Meeting The Influencers & Inspirers at Gnomedex.

Starting on Friday, another great conference takes place. For over nine years, technology evangelist Chris Pirillo has hosted what is known as Gnomedex in the beautiful city of Seattle. This year, I am privileged to be attending along with my friends Shashi Bellamkonda (the Social Media “Swami”) and Steven Fisher, both of Network Solutions. During this time, I will be reporting to you about the sessions happening during the conference and bringing you pictures of the events, including tweetups, dinners, lunches, sessions and even the hallway activity.

There is an interesting lineup scheduled and I hope that it’s not going to be the same stuff that I’ve heard as it relates to social media because that would make it pointless, so my expectations of Gnomedex are high – but from what I’ve been told from veteran attendees, this is one that shouldn’t be missed. But if you’re not able to make it down to the Bell Harbor Conference Center, from what I’ve gathered the event will be covered live on UStream.tv so you can follow along on the action.

As part of my journey to Gnomedex, I’m also working with the team from Network Solutions to help promote the new redesigned website that will help make the customer experience much better. You can read more about this redesign here. Some interesting deals and contests will be going down during the two-day conference so stay tuned.

And if you’re going to be at Gnomedex, please be sure to stop me in the hallway or in a session and say “hello”. I love meeting people and enjoy swapping business cards. I’ll be the one with a camera taking an exorbitant amount of photos.

See you at Gnomedex!

Update #1: You can view at least the rough notes from the sessions I attend on my Posterous site if you want to know what tidbits are useful as takeaways.

By Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."