Sunday, February 18, 2007

E27 Unconference

2 days ago I attended an "unconference" (what is this?) organized by E27, where I met up with lots of old friends (Weijin & Huahui (from skritch, my former acapella band), Kevin Lim (my fav Singaporean blogger at Thoery.IsTheReason), Jin Hian (my scholar senior), the NUSEA folks I got to meet in the Bay Area like Yang Bing & Prashant, Yong Quan (from my secondary sch days!), etc) and finally got to meet up face-to-face with some of the people whom I've made acquaintance with online (like Bjorn, Jason). I really enjoy the open format and feel really encouraged to find some many like-minded folks in Singapore who are also interested in the possibilities of internet and digital media. It felt great bouncing off ideas with all the folks there who are passionate about the next big thing on the net~ I was also really pleased to see that local entrepreneurs like Leonard at Tyler Project are getting some form of success (at least in the traditional sense of the word..and in some ways, that's what matters)...I really do think that these guys will go far~ Not forgetting the new folks I gotta know that evening (people like Kevin Lee (from Stanfurd..hee), Royston & Vinod (both co-founders of E27 Singapore), Ben Koe (the PR guy), Michael Cheng and Michael Lim (both veterans from the Web 1.0 days). It's a pity I didn't get to talk to as many people as I wish...cos there're obviously many smart guys out there that night; which is why I'm really looking forward to the next event! Btw, to the gd ppl at E27, thumbs up!

A picture snapped by Ivan Lian, a Yahoo guy...I think I was getting abit too emotional telling them my latest ideas...hee :)


Benjamin Koe said...

Hi Michael, thanks for the note you left on my blog. Great to have met you too, and don't worry, I'm sure we'll be bumping into each other a lot more in time to come. Thanks for the link and mention too!

Kevin said...

Nice meeting you Michael. Wish I could play the guitar and sing as well as you... maybe i could learn from you :)