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A lot of travelling

by Joel Spolsky
Sunday, March 05, 2006

Somewhere in the world, there's a conference organizing school, and they must teach you there that all conferences have to be held during March. This month I'll be in California more than New York:

First stop: O'Reilly ETech in San Diego, where I'll give a quick status report on the state of affairs in UI design. At another session, I'll give some tips on usability testing.

Then to Austin for SXSW where I'm on some kind of panel entitled Sink or Swim: The Five Most Important Startup Decisions. Here's a good startup decision: work on your products instead of hanging out at "interactive festivals" in Texas.

Next, it's back to California for SDWest 2006 where Tyler and I will take questions at a screening of Aardvark'd and, hopefully, bring home some lucite beverages.

After a few minutes at home, I'll be appearing at Eclipsecon (Is Java the new Cobol?) and visiting Y Combinator.


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