8:51am – Well BarCamp is here. I decided to start a little “live blog” to document my day. We are just getting started and voting for presentations will start. I don’t know if I will get to present yet, but we will see.
9:05am – Voting using SimplyVoting.com is MUCH better than paper. Now I get to wait to see if I made the cut.
9:43am – In a session titled “Using Behavioral Psychology to Improve Your Website & Business.” with David Williams. Interesting listening to how we “trick” ourselves into doing things we would not ordinarily do. We also apply patterns where none exist. We feel we have “control” of the situation and we do not recognize change as it occur. Interesting presentation. As soon as I have the slide share links, I will post them. By the way, if you are online now, check out this Ustream link
10:26am – In Dick Pepper’s session on Building a Mobile App in 30 Minutes. I didn’t know hybrid apps were so easy to develop. I am thinking about getting into app development now. I need to get a bit better with java, but it doesn’t seem that hard. Look out world, more junk apps on the way
11:00am – OH NO, I am up next. I’ll post how it goes later. Wish me luck.
12:15pm – Eating a great lunch. I am pleased with my presentation. I had a good fro up with lots of great interactions. They may rate me horribly, but I think it went really well. I will post a full post with the content, but if you’d like to see the slides, go over to slideshare.com and search for AndyG1128 and the presentation, How Social Media Has Changed the Way We Buy and Sell. Now to finish this great catfish and hushpuppies.
12:45pm – We got to see a mini version of IgniteMemphis. Also listening to ConnectMemphis discuss the push to help all Memphis bloggers connect. Also seeing a presentation to EmergeMemphis. A proclamation from the Governor proclaiming next week as international entrepreneurship week. Also hearing how the state is looking to expand entrepreneurship and small business in Tennessee. It sounds like Tennessee is serious about promoting business.
2:50pm – Sitting around in the hallway between sessions talking about geek stuff, and getting ready for the last presentation of the day. We are going to give our talk on location based services. You may still be able to see the ustream at the link above.
4:04pm – Just got through with the 3pm session with Aaron and Rachel. I think we had a slow start, but the crowd interacted well and we went forward. Lots of good ideas and a possible business idea was hatched. More about that another time. I hope to have a post detailing the session we did later. Now they are giving away door prizes. Maybe I’ll get one, but probably not.
4:22pm – Well, that’s a wrap. I ended up with no door prizes, but that ok. It was a fun and educational day and there aren’t many places you can go and leave saying that. I will have several follow up posts from this, but for now, I am signing off.