Seattle Stories: Part 2

for people who make websites

thursday (6/21) and friday (6/22)

If you would have told me three years ago that I’d laugh at jokes about PHP and Java and Ruby on Rails, I would have laughed at you. And yet I traveled across the country to meet and mingle with the world rock stars of the Web. Designers and developers and programmers who’ve written the rules that I follow and the code that I’ve borrowed and the blogs that I’ve read. This quirky group of intelligent ambassadors revived my passion for the work that I do. You may say, “It’s just the Internet … How can you be passionate about the Internet?” But it’s the innovative technology that it requires and the problems not yet discovered with solutions not yet learned. One host said, “This is a good time to work in the Web industry,” and I agree. Our caffeine-fueled conversation touched upon AJAX (not to be confused with the dish soap) and swfIR (not to be confused with the floor mop). I made new friends from Kentucky and Alabama and Atlanta and Chicago. We enjoyed fresh salmon and local brews while swapping stories about Flash and CSS. I just can’t say enough good things about the conference and the Pacific Northwest. Life is good …

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