

Video of Dan Saffer’s talk “Tap is the New Click” at IxDA NYC

In September, I posted my notes from Dan Saffer‘s fantastic talk “Tap is the New Click” at the monthly IxDA NYC event. R/GA, the hosts, filmed and edited a video of the presentation, which has now been made available on Vimeo. If you are interested in gestural interfaces or designing kiosks, tablets, or any non-keyboard-and-mouse [Keep Reading…]

NY Tech Meetup — January 2009

Last night was the first NY Tech Meetup of 2009 and the first meetup since Nate Westheimer became the new organizer last month. I thought it was a huge success. For the first time, at least since I’ve been attending, it had a theme: “Built on Twitter” — the seven presenters all have created products [Keep Reading…]