Sunday, May 08, 2005

i Blog: The 1st Philippine Blogging Conference

Laden with manuals for next week's class and a box of Davao-made siopao, I walked into the UP NISMED auditorium. Who should I see on the mike stand but dear ol' Sacha talking about wikis. Talk about good omen.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. This was the i Blog summit, the first Philippine Blogging Conference, populated by the country's leading and very vocal bloggers. I wouldn't have been able to attend if it weren't for the class I'm teaching next week, so I'm very thankful for these small blessings.

It was part reunion of sorts as the whole gang was there: Sacha, Marcelle, Clair, Sean, Ranulf, and Diane. Some old faces, too: Janette Toral, Dean and Nikki Alfar, Dondi Mapa and Jessie from OHSI.

It was also part eyeball as I finally got to meet some people I only knew through their blogs: Jonas Diego, Head Geekete, and Cha Gascon.

The contents of the conference will probably end up as a Rational Technology article for this week, so I'll save the details for later.

Barbecue at Migs' place after the conference. I finally got to see the second half of the Clone Wars.

Good fun yesterday.


  1. Always great fun with you people!

  2. Great fun? :P

    Understatement of the year, Dom. :)

  3. Wah! I wish I went there! Oh well, at least the wedding i attended that same day was also eventful :)

  4. Glad to see you once again Dom. Hope you can join the next iBlog!