Notes on Self-Promotion by Peter Shankman

There was too much going on at SXSW for me to catch everything – I’m catching up on panels I didn’t see and Peter Shankman had a great talk on self-promotion and how to do it right. Honestly this stuff is very common sense but if you’ve been on twitter or facebook for more than a day you know that most people still don’t get it. Here are my notes from his talk.

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November in Phoenix for Geeks

In the last couple of years we’ve done a good job in Phoenix of making things happen and getting good conferences with good turn out happen here in the valley and a couple of the annual big events have been making a home in November. This grouping has been dubbed Geek Week Az and there are a LOT of things happening and some big names and I wanted to organize that information and list what’s going on in one location. It’s not pretty but here’s what we’ve got coming for you in Phoenix in November.

High Profile Events

Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference
Thursday Nov 12 – 7:30am – 7:00pm, Register, hashtag: #azec09
Desert Willow Conference Center – map

WordCamp Phoenix
Friday Nov 13 – 8:00am – 5:00pm, Register, hashtag: #phxwc
Arizona Grand Resort – map

Sat-Sun Nov 14 – 15, Register, hashtag: #podcampaz
University of Advancing Technology – map

Other Important Events in November 2009

Ignite Phoenix 5
Tuesday Nov 3 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tickets, hashtag: #ignitephx
Tempe Center for the Arts – map

Tedx Phoenix
Friday Nov 6 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Tickets, hashtag: #tedxphoenix
Mesa Arts Center – map

Desert Code Camp
Saturday Nov 7th – 8:00am – 5:00pm, hashtag: #desertcodecamp
DeVry University – map

SustainaBIL Conference
Sunday Nov 8th – 11:00am – 7:00pm, Register
ASU SkySong – map

AZIMA – Build Your Tribe
Tuesday Nov 10th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Tickets, hashtag: #joinAZIMA
Tempe Mission Palms – map

Creative Connect
Tuesday Nov 10 – 6:00pm
Tuomisto Bell Studio Foundry – map

Gangplank Hacknight
Wednesday Nov 11 – 6:00pm – 9:00p, hashtag: @gangplank
Gangplank – map

Developer Ignite 2
Wednesday Nov 11 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, hashtag: #devignite
Gilbert Community Center – map

Social Media Club Phoenix
Thursday Nov 12 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm, hashtag: #smcphx
Desert Willow Conference Center – map (after #AZEC09)

There are also some pretty interesting after parties to attend but currently we haven’t planned anything, YET… I’ll see you all there!
(map removed as events are over now – next year!) For highly rated web design and internet marketing in Cardiff visit

Attending SXSW Interactive 2009

I’ve been held back from attending SXSW before for money reasons and also for not being able to take time off of work, but I made a promise.  After reading all of the tweets, blog posts, podcasts and hearing the chatter from everybody from 2008 I made a promise that I would get to SXSW Interactive in 2009 no matter what.  That time has come and I’m happy to say that I will see you in Austin at the Omni and around town!

I’ve created my card that I’ll be handing out so look for that and feel free to leave feedback on the card as well in the comments.

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