Monthly Archives: September 2006
So I’m back in San Francisco after returning from Brussels and one insane week packed with conferences. (EuroOSCON, GovCamp, DrupalCon, and BarCampBrussels). I’m exhausted, but buzzing with excitement. There are just too many people doing interesting things in this world.
Next up: San Fran Drupaler’s should unite and throw something serious down at the upcoming Yahoo! Hack Day. I’d like to go, so if there are other Drupal heads in attendance, I’d love to work on any kind of hack involving Drupal, Yahoo! maps, upcoming.org concert data, and last.fm. Send me a shout if you’re interested!
I’m stoked to be speaking tomorrow about music at the O’Reilly EuroOSCON conference tomorrow. So far, the conference has been quite interesting and I’ve enjoyed hearing about new projects and new approaches. The things I have enjoyed so far are:
- Tom Steinberg’s “Hackers guide to democracy” and mysociety.org. We need something like this in Canada. Maybe built on Drupal. Hmmm…
- Bre Pettis (of Make Magazine fame) and his cool drawbot
- Tim O’Reillys’ keynote, which was a well put together summary of things we all know. But when you hear it all said again in a clear concise voice, you just can’t help but get excited.
- Hanging out with Drupal folk.
- Daisy, which looks kind of cool.
Looking forward to DrupalCon and BarCamp, coming up this weekend!
There are already a few companies (like projectopus.com) that let musicians do this, but this is the first ‘official’ method.
Standout quote from the article comes from the always intelligent Terry McBride:
“We have a strong belief the next major retailer in music is the consumer themselves,” McBride said. “This is a step in the right direction.”