Last night was a new experience for me in two ways:
- I attended my first-ever Meetup event.
- I attended my first-ever WordPress Meetup event – WordPress NYC.
I also had some other new and nice experiences. For example:
- Found out what a start-up incubator is – this event was hosted at the Varick Street Incubator.
- Sat in the geekiest room full of people that I’ve sat in any time recently.
- Realized that I’ve picked up a lot of useful experience related to WordPress over the last few years – much more than I had realized, and pretty good judged against many of the other geeks (though certainly not all of them).
- Nearly met the guy who created Zemanta, which I think is in a class by itself as far as promising blogging tools.
- Met and spoke at length one of the guys who helped create nrelate, which I think is one of the most important tools available to a WordPress blogger. It is simple, easy to use, provides good value, and has lots of potential for refinement and new features, in my opinionated opinion.
- Got a detailed explanation from an insider about just how snazzy Disqus is.
- Zemanta Showcase at WordPress NYC Meetup on April 26 (zemanta.com)
- Zemanta Presenting at New York Tech Meetup on May 5th (zemanta.com)
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