By Mel Kirk
On behalf of myself and the whole of Carsonified team, I’d like to say the biggest thanks for coming to FOWA Miami and making it so enjoyable. We’ve not had so much fun packed into a few days in as long as we can remember and we’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it too.
Above everything else, it was really apparent that the East Coast has such a strong sense of community and there are are great things being done there. Never have we had such a warm reception and been made to feel so welcome – so thank you!
Our personal highlights were, seeing all the amazing speakers on the Build a web app in 40 minutes panel…
Photo thanks to Obie Fernandez
For those of you who couldn’t make it, the panelists (Erick Schonfeld, Blaine Cook, Kevin Hale, Matt Mullenweg, Leah Culver, Alex Bard, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kevin Rose, Carlos Garcia and Cal Henderson) discussed ideas and brainstormed an app in 40 minutes. This made all the crazier by the homage paid to the famous Carson hat (courtesy of YouDesignIt.com).
Kathy Sierra gave an amazing presentation on Cognitive Seduction, creating pleasure models for your passionate users, which had the whole of the auditorium totally fixated. The presentations from all of the speakers were really well received, in particular Cal’s presentation which had people in stitches!
Photo thanks to David Basulto
This was followed by the one and only Gary Vay-ner-Chuk who spoke candidly about branding and communities before going on to do a live episode of winelibrary.tv.
So, as you can see, we found it hard to find a favorite part of the event. We enjoyed every second and we really hope that you did too. We’d love to get your feedback here and you could even win yourself an iPod Touch by completing the form. This really helps us to improve the event for next year, so if you could spare the time, we’d be really grateful.
The audio and presentation files will be uploaded to the site over the next few days, we’re tweaking as I speak and video will also be made available. For those of you who purchased Conference in a Box, I will be in touch shortly to refund your money as we’ve decided to give this away for free, yay!!!
Please stay in touch and we can’t wait to see you back in Miami next year, woot!