web directions north

Matt Webb: the Web is Movement
Slides and text from his presentation at Web Directions North 2008. This one will be rattling around in my brain for the next two weeks.

Northern Vox

Another year, another Canadian blogging conference. Northern Voice 2007 is open for registration, and until this Friday, open for speaker submissions. I went to the first two conferences and really liked them, with last year introducing Moose Camp, a more informal conference, to the mix. The organizers this year are holding the conference not downtown, but at UBC's main campus. This means a longer commute for us suburbanites, and those from out of town will want to book their hotel accordingly (or wake up earlier than last year) and take the bus or taxi.

(From downtown, there are lots of transit options, including a trolley or three that go there directly to taking two express buses, one from downtown to Broadway and Granville, and another from there directly to UBC.)

I have a hand in developing the conference's site, which ended up including updating documentation for the Drupal module that runs banner advertisements (in this case, Northern Voice uses it to display sponsors' logos on the sidebar). That said, I registered just like everybody else, paying full price for both the conference and the t-shirt. For two days worth of interesting conversations (based on last 2 years' experiences), in a most excellent looking venue, UBC's Educause Review Forest Sciences Centre, 70 bucks is a pretty great deal.

Vancouver will host 2 other technology conferences in February, and Web Directions North from Feb. 6-10th, and Vancouver PHP Conference from Feb 12-13th. So you might as well book a hotel for the whole month.