I spent Friday & Saturday last week at Creative tech, an Apple-centric conference held @ AUT here in Auckland. I’d been asked to be part of a panel of apple users to talk about how we use apples in our professions as an event to wrap up the conference. First up though; some really good sessions on iPad/iphone development, I’m going to have to have a crack at making an app, not sure what (yet). The Logic session (with Zed Brookes) was awesome, I learn’t a couple really cool tricks I need to try out too. I actually went to a 50 mactips in 50 mins session, which I’ll admit, I didn’t think would show me anything new, but I was wrong, there where a quite a few that I didn’t know, check out the site mactips.info, you may be surprised. Really enjoyed the opening key note with Mark Pesce and Saturday’s keynote with Matthew JC. Powell (check out his blog mactheblog.com). Some fascinating talks on Apples past, present and future. You can read more about the event on the herald site here.
So along came Saturday afternoon, and my time to perform was drawing near. Now I’m no stranger to talking to an audience but this audience was different. I’d talked to many during the two days and I’d established that the room was full of very talented creatives. I was actually nervous, esp as the entire event would be ad-lib. Thankfull all went really well. I don’t think I did too bad actually. phew! The panel was made up of some very interesting people that I’d love to speak with again (but perhaps minus the audience), check out that herald article, theres a section about the wrap event just after the “The Elephant in the Room” bit. Also check out the official site http://www.creativetech.net.nz.