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Recap 07.19.2011

I’m going to try my hand at doing a daily recap of all things good and not so good that happened throughout my day. While even writing this, I had an epiphany that I wasn’t a huge slacker.

  • Found $10 on the ground last night outside my housesitting place. Sweet.
  • Wrote a travel blog post about finally, FINALLY buying our Brussels –> Paris train ticket for only 25 euros
  • Dropped off a roll of film from my Portland, OR trip at the Lomography store for development, prints and digital cd. Only $16, sweet deal. And…I schooled another customer on how to use the light meter on his Canon AE-1, which my second camera during undergrad photo school. That was a huge boost of artistic confidence.
  • Coworked at New Work City and helped a wee bit with the after-hours WordPress NYC Meetup. I’m a PT member at NWC, come find me sometime.
  • Got social media schooled by Nichelle Stephens on some of her tools. Confirmed my conversion to Hootsuite from Tweetdeck especially for the Hootlet Chrome extension.
  • Registered for the Brussels Startup Weekend, October 21. Designers, coders and UI folks prototype and build projects in a weekend. Excited! And I got the last designer early bird spot.
  • Tried out Wooly’s Ice  with Nichelle. This stuff is amazing. I had the sweet milk ice with brownies, strawberries and drizzled with sea salt condensed milk.
Wooly's Ice

I had the sweet milk ice with brownies and strawberries. What new stuff are you trying this week?

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TECHMunch NYC 2011 Roundup

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Last week Saturday I had the pleasure of moderating a panel during TECHMunch, a one-day conference about food blogging and all the subjects that fall underneath that. My panelmates were a wonderful and diverse group of content creators and publishers, ranging from individuals posting to a YouTube channel all the way to a Food Network exec. It was my first panel moderating experience and because of these great folks and the audience questions, I would love to do it again. Surprisingly, I wasn’t that nervous going into it. Win.

And of course, huge thank you to Babette Pepaj of BakeSpace who created TECHMunch, and to Nichelle Stephens of Cupcakes Take the Cake (@niche) who is the  TECHMunch NYC organizer. So, below is a listing of the panelists, some of my guiding questions and some key answers/bits of info. Read on for more after the jump. Continue Reading →

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Videos Highlights from BlogHer 2010…Finally!

My videos from the Blogalicious Party at BlogHer ’10 are finally up and ready to view. Let me just say that Blogalicious knows how to throw a party like no other. They hired break dancers and a dj who came equipped more than even the other parties. Enjoy!

MVI 2913 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2915 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2916 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2917 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2921 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2922 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2923 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2929 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

MVI 2932 from Tricia Okin on Vimeo.

Photo Highlights from BlogHer 2010 – New York City

Even though I didn’t mention it recently, I attended the BlogHer 2010 Conference in NYC and my was it lovely. I met the best women in the world from all different walks of life who are all trying to share their stories via blogging. Below are some photo highlights and the videos of the awesome Blogalicious after party are soon to come!

Check out the BlogHer Tweets with the hashtags #BlogHer10, #BlogHer

A VC: Foursquare Google Maps Mashup

Fred Wilson over at A VC figured out after a little Googling, how to track & meld his FourSquare check-ins into a personalized Google Map.

He explains how exactly he pulled it off  in his post here.

In Fred’s case, he needed this for a presentation at a geolocation conference, but I can see this being applied in many uses. One of the foremost being a way to align your personal finance spending patterns & what your goals actually are. Imagine you “think” you’re being pretty good at reducing your nights out drinking or eating but the actual FourSquare check-ins show otherwise. If you’re honest with yourself, you’d be able to take stock and change more of your habits to less expensive outings like free art galleries and park picnics.

How else could we use this new mashup to benefit or improve our personal lives?