I went to Nexus with the wonderful guys and gal from ping.sg. I so glad that I could tag along with them as I would never attend this great event if I'm alone. We reach the place rather late as everyone was late for the pre-event breakfast session. Luckily the event haven't started.
The first speaker is Nathan Torkington from O'Reily Radar. Great speaker. Really enjoyed listening to his speech.
Next was a short interview with the organisers of Nexus.
The first panel was about emerging opportunities in the flat world. The Microsoft guy clearly has an agenda of his own. Open Source not good? How could that be possible?
It was teabreak after the first panel. The teabreak provided a good environment for networking. As for me, I just stick with the guys from ping.sg and see how they network. Me just a nobody in the IT industries.....
After the teabreak, there was a dual track panel. One was on mobile web explosion at the auditorium while the other was about crowdsourcing at one of the smaller room. Being a blogger, it is obvious that I attend the panel on crowdsourcing.
The panelist for the crowdsourcing panel includes guest from Cnet, Stomp and tomorrow.sg. Its the most interesting panel for the event. The room was overcrowded. We should have taken the auditorium for this event instead. Didn't really buy everything that panelist from stomp said. She claims that stomp will post all submission by readers as long as it is not racist or anything to do with religon. How about political? Hmmmm....
Uzyn stole the stage for 5 minutes halfway thru the panel. It started with Clapping tree talking about tomorrow.sg's way of selecting article and how difficult it was for bloggers to gain readership. She mentioned about ping.sg which suddenly drew lots of attention among the audience. Uzyn took over the mike and talk about ping.sg briefly. Looks like we are going to get a hike in membership this few days. Haha.
It was lunch after the crowdsourcing panel. Uzyn was surrounded by lots of people asking him questions. The rest of the ping.sg gang just stood one side and watch his 10 minutes of fame. haha.
Rather surprised that lunch was also provided. I thought we have to go out and hunt for our own food. Wow, the sponsors must be good. :D
The panel after lunch was slow. I guess they put drug in our food, making everyone feeling sleepy. I went to the Future of the web panel, skipping rinaz's talk on second life. Sorry, but second life is a small subset of the future of the web. :D
We had another teabreak and chance for networking after the future of the web panel. The problem with all these event is that all you do is eat, sit, talk and listen. Don't get fat also very hard.
The last panel was on riding on change, which I totally catch nothing. Maybe I should wait for the podcast and re-listen to the discussion.
At the end of the event, there is a chill out plus networking session at one of the room. Free food and beer provided. Wah. The sponsors are really good. Had a great chat with some of the industries players. It was inspiring listening to their views and looking at some sample of the things they were doing.
Overall, it was a great event. Wish they could do it every year.