I was reading Twitter last night and saw someone mention “Monday’s keynote,” and thought.. “I think you mean… a week from Monday.” Then I realized, holy crap, nope, it’s THIS Monday. WWDC 2011 is just around the corner.
This will be an interesting one, I’m sure. Besides the normal “The sessions will be awesome, the beer will be fantastic, and the people will be vulgar” I mean.
This year will be neat for a whole other set of reasons. For one, it’s been like a month since we’ve last seen @cvee, which is the longest we’ve gone without seeing him since we hired the bird-like-individual a few years ago. I look forward to hanging out with him again. There’s no big-bird like a drunk big-bird.
Dave (he uhh… doesn’t do twitter), our new guy, or “Rainman #2” I like to call him (@cvee was Rainman #1) will be joining us for the first time. That’ll be interesting, cause well, he doesn’t drink (guess he didn’t get the memo about what the D stood for). But seriously, I’m looking forward to seeing what he thinks of the conference. Dave quite literally taught me how to code, forever ago. He somehow had the patience to teach highschool-me how to code in assembly. It’s taken me years to convince him to learn Cocoa and tackle consumer software with me.
@chrisfarber will be there. Jesus. Still doubting this one will actually happen. I’ve known @chrisfarber for almost as long as I’ve known Dave, the big difference here is that we’ve been running a business together, and I’ve never met him. When we started NetworkLocation, I think he was still in high school. He’s been in university for what feels like forever. He’ll be bunking with Phil and I, so I fully expect him to leave mentally (and potentially physically/emotionally) scared. He might actually be 21 now, and so there will need to be some type of company initiation thing going on involving medically-unrecommended amounts of beer. Oh… and at one point I have to “accidentally” introduce him to @rudyrichter.
We’ll be sportin some new advert-tees that we just got in this week for Oomph, and Sidekick. Come find us and say hello, we don’t bite. We might say awful awful things, but I promise we don’t physically bite.