After a long Thursday at the Supernova 2006 conference and a spirit-filled evening with Gabe Rivera, creator of Techmeme, Mike Arrington, Tantek Celik, Jennifer Allen of Eurekster and a number of others I decided to ease into Friday.
I visited the breakfast buffet at the Palace Hotel, mingled in the Supernova hallway a bit and then decided to walk a few blocks to CNet Network Headquarters, the location of BloggerCon IV organized by Dave Winer and company. I sat in a session lead by Chris Pirillo that focused on the user experience. I noticed Niall Kennedy, Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber, Doc Searls and Lisa Stone were all participating as well. Jeremiah Owyang was also sitting front and center and we chatted briefly. But staying with the low key theme of the day, I decided to duck out of BloggerCon with Jennifer Allen of Eurekster.
We grabbed a quick snack and headed to the Eurekster office where I met CEO Steven Marder. He was gracious enough to let me use the conference room for a few hours of catching up (I am still a little behind on emails). Though Jenn and I were both signed up for the BloggerCon dinners, we played it low key and rolled to the TechCrunch Casa for a little while. Upon arriving we were greeted by a sunburned Mike Arrington, Richard MacManus and the happy, tail-wagging Laguna. It was great to meet Richard -- I am a fan of his work but had never met him in person.
It was a very laid-back, pleasant evening filled with pizza, tunes and conversation. I appreciate the hospitality by all.