Videos of the sessions from Drupal Camp London have started to appear on YouTube including some vox-pops style interviews from attendees. In this short interview [YouTube], MySQL co founder David Axmark gives a warning to the Drupal community. David makes a couple of observations about Drupal, drawing parallels between it and MySQL.
Troika is a London based studio founded by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel who are known for their experimental practise and projects that employ a cross-disciplinary approach and intersect between sculpture, architecture, and contemporary installation.
Amid this 11-hectare expanse of ancient rusting machinery, waste piles and grinding construction equipment is a converted brick sugar warehouse where a team of Swedes and Brits are poring over blueprints and renderings. LandProp Services bought the land in 2009. Their vision is to turn this grey netherworld, once planning approval is done, into a tightly packed neighbourhood they’ll call Strand East.
My last Friday in London was the cause for Likemind London and (directly across the street, 5 minutes after) Social Media CafÃ©. I'm pretty sure the idea is to eventually own a physical piece of "IRL" space - this goes beyond coworking - London has several coworking spaces already. We're talking a place for social media nerds or pros, however they choose to label themselves, to get together and talk. Now taking place every Friday Morning near London's glitzy West End, behind the theatre where you can see "Spamalot".
As I was sitting in a cafÃ© here in London yesterday, I picked up the Guardian's Thursday Technology Section and saw this rather large story a few pages in - there is a picture of some cute African kids with XO laptops, but the headline read Crime fears as cheap PCs head for Africa
I've certainly noticed the work of Russell Davies before, but somehow I thought he just blogged about food, because he's written a book about 50 great cafÃ©s around the UK called Egg, Bacon, Chips & Beans with an accompanying cafÃ© blog, as well as one called a good place for a cup of tea and a think.
It was awesome. I'm going back at least twice next year. I have lots to catch up on, but it doesn't feel like a chore. I'm getting some nice solidification of some of my crazy ideas, and some perspective on some of my old ones. 2008 will be the best year ever, and I have Kait and London to thank for it in part.
If anyone has Google Alerts set for CoworkingLondon, they'll come across this blog post and reply soon.
I am currently staying in Northern London, and I'm now an expert at the tubes and trains here, so I can get to anyplace I like. I have a day off tomorrow until around 1600 (that's 4PM for you non-Europeans), and I'd like to co-work somewhere in town.
One birthday regret: I weigh more than 10 times my age. Hopefully this will be the last birthday I will ever have to say that.
By the time most of you read this, I will likely be on my way to the airport. I'm flying out on NorthWest (for the frequent flyer miles). Never flown with them internationally, we'll see. I am pulling out my passport at this very moment...right.
If you have friends in London, send them here to the blog and the comments on this post or the contact form, or MySpace.
If you're on Flickr, add me, I hope to be posting photos all along the way.