MIX10 Wrap Up

Wow! What a week. The MIX10 event is over, and I hope that everyone made it home safely. It was great to meet everyone in-person, and I love that we referred to each other by our Twitter handles (I heard “Hi, Anyware” many times this week). I thought I’d provide some early data on the…

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MIX10 Surprise Room Upgrades

When we host a big event, the destination city usually rolls out the proverbial red carpet because of the additional business we bring to the area. This red carpet treatment often extends to the visitors bureau, the convention center, and the nearby hotels. The deal almost always involves committing to a certain number of hotel…

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All About MIX10

Here we are, only three short weeks away from our MIX10 event in Las Vegas. It’s been over 5 months (!) since my last update…the longest dry spell in my 5+ year blogging history. My front page still has old PDC2008 information on it! Anyway, I’m long overdue for a MIX10-related post, and I have…

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MIX09 Keynote and Session Videos

Whew…what a show! Thanks to everyone who joined us in Las Vegas last week for our fourth MIX conference, MIX09. It was great to meet many of you in person and to associate Twitter aliases with real names. It’s awesome that someone can walk up and say, “Hi, I’m WoogyChuck,” and I actually know what…

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MIX09 Sessions

Fantastic news! The team that’s responsible for the MIX09 site has heard your feedback, and they’ve created an always-up-to-date, simple list of all MIX09 keynotes and sessions for easy viewing and download. If you want to read about some other download options, or if you want to rename your downloaded files, check out my recent…

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Getting Ready for MIX09

Our MIX09 conference in Las Vegas is only one week away, and things are heating up! We’ve finalized the keynote content, published all of our session titles and abstracts (well, except for a handful we’ll announce at the event), locked-down the on-stage customers and demos, and handed off the bits for replication. It’s a flurry…

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MIX09: Objectified Screening, Scott Guthrie Interview, and More

First, we’ve coordinated a special screening of Gary Hustwit’s new documentary film, Objectified, at MIX09 in Las Vegas! We’ll be showing it only days after its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and Gary will be on-hand for some Q&A after the film. I’m a huge fan of Helvetica,…

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MIX09

Yes, I’m still alive, and no, the rumors about the PDC Hard Hat Challenges melting my brain are false (it was only a minor contusion). The good news is that I’ve fully recovered, and I’m now focused on our upcoming MIX09 event in Las Vegas! This time around, I play the role of MIX09 Keynote…

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Being Green at PDC2008

As the Content Owner for PDC2008, I’m now a member of the Tier 1 Events Council at Microsoft. This is a group that meets a few times a year to share ideas and best practices around our largest events (like Tech·Ed , MIX, and PDC). We met all day today and covered a number of…

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Donkey Kong at MIX08: Behind the Scenes

In the two weeks since our MIX08 event in Las Vegas, I’ve been asked many times about Steve Wiebe’s attempt to re-claim the Donkey Kong world record at our TAO attendee party on March 5th, 2008. So, I thought I’d document what happened "behind the scenes" for those of you who may be curious. The…

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