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Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend Nude Nite Orlando this year due to the fact that I no longer live in Orlando, but I can always reminisce about last year’s event. Whether it was the artwork, live performances, or just diversity of mediums, I have to say it was sincerely impressive. I went from a photography exhibit, to an artist sculpting a live model in chocolate, to a burlesque show- I mean, where can you go to find that all in one place?
Well, since I am not able to attend this year, I’ve decided to post some photos I took at the event last year….and who knows, maybe we can get a Nude Nite up in Albany one of these days?
This first photo may seem familiar, since I posted her on my 365 project. She’s still one of my favorites:
The flyers were my second favorite after the burlesque dancers. They were memorizing:
The talent and variety of exhibits was amazing, some of my favorite pieces were:
The live art exhibits were interesting:
Even the audience put on a show:
My favorite acts of the night were the burlesque shows. These were not only super sexy and provocative, but were oh so clever and funny as well. I really need to find a good burlesque show to go to someday soon!
Brazalian martial arts ended my evening, definitely some amazing performances!
I hope everyone enjoyed Nude Nite 2011 as much as I did last year. Here’s to being able to attend in the future!
So you’ve seen the blog posts recapping Affiliate Summit day by day, you may have even fixated on the live blogging provided for each session, and perhaps you read FeedFront magazine drooling over the events and attendee list.
You had to sulk at your desk as you watched status updates and your twitter feed fill up with industry information, tips, and party news all attached with #ASE10- BUT, you haven’t seen behinds the scenes of what really went on for 3 crazy days and nights!
Here are the top ten things you NEVER KNEW you were missing at Affiliate Summit:
- The John Chow Beer Chug
- Awesome, yet thoroughly random party swag
- Shoemoney’s pimped out red tracksuit LIVE AND IN PERSON
- Duuuuuunnnn nun. Duuuuuuuunun. Dunnunnununun NANANA! Share-A-Sale Shark
- SUPER HEROS!
- Matching Affiliate jerseys – Hey, they’re team players! (ha ha)
- Hot Girls in Bikinis!!!
- Hanging out with some of the best people in the world!
- unRocking the photobooth at a swanky NYC rooftop hotel (open bar of course)
- Missy showing off her jugs
I had a great 4th of July hanging out with friends and family, stuffing my face, and getting mauled by mosquitoes while taking pictures of fireworks. Here’s to hoping everyone’s was just as great!
Unless you have been stuck in a closet or living in a cave for the past few months, you’ve most likely seen the new social media sensation, Foursquare, somewhere in your twitter or facebook stream. No longer your average sidewalk kid’s game, Foursquare (or four square or 4square or 4 sq or 42) is a location based phone app that combines gaming, friend stalking, and coupons all into one!
This small tech startup which was only a twinkle in co-founder’s Dennis Crowley‘s eyes a year ago, was a smashing success at SXSW where they managed to sign up over 100,000 people in a matter of a week using creative, and slightly awesome, guerrilla marketing techniques. In fact, the user base has grown leaps and bounds since then, and is now teetering on 1 million users:
But enough ABOUT foursquare, what you’re waiting to hear about (I’m sure), is how a day dedicated entirely to Foursquare and social media came about, and the amazing activities that ensued. The genius behind this social madness? Well you might be surprised to know that this entire day of social media celebration was not, in fact, concocted by the @foursquare team. It was actually started in Tampa by Nate Bowilla-Warford, a long time dabbler of social media, who figured out that April 16th fit perfectly as 4sqday [for all of you non-math majors out there, 42 =16, therefore the logical conclusion of the fourth month, April, and the 16th day.]
Long story short, after no response from pleading attempts for a 4 square day badge, a group of people decided to run a fast spreading grassroots movement to declare a national social media celebration day! I, personally, only found out about Foursquare day at a local Barcamp event a week before it was set to happen. I was very excited, but also let down that I would have to drive to Tampa to partake in the festivities (I’m located in Orlando – a good 1.5 drive.) Once I found out that Foursquare headquarters caught word and scrambled to throw together an epic party, I knew I wanted to head into NYC to join in… So I bought a plane ticket the day before and headed on up to the Big Apple!
In the end, over 150+ cities AROUND THE WORLD celebrated in masses by swarming in set locations, checking-in, tweeting out #4sqday and receiving badges. Even though pictures posted from other gatherings seemed like everyone had a good time, I remain 100% confident that the best party took place with the founding crew members and hometown users in the Penthouse Suite at Hotel Rivington. Here are some of the pictures from the night:
In order to get into the party, 4sq employees found a way to inform users to check into a secret location beforehand to get wristbands into the penthouse. Those guys are constantly coming up with new ways to interact with their users!
It was a blast and I hope to see you all checking in for Foursquare day 2011! Here’s to a SUPER SWARM next year!!!
I attended my very first Bar Camp Orlando on Saturday to rub elbows with my fellow geeks. I will admit it wasn’t my normal crowd, I’m more front end and search marketing, and this is more backend design code / programming, but we all seem to have similar interests when you boil it down.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a really diverse group of topics and interests covered. Here was the lineup when I first arrived:
A theme I saw repeated throughout the day was an emphasis on volunteerism and giving back to the community. I was excited that the first presentation I attended spotlighted an up and coming organization called One Brick Orlando. This 503c non-profit is trying to take away the hassle of getting out there and giving back. If any of you have ever tried volunteering on your own for orgs such as Habitat for Humanity, you understand the time it takes to actually create a team and be qualified and registered to step in on a project. With One Brick, the organizer works out details of the event, and you can sign up as you have time available. I can’t vouch for it personally, but I will definitely be checking it out!
Of course another VERY popular session was presented by none other than the founder of Mymoustacheand.me, Derek Bender. No folks, not the iPad session I could care less about, but more importantly, HTML5 and the awesomeness thereof. Probably the best slideshow of the day included the “div soup” of Family Guy, Archer, and The Office. #mykindofpeople [Check out the slideshow here]
And just to show that Bar Camp is not only about developers and drupal, the lectures varied dramatically with lectures such as “Conversational Karate” and “Usability for Websites”. I even attended participated in the session “You too Can SING!”, where we belted a few lines from Turn the Page:
Of course my favorite activity for the most part comes in the end with networking and few cold ones. It was great meeting everyone up in real life and discussing the iwebs with my geeky counterparts! I hope to see everyone again next year!
What were your thoughts? Did you enjoy this year more than last? What could they do to improve for the upcoming one? AND OF COURSE THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION…
Will you be attending National Foursquare Day?!
I joined in on Pillowlando on Saturday April 3rd, 2010 with over 100 other Orlando residents. It was organized by Brian Feldman to take part with 130 cities around the globe for international pillow fight day. We all fought to our hearts content, from babies to grandparents, everyone that showed up seemed to enjoy themselves.
AND IT BEGINS!
Oh no, a casualty…
The Press was out in full force:
All in all I had a great time. There’s nothing like a pillow fight that will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. It’s really great to feel like a kid again! Can’t wait till next year! To see the entire set visit my Flickr of Pillowlando…