The Carsonified crew are back from FOWA Miami and we are gearing up for our first ever FOWA in Dublin!
With only 2 days to go, here is everything you need to know as an attendee, including all venue details and party plans! Plus some info on Facebook Developer Garage and how to use Twitter to connect to your fellow attendees!
Conference – 6th March
FOWA Dublin takes place on Friday 6th March at Liberty Hall in the heart of Dublin.
The venue is within walking distance of all bus routes and the mainline rail station. There is also ample secure parking in the Irish Life centre. For more details on how to get there including a map of the area, see the venue page of the site.
The day kicks off at 8.30am for registration. You will be able to grab a much needed coffee from the bar area as well as snacks and a bit of lunch during the day. The conference starts at 9.30am and is due to finish at 5:30pm.
There will be free WIFI in the auditorium and places where you can charge up your laptops in the bar area during breaks.
Don’t worry we have taken good care of your passes and they will be available to pick up from registration on arrival at Liberty Hall. Simply go up the stairs from the main entrance and registration will be directly in front of you.
As an attendee to FOWA Dublin we are also offering FREE uni sessions! These are mini conferences that take place during breaks and lunch so you can get the most out of the day. There will be around 60 seats on a first come first served basis so better get your skates on and grab a seat as soon as Ryan announces the break! Microsoft, Sun and IQ Content will all be hosting a uni session.
The Official FOWA wrap party will be taking place at The Dandelion Club
The party will kick off at 7.30pm and is a short walk away from the venue. The bar will be open until 11pm then we will be able to go downstairs to the club until the wee hours of the morning so bring your dancing shoes 😉
Connect with fellow attendees using Twitter!
Darren Ferguson has built a very cool social twitter app to help you find and meet fellow conference attendees. So you guys can get the most out of the event we have set this up for you to use during FOWA Dublin!
Heres how it works:
First, follow fowadublin and wait for it to follow you back.
Keep your twitter profile location up to date or include a link to a google map at the end of your message when communicating with fowadublin. If using an iPhone Tweetie or Twitterific will all allow you to append map links to your messages. Twitterfon, Sparrow and Brighkite allow you to update your twitter profile location.
To publicise your location send a direct message to fowadublin, for example:
d fowadublin Holiday Inn Hotel Bar, Swilly Road
Optionally attach a twitpic so that people trying to find the venue have something to recognise.
To find people try the following commands:
d fowadublin near
d fowadublin nearest
d fowadublin newest
d fowadublin where @twitterid
Don’t forget to add a map to the end of the command if you can!
You will receive a direct message as a response – usually within 2-3 minutes. for nearest, newest and where commands the response will include a link to a map showing you how to find the appropriate person e.g.
nearest @fmoriyama 6 mins ago 0.6 miles away in Dublin http://tinyurl.com/dbre9o “Sycamore House”
If you want to be kept up to date every time someone updates their location send the following direct message:
d fowadublin alerts
d fowadublin noalerts
If you get stuck you can get a reminder of all of these commands by sending the following direct message:
d fowadublin help
Tips on updating your location:
If updating from a laptop give street level locations e.g “Castle St, Dublin” or a Latitude, Longtitude postion. If updating from an iPhone or other GPS enabled mobile update your location outside before going into the venue. If updating from an iPhone update with WIFI turned on even if you are not connected to a wifi network – Don’t ask me why, you just get a better location fix especially on 2.5g iPhones.
If things don’t seem to be working for you. Send an direct message to fmoriyama for help or email email@example.com
Finally, if you want to get in touch with someone before meeting up, you have their twitter ID so it is easy to get in touch.
Facebook Developer Garage – 5th March
If any of you guys will be in Dublin the day before FOWA then check out the Facebook Developer Garage!
Facebook Developer Garages are just like they sound – a place to explore, get gritty, tinker, experiment, and test out ideas for Facebook Platform.
The Facebook Developer Garage Ireland is an opportunity for community involvement and learning.
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Digital Exchange Crane Street Dublin, Ireland
If you are interested in presenting or demo opportunities send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to chat to us?
If you have any questions at all we are all here to help you, so just contact email@example.com for any event queries
Looking forward to seeing you guys soon!