First stop: Phoenix, AZ where I will be sitting in on the 2006 PDGA Spring Summit and then competing in the first National Tour event of the 2006 season, The Memorial. This is my first PDGA event in well over a year after playing 21 tournaments in 2004. My only expectation is to have fun.
After the tournament I will stay on in Phoenix for a few days and work with my colleagues in our development center down there and get them caught up with a State of Web Standards at PayPal address. For the record, while it’s not apparent to the public yet, we’ve made a lot of progress and are definitely headed in the right direction. Launching in March will be some visible first steps as we swap out the legacy image and table based tabbed navigation with a simple unordered list that uses CSS for presentation. Check out the original prototype I created for a preview of what is to come.
Following Phoenix, it’s on to Austin, TX for the one and only SxSW Interactive. This will be my first time attending and I cannot wait. It’ll be nice to meet face-to-face with similarly obsessed geeks and catch up with old friends too. I’ve received some good tips on the local scene from K.C. Teis who is an Austin native and is definitely an authority on the subject. Perhaps in my next post I will share those. Anyone out there reading this going to SxSW? If so, chime in below and perhaps we can hook up and geek out over a cocktail.
Disclaimer: While I am an eBay employee, these opinions are my own.