This web conference was a lot more tachlis oriented!
Unfortunately, I had to cut out early this time too, for another aseifat horim!
Lucky for me, this conference was in a cool, and beautiful, courtyard in the Armenian quarter of the Old City, just around the corner from my kids' school, in the Jewish Quarter. Pretty convenient for me!!
Akiva Fuld (I Thank Thee) introduced the conference, and Ricky Ben-David, from the Jersuaelm post, moderated the conference.
Benjamin Pashkoff (Sun Microsystems), spoke fast, and well. In ten minutes, he created an atmosphere of excitement about Sun's accomplishments. He impressed me. How often do you meet a major geek, who speaks well, and gets non-geeks interested in geeky things??
Next, Aharon Horwitz (PresenTense), spoke about Grassroots Community Building. I was really interested in what he was saying, but half of it was in another language! I asked a question, and the answer was still too technical for me. He is involved in using the internet to advance social causes. Very cool.
Then Ahuva Berger (Saddle Rock Advisors), spoke about Social Network Marketing. She used so many buzzwords that were completely new to me. I was also interested in what she had to say, but I felt myself spiralling down the rabbit hole!
This world is so new to me. I wonder if I can ever catch up!
I missed the presentation by David Abitbol, from Jewlicious, about the Tachlis of Blogging. I'm going to have to see if it's available online somewhere...
Anyway, Jewlicious put this conference together with PresenTense, WebAds, I Thank Thee, and more... Jerusalemite.net, JerusalemBlueprint.com, EJewishPhilanthropy.com, The Jerusalem Post, and Reader Impact Email.
I never even heard of half of these!!
The conference was sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Taglit Brithright, and The Center for Leadership Initiatives.
Most of the bloggers there were people I did not know from before. I did hang out with Batya, who I met at the JBloggers convention, and Hadassa Levy, who I just met, and someone else, whose name escapes me (sorry!).
I also got a chance to catch up with Brian Blum. And I met Deb, who, when she met me, asked "Are you the RivkAAA, who's friends with T????" Is that cool, or what??
I could write more about the people, but I have to go to sleep!!
I meant to just jot down a brief post and.....
Say no more....
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,