Next week is going to be a humdinger. If you’re in the Bay Area, here’s what I think you should do:
– Attend Google I/O. If you’re a developer, trust me, I think you’ll get something out of the conference. Just check out the list of sessions, for one thing. The price is $400, but if you have a student ID the price is only $50. Need an extra incentive? I’ll be doing a site review session so you can tell your website and get a review and advice about your site. I plan to bring along several smart folks from my team to help on the panel. I really think this conference will be worth your while.
– Is $400 (or even the $50 student rate) too much to pay? Then come to WordCamp 2009 in San Francisco on Saturday, May 30, 2009. It costs $25 that includes a T-shirt and lunch. I’ll be speaking at WordCamp as well.
– Maker Faire is next weekend (May 30 & 31st). I love Maker Faire, so I’ll be there to soak up the fun. If you’re a geek in the Bay Area, you don’t want to miss Maker Faire–again, trust me on this.
Bonus recommendation: If you’re willing to look two weeks out instead of one week, SMX Advanced will be in Seattle on June 2-3, 2009. I think there’s only ~50 tickets left, so I’d sign up soon. I’ll be there and I’m really looking forward to it. Danny Sullivan will repeat our You & A session where both Danny and the audience ask me questions.
I think each of these events should kick butt in slightly different ways, so I hope you can make it to some of them. If you can make it and you see me, walk up to say hello and chat a little bit!