A busy week in Vancouver…

I’m lucky enough to be attending the EE Roadshow in Vancouver next Friday and then BarCamp Vancouver on Saturday/Sunday. It’s been a while since I’ve attended any tech events. So I’m really looking forward to the enthusiasm and great ideas that Vancouver’s tech events promote.

Having worked with ExpressionEngine (EE) for over a year now, I’m particularly excited to sit in a room full of people who also use it. Reading through the forums is great, and solves a lot of problems, but there’s really nothing like face to face discussion about topics of interest. Big thanks to Monique for making it happen!

And thanks to everyone who puts in the hard work to organize these events!

iPhone not Available

iPhone not Available

At the Rogers Store on Broadway this morning for the iPhone 3G launch. We stood around for about 2.5 hours and the line didn’t move a whole lot. Breakfast consisted of a granola bar and water. Rogers would give us any info about the number of units until almost 10am, well after the media had left. There was a chance that I’d be able to pick up an 8GB iPhone. But it looked like hours of processing time. And I had work to do. It turns out had I gone two mins from my house I could have walked in and picked one up at 10am – but the drive back to Langley took an hour so I missed out.

The only reason I’d attended the downtown launch was because I had to drive my brother and his wife to the airport for their honeymoon. So I figured if I had to get up at 5am, I might as well get something out of it.

It was just too bad that the Rogers reps at the launch didn’t level with us about numbers when we got there, as I’d easily have been able to get to the local store in time to have picked one up.

It was also kind of funny that when they were interviewing the first guy who got an iPhone (and they were having network problems) the backdrop was a poster claiming the fastest high-speed network.

All in all, the people in the lineup made it a good time. But things could have been run much more smoothly.

No worries – there’s be more on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Brind’Amour Classic Golf Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis

Jeremy golfing at Storey Creek
Jeremy driving the ball at Storey Creek.

This weekend I’m going to be playing in the Rod Brind’Amour Classic Golf Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis at Storey Creek Golf Course in Campbell River, BC.

We recently completed the Campbell River Cystic Fibrosis website. There’s a list of this weekend’s auction items on the site.

I believe this is the 3rd year I’ll be participating and it’s always been a blast.

Here’s a link to a post I wrote about the tournament in 2006, the year the Hurricanes won the cup.

Erin Wallis will be shooting pictures at the tournament too – so there should be some great shots!