Thursday, September 20, 2007

Monday at DemoCampToronto14

So Monday I attended DemoCampToronto14 with more than 200 other people. It was my first DemoCampToronto, and I thought it went really well.

The food was great, but not nearly as satisfying as the demos and presentations. I really enjoyed AideRSS's demo (they provide a filtering service for RSS feeds). Greg Wilson's presentation of Beautiful Code, made me lust for that book. And Mike Fletcher passed around 2 OLPC samples for people to play with, and told us about how the project is going. Very cool.

I also met lots of great people involved in interesting projects, like Ryan Coleman of Clay Tablet, Kevin Thomason and Ilya Grigorik of AideRSS, and Greg Wilson of the University of Toronto.

I myself demoed Zoomii, which came off really well. A lot of people were enthused about this virtual bookstore. Based on the blog postings about the event, it looks like Zoomii was one of the night's favorites. Here's a screenshot from the event.

Here's some blog postings that mentioned Zoomii:

DemoCamp14 on Hyperbio

DemoCamp14 on Lillian's Blog

democamp and i'm back on

DemoCamp14: Best Yet on The Third Bit

DemoCamp14. Democamp is all grown up. on

Perhaps the best telltale of how it went was that after the demo over 60 people requested accounts. :) I haven't sent out invites yet, though. The demo walked the 'golden path', and a few landmines remained, so I've been spending the last few days gingerly removing them. But the invitations will be going out shortly!

Anyway, great event. Back to work.

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