More detail to come (I hope) but not before a list of the fantastic people we met yesterday at the ExCel Centre:

  • Thomas Vander Wal, - thanks again to Thomas for coming and giving his speech Going Social at school last Tuesday. We met him again at FOWA and spoke about the use of the term user online (example:’s profile address when compared to Flickr) as well as Jon Hicks and his Rissington Podcast.
  • Christian Van Der Henst, Maestros del Web - fantastic story: he took this picture of us and posted it to Flickr; we found the picture, commented on it, and then met him at the conference.
  • Andy Mitchell & George Palmer, meecard - nice new service (registration currently closed - set to open soon) that aggregates all your social networks or contact information and puts it in one nice digital card.
  • Gavin O'Carroll, - a ‘washing line’ for your digital bits and pieces - the only way to understand it is to go and sign up…
  • Wouter Broekhof, Wakoopa - these guys are just fantastic. Privacy concerns aside, go and sign up for an account and have a try. And maybe read through their Your Privacy page, especially important as they expand to tracking web apps.
  • Dave Rooney, Just Routes - nice public transport journey planner, though currently only works in Dublin. Would be fantastic to see it expanded to London, but understand their reasons for not doing so.


By cvander on 5 October 2007 at 11:36:

It was nice to meet you guys.. Keep up the good work.

By Preoccupations on 6 October 2007 at 21:58:


I didn’t go to this latest get-together (I did make the March 07 meet: see here), but we sprung five final year students from school for the day … and I think they had a ball. Alex’s FOWA photoset is…

By Will Morgan on 17 September 2008 at 0:17:

Are you going this year?

By Alex Muller on 17 September 2008 at 0:19:

One better, I got myself a student conference ticket for £50! I’ll post something about it before the actual time, now I think about it…

How about you?