SuperHappyDevHouse Live Blog

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After work today I met up with John and headed over to 1 Alexander to join in the SuperHappyDevHouse hijinx. Most were there to brainstorm and come up with fun, neat little ways to geek, hack and play with the weebernet but some are here simply to eat, drink, and be geeky – ourselves included.


Introductions were made and topics were rattled off, it’s a test-tube environment with creative juices flowing like the beer from the Keg. I’ve decided that I’m done for work for the day so the blogging shall begin. I’m taking camera phone pics of the event and they’re all posted on my Flickr tag: shdh. There’s also a live UStream that you can watch below. Check back here for updates and photos throughout the evening.

We have discovered that it takes 4 people to light a BBQ, and it will take 4 bratwursts an eon to cook, especially when you haven’t had lunch yet and you already have a beer in ‘ya.
Work is done for the day, focusing on the live blog. Most people are split up into groups, discussing very productive things, I however have been sent downstairs to get John’s sunglasses. Oh well, time to schmooze!
Boris‘ kielbasa is very tasty – and huge! I’ve been wandering around with Duane‘s camera for a little while, snapping pics and trying to handle it’s hugeness (that’s the camera lens, not the kielbasa). I’ve been getting some flack for not promoting John’s employment abilities so here’s a shout out – if you’re in need of a website, audio, radio, av, mac, drupal, kinda guy, hit up his site for more information and please contribute to making us a dual income household.
Dave has arrived! It’s the first time John and I have seen him since the “loss” of the season. We’re talking Ottawa/Buffalo and also looking ahead to next season. We’re also having some great chats with John Biehler and Richard Eriksson.
People are leaving and the crowds are thinning. Just spent some quality time chatting to Ivan and talking about more geekery. I think John and I will be leaving soon, we’re out of beer… that’s the tell-tale sign…

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  1. JennyFriday, May 11th, 2007 — 5:23pm PDT

    I mean this is the nicest possible way : That looks like a huge geekfest !


  2. Miss604Friday, May 11th, 2007 — 5:25pm PDT

    And how!

  3. LizSaturday, May 12th, 2007 — 12:44am PDT

    Hey Miss 604! I didn’t realize you were a fellow Metroblogger! Nice to meet you tonight and yeah it was a fabulous geekfest.

  4. Miss604Saturday, May 12th, 2007 — 6:32pm PDT

    Great to meet you too Liz! We could have had a mini-metblogs meetup hehe. Good times, can’t wait for Barcamp this summer.

  5. RichardSunday, May 13th, 2007 — 11:14am PDT

    Sorry we didn’t get to talk too much: it was loud and filled with lots of people, and I tend to shut down during those types of events. Still working on that, but I do prefer smaller gatherings in quieter places. That said, I’m glad we met up, Miss604: I saw your “where’s Richard” note on the IRC channel but not until hours after.

  6. john bollwitt blog » Follow up thoughts on SuperHappyDevHouseMonday, May 14th, 2007 — 11:00am PDT

    […] I’m unaware if anything monumental came from the event, but there were a chunk of folks who were looking to do something that sounded neat. I don’t think that I was completely out of my element there, but hard coding is a tad out of the realms of the things I know and like to do. I overheard that one of said coders asked Rebecca why she was there once they found out that she was “just a blogger“. […]

  7. Miss604’s Canuck Life :: A Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Vancouver Blog RoundupMonday, May 14th, 2007 — 8:07pm PDT

    […] I shared some link love for fellow local bloggers, and since I’ve recently met a bunch at the SuperHappyDevHouse, I thought it was time for a blog […]

  8. Miss604’s Vancouver Blog » Blog Archive » Tuesday Morning Link Fest now in Sticker FormTuesday, January 15th, 2008 — 3:12am PST

    […] it seems to be more like an all night geekfest of a weekend at some point in the future. Kinda like SuperHappyDevHouse meets the Goonies. Okay not really but it seems like a highly advanced and profitable platform. […]

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