2008 in Review: January to June

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve decided to do a photo post for my official “year in review” but going through my iPhoto and Flickr archives I realized it would be impossible to only choose one photo to represent each month. I’ve decided to do this recap of 2008 in two posts, January to June then July to December (which will follow later) each with photos representing each month.

January 2008 Archives

Several big things happened in January, the first was meeting Tom Larscheid and John Shorthouse up in the broadcast gondola of GM Place thanks to John.

Another was being named one of the “Tech Women to Watch” by Raincity Studios (which was celebrated among with the other fine women named at Launch Party).

There was also my flash trip to Toronto to be a part of the victorious Team Blogger on CBC’s television show, Test the Nation. I met some amazing bloggers and podcasters from across the country (and traveled with some too) and got to meet Samantha Bee (our assigned celebrity and blogger).

February 2008
February 2008 Archives

Photo credit: Keira-Anne on Flickr

I visited my friend Keira’s favourite little place to play in the snow for the first time last February. Mount Washington over on Vancouver Island is pretty darn amazing and I had a wonderful time hanging out in her hometown to boot.

Birthday Boris!

This was the month for Northern Voice where I live blogged, updated wikis, wore a sheriff badge, was on a panel, and captured my friend Dave’s now internet-famous talk, “F*ck Stats, Make Art“.

It was also in February that The Crazy Canucks did their first (official) podcast recordings from GM Place and I was on an episode of The Lab With Leo.

[Acquired From DownTheLab]

March 2008
March 2008 Archives

Proudest. Auntie. Ever.
In early March I became an auntie for the 4th time as baby Jakob was welcomed to the world.

In March I went to the launch of the Union Gospel Mission’s website, John and I had our photo in the Wall Street Journal (thanks to Darren) and we took a weekend getaway to lovely and refreshing Saltspring Island.

Rockin' Out

April 2008
April 2008 Archives

In April I liveblogged the inaugural Bridging Media Conference that was a great success. I was on a panel at the Massive Technology Show, I liveblogged the Open Web Conference, and I was a speaker (and liveblogged) WordCamp Vancouver.

On Top of the World

I met Pauline for the first time, took a trip to Osoyoos with John (where I wrote about Golden Beaver and Burrowing Owl Wineries), I watched Trevor Linden play in his last NHL game, and I took the time to address Cyberbullying.


May 2008
May 2008 Archives

I was a speaker at Convergence, I wrote a movie review for the 24 Hours newspaper, and I had media accreditation for New Music West.

Badged Up

I also started my Day Tripping series and along with Keira, had a lovely “mommy and me” ladies night out on the town.

June 2008
June 2008 Archives

This month I had several additions to my Metro Vancouver Park Series (including a few guest posts), and I got out to golf Ambleside for the first time.

Ambleside Par 3 - "F*ck Scores, Make Golf!"

I had media accreditation for the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, I met Jeff Pulver at breakfast, I was on the CBC evening news (national) talking about and defending my hometown of Surrey.

John updated my WordPress theme,and I sponsored Joomla! Day in Vancouver.

Media Sponsor Swag FTW - Joomla! Day Vancouver Saturday June 14, 2008

We also went camping with Duane, got really soggy, but still managed to make campfire nachos.

If you’d like to continue this as a meme please do so, I’d love to see 2008 in photos by others as well.

Stay tuned for part two (July to December 2008) either later today or tomorrow as it’s action-packed with celebrity meetings, and tales of my plunge into self employment.

Related Posts: 2008 in Review: Vancouver Concerts.

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    I am looking forward to seeing the second half of your year 🙂

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