All posts for “seattle”


New Friends (and some old ones) from Gnomedex

Posted by: leelefever on August 12, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, event, gnomedex, newfriends, seattle


I had high expectations for Gnomedex - a conference run by Chris Pirillo in Seattle. The only other one I went to was in 2005 and it was an amazing experience. There was this feeling of changing the world - people were hyped up and it was palpable. Unfortunately, this time around, I didn't feel the same. I didn't leave the event with an uplifted feeling - if anything, I left a bit of cynicism. As expected though, I met a raft load of interesting people so it was worth the effort by far... Continue Reading

More on 43 Things "Neighborhood Watch"

Posted by: leelefever on April 17, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: best practices, community, seattle, Social Design, spam


A little while back, I wrote about a brand new feature from the Robots who created the online community site 43 Things . The feature is "neighborhood watch" and it enables "community members in good standing" to contribute to fighting the site's growing spam problem. Just to day Daniel Spils posted a follow up describing how it has worked so far. In attacking a problem of this scale, we knew we’d have to turn to our community of users and a few automated tools. Enter Neighborhood Watch... Continue Reading

Visible Technologies is Playing with Fire

Posted by: leelefever on April 16, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: business, community, seattle, service, socialdesign


Sean reminded me about a local Seattle company called Visible Technologies that enables organizations to listen and respond to the commentary that is occurring across blogs, social networks and communities. This is a fast growing niche and one that is fun to watch. Organizations of all types are growing more and more curious about what is being said about them online - and struggling to respond in the appropriate way. While I have confidence that Visible will do well as a company, I think... Continue Reading

Go to Ignite Seattle! Feb. 13th!

Posted by: leelefever on January 30, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: event, seattle, Speaking, unconference


Why? There are a lot of great reasons... It is a "geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking)." The last event featured team popsicle bridge building and 25 speakers. It's FREE It brings together fun and interesting people in Seattle. Bre and Brady are the organizers and they are the coolest. Oh, and I will be speaking Yay! Here the subject of my short talk, as listed on the site: Lee LeFever (The World Is Not Flat) - Adventures from a Year of... Continue Reading

Go To Seattle Mind Camp: Nov 5-6

Posted by: leelefever on October 14, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: event, seattle, unconference


A group of friends are putting together a Bar Camp inspired gathering here in Seattle that is meant to bring together a group of 150 Seattle's thinkers and doers. Here's a description from the site: Seattle Mind Camp is a self-organizing, digitally minded, entrepreneur-driven, overnight Seattle confab. What: A weekend, 24-hour, multi-track event. Think huge space with breakout rooms, broadband Wi-Fi, projectors, white boards - and you.Who: 150 of Seattle's forward thinkers: techies,... Continue Reading

Blue Flavor is Open for Business

Posted by: leelefever on September 26, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: business, design, friends, seattle


Congrats to my friends and fellow Seattle guys Blue Flavor for getting their new company off the ground. From their site: We're four guys with a zeal for simple, clear and effective communication and creating lasting interactive experiences. We’re big picture thinkers, Web and mobile architects, user advocates, writers, speakers and well-respected experts. We're also fairly regular folks who think technology should work for people, not the other way around.   Blue Flavor is: Brian Fling, D... Continue Reading

Wi-Fi on Seattle Buses

Posted by: leelefever on September 7, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: seattle, wifi


Wow, it looks like Seattle is doing a test of Wi-Fi via Seattle buses. Beginning today, some riders on two Metro bus routes will be able to turn on and tune in their laptops to the Internet using Wi-Fi wireless connections in a five-month trial that could expand to other routes, if successful. By mid-October, all 29 buses that run on Route 197 between the University District and Federal Way and Route 48 between Loyal Heights and Rainier Beach should offer their riders the free service, said... Continue Reading

Pre-GnomeDex BBQ Retrospective

Posted by: leelefever on September 7, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, event, home, newfriends, seattle


I few months ago, I had a bar-b-cue at my house and invited the Internet to come over. It was the afternoon before GnomeDex and I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I didn’t write about it much then, but the results were incredible and I hope others will do similar events. It all stated with the guys at Bryght, who planned to come over that afternoon. I offered a BBQ and someone mentioned that I should have something for other folks coming into town. I accepted the offer and, on a whim... Continue Reading

Tagging Katrina

Posted by: leelefever on September 5, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: event, news, seattle, tagging


Last week I participated in a Seattle Blogwalk (which I haven't yet written about- but soon!) one of the questions we asked was who had blogged about Hurricane Katrina. I raised my hand and talked about using my personal blog to let people know that our friend David Stitcher made it out of the city. I wondered at the time if there was any chance that someone who knows Dave, besides a regular reader, would be able to find that post. Since, I've been following some of what Nancy White,... Continue Reading

Nice Work Jordan

Posted by: leelefever on August 21, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: friends, seattle


Right on. I just got a call from my friend Jordan, who just got a job at Amazon and is stoked about it. You might remember that Jordan stayed with us while looking for an apartment in Seattle a few months back. Since then he's graduated from college, gotten into the Seattle scene and hoped for the best as an independent entrepreneur. Since that's tough right outta college, he's going to work for the man at Amazon. I'm sure he'll dig it and put a few more roots down in Seattle. It's been... Continue Reading