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FrozenRails Helsinki, Finland

Posted in events, pics with tags , , , , on June 2, 2010 by chrisco

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FrozenRails was a great Ruby on Rails event in Helsinki, Finland. Great hosts, great speakers and participants. Thanks to all. Here are my pictures (and here are the rest of my pictures from around Helsinki).

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Reboot 11 Pics, Videos, and Links

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, events, ideas (often wacky ones), pics, videos on June 30, 2009 by chrisco

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Just time for a quick post to mark the end of another great Reboot. This year’s theme was Action (last year was Free).

Below are some links (and pics). Check back over time, as new and updated content will be posted. Update: is live.

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Time to Reboot! Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in contests & promotions, events on June 16, 2009 by chrisco

ANNOUNCEMENT: Want win a free BuzzPal t-shirt?   Find out how at end of this blog post.


Just time for a quick post, as fully half of the BuzzPal team gears up for another great event (and party!) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Last year was our first time at Reboot, thanks to this chain of events (that all took place via email and Twitter):

Turned on to Reboot by @Marston, who we met (and stayed with) in Amsterdam, at @guidoz‘s place (actually his girl’s place) who we met thanks to @patrick, who launched BuzzPal onto the European scene last April, at his (and his partners’) super smoken’ The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.

Ever since Amsterdam, we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of many other great events, thanks to our super awesome friends. Thank you, super awesome friends!

BTW, for anyone who was waiting for the last minute before deciding if you’re going to attend this year… it’s now officially the last minute.  Buy your fucking ticket!

Here’s a message I received this morning from @mygdal: “If you haven’t all ready registered there’s 25 tickets left, so absolutely last chance to register if you or a friend wants to participate:”

Ok, I gotta wrap up for now, too much shit to do, too little time (what else is new).  See you next week!


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TechCrunchTalk Nordic and Burt After Party

Posted in events, pics, startups, venture capital, videos on June 5, 2009 by chrisco

Just time to post a few pics from the excellent TechCrunchTalk Nordic in Stockholm last week. Coverage and videos here: TechCrunch and ArcticStartup. Lot of fun and interesting people at the event, including a strong showing from the Gothenburg crew!

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Geek Meet Stockholm With Chris Heilmann of Yahoo

Posted in contests & promotions, design & development, events on December 15, 2008 by chrisco

Some key takeaways and links from Chris Heilmann’s excellent and fun talk, mostly on front-end design and optimization, but also touching on many other fun, interesting, creative, and playful subjects. Thanks to him, Robert, Creuna, and all the people who made this event possible, including the participants, of course.  This was my second Geek Meet (first one here).

Background information, Chris’ slides, and my notes are below.  Please add whatever you like to the comments, such names and links to your favorite resources, tools, etc.

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Why Culture Is So Important (video)

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, events, other people's blogs, recruiting, startups on November 19, 2008 by chrisco
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A great Web 2.0 Summit 2008 presentation by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos (Tony’s bio and Zappos home page). Video.

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Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Photo Story

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, buzzpal updates, events, pics, startups, venture capital on November 5, 2008 by chrisco I decided to try something different this time. Instead of writing a standard blogger’s report, I thought it would be neat to put together a photo story of the event, from the opening day and happy hour to the Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions and events, including the great parties each night.

Unfortunately, I did not arrive until then end of the day Tuesday, just in time for the tail end of Startup Ignite, during SoundCloud’s excellent pitch. See full coverage of all the startups on TechCrunch UK.

As many of you know (see my comments at the end of this blog post), entrepreneurs trying to take dreams to reality hold a dear place in my heart. I see them as the ultimate blend of artist, athlete, business person, and politician (in the good way). They are also the ultimate optimists, following their hearts and dreams, undaunted by the doubters and naysayers, relishing the challenge, creating something out of nothing. Dreams to reality. Yes, we can.

Additional comments and links are below, as well as the rest of this photo story:

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