BlogTalk resources: live stream, topic exchange, wiki page… stay connected, whether you are lucky enough to be in Vienna or not.
If you aren’t lucky enough to be attending the BlogTalk conference today and tomorrow, you can still follow the fun with the live stream from the conference.
Other than that, two topics to keep an eye on over at Topic Exchange:
Topic Exchange allows to comfortably solve the problem “do I trackback other related posts, even if I haven’t linked to them directly?” — use Topic Exchange.
If you’re at the conference and/or staying at Hotel Atlas, make use of Rendez-Vous (Rendez-Vous allowed me to “bump” into a fellow blogtalker last night), the BlogTalk wiki page and #blogtalk on freenode. Also — no fear of stating the obvious — come up for a chat, I love meeting others in the flesh!
A few random facts about the last two days in Vienna.
This will be short and incomplete because I am just about to go straight asleep in front of the screen. I spent the last two days roaming around with Horst, Suw and Philipp.
- “Einbahn” means “one-way”, and not “subway” — those signs got me going round in circles on Friday
- ate good food
- froze watching “Citizen Kane” at the Vienna open air cinema last night
- regretted not attending BlogWalk after all
- Horst is at least as much into Bollywood as I am!
- lots of thoughts of things to post about languages and weblogs
- black Switcher jacket lost and found (thanks to the anonymous soul who picked it up)
- bad lasagna on the riverbank
- girl-talk during the football match
- not enough sleep, so much to read, so much to write, so much to talk
A first uneventful day in Vienna. Ethernet at the Hotel Atlas, too much walking, an expensive orange juice and a nice girl on the train.
So here I am, in Hotel Atlas, with free ethernet, a non-feather pillow, a bathtub, and already a few more books to add to my collection.
BlogTalk will start on Monday, so I have the week-end before me to do some exploring. I’m open to suggestions, still!
My first day here has been pretty uneventful (barring “rain” from the “events” category). I’ll just make three notes.
Firstly, if you go to have breakfast at Café Westend, just opposite the station, and the waiter asks you if you would like some orange juice, be prepared to pay as much for it as for the whole breakfast (approx. 5’€, perfectly reasonable for the breakfast, perfectly overpriced for the orange juice — even though it is freshly pressed). I made the mistake of thinking it was included, and was nastily shocked when I got the bill.
Second, I tend to walk way beyond my limits of tiredness. I just don’t stop. It’s so annoying. All the more now, as I actually catch myself doing it, but still can’t stop. I really have to find a way to avoid walking myself to death this week-end.
Third and last, I made a friend on the train to Zürich — fate had me sit right opposite Andrea, who lives in Geneva and was also making her way to Vienna. We’re meeting again tonight, with her (very nice and local-now-expat’) boyfriend.
I’ll be in Vienna from 1st-6th of July for BlogTalk 2.0, and I am looking for people to meet before the conference and eventually someone to share a hotel room with. Let me know if you’ll be there!
I’ll be going to Vienna early July for BlogTalk 2.0, a series of conferences on weblogs. I’m planning to go there a few days before, so I’ll be in Vienna from July 1st or 2nd to July 6th evening. Registration for the conference is open until June 21st if you want the cheaper, before-the-conference prices. Otherwise you can always register at the conference.
Is anybody else (apart from Suw) going to be in Vienna before the conference? I could also be interested in sharing a (cheapish) hotel room with somebody. Please leave a message in the comments or update BlogTalkVienna on Joiwiki if you’re going to be there!