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Passionate Users at SXSW

A few bits of news --

I'll be doing a talk on "How to create passionate users" at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive festival/conference in mid-March.

I'm also doing a panel at SXSW with Dori Smith, Shelley Powers, and Virginia DeBolt on "Why are women invisible on the web: whose butts should we be kicking?" As many of you know, I don't even agree with the premise of the title (I'm a woman, I certainly am not invisible on the web), and I have intense disagreements about this with the other women on the panel, so... it should be a rather festive panel ; ) (I'm thinking smackdown) I have to hand it to Dori, of whom I'm a big fan, for putting together a panel that offers differing perspectives.

I'm about 90% certain I'll be doing the half-day creating passionate users tutorial at ETech again, also in March.

But the one I'm really really really looking forward to is Webstock in New Zealand, in May, where I'll be doing "creating passionate users", and I know the organizers have some special things planned.

Other news... you may already know that Eric Freeman and I are both Dance Dance Revolution enthusiasts, which is why Coding Horror's Jeff Atwood just sent me this post on Guitar Hero. I want one.

And here's a fun post (be sure to check out the Guinness commercial if you haven't seen it) with an anti-TV drawing I got a laugh from.
(Thanks to James Governor for the tip.)

Also, to any of you who are still waiting for an email response -- I'm just BARELY keeping my head above water, and between the book and trying to check in on the blog, I'm still way behind on everything (and overwhelmed). Don't be shy about resending or being persistent, and I'll try to catch up soon.

Posted by Kathy on November 7, 2005 | Permalink

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And, of course, we are really, really, really, really looking forward to having you here!!

Posted by: Mike | Nov 8, 2005 12:32:42 AM

Having who there? Who put up this blog entry? I don't see anyone...

Posted by: Richard Cook | Nov 9, 2005 7:45:59 AM

Hey, even people who aren't the conference organisers are really looking forward to having you here... :-)

P.S. You'll probably hear this more than once before you get to NZ but make sure you spend some time in the South Island too--for your benefit... Yeah, I'm biased but that just makes me a passionate resident doesn't it?

Posted by: Phil | Nov 13, 2005 5:39:33 AM

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