I had to do some work in the morning. Didnâ€™t get out of the house until like 2pm.
Cesar, Matt and I went to Whole Foods for lunch with the notanmba guys and Eric from ShootTheBaby.com – his site is about how to shoot great baby pics, though, I’ve been watching the videos to laugh and learn more about photography. Eric has a great sense of humor – the videos crack me up. Then we walked to GSD&Mâ€™s Idea City where Bar Camp was being held. Went to a panel on coworking led by Julie and Alex.
Afterwards I met Joyce Bettencourt who was filming the coworking session with her N95. Joyce was really nice and fun to talk to. She works, I believe, primarily at a nonprofit in New York. She is a blogger and virtural words disgner â€“ very cool.
We went downstairs and Joyce introduced me to Gwen Bell. I told her briefly about Conjunctured and she told me a bit about TechStars, Socialthing! and Startup Weekend. Gwen has beautiful glossy business cards which I proceeded to
write scratch notes on as we talked – she winced a little and ask me if I wanted paper. I declined.
There I met John from ActionItem.com and Cycfoundation. He is from Austin! I was stoked. John does some work with semantics â€“ excited to get some people together for a meeting about this.
From here we all headed to the Frog Design party. Dusty and I beat everyone there because we took a petty cab! Outside I met The Ice Cream Man and he told me about his idea to give away free ice cream for like 6 years. He said â€œI came to a point in my life when I realized I can do anything I want. So I decided I wanted to be THE ice cream man.â€ Pretty sweeet! What can I say, I love the guy.
The party was held at the Mexican American cultural center â€“ itâ€™s a beautiful place. There were fire dancers, tons of people all dressed up, live music, and other shows and stuff. Jon and I walked up stairs to find an extremely long drink line â€“ wait for a drink was like an 45mins to an hour. I donâ€™t care if itâ€™s free, thatâ€™s just stupid long. I went to the bathroom and came out to find Jon talking with some girls in line. Turns out there where from Texas â€“ 2 from Austin, 1 from Denton. To be continued…