It was a great day of learning at SchipulCon! Our keynote Deirdre Breckenridge and all the other speakers were awesome – and spoke on topics ranging from social media to public relations to Tendenci and Drupal and WordPress to blogging and non profit marketing. Lots of good stuff!
Here are some random favorite moments of the day:
4. The ZOO Animals! Including Toby and Dynamo Diesel
I have been to the Houston Zoo many times since Toby the Red Panda (aka the cutest animal ever) came to live at the zoo, and each time he has been asleep – or curled up asleep where I can’t even see his face. TODAY HOWEVER, in HONOR of SchipulCon – Toby was out and running from corner to corner as quickly as possible. He’s SO CUTE!
Another fascinating animal who came to visit at the zoo – the one and only Dynamo Diesel (aka the Houston Dynamo’s mascot!). Things got a little crazy when he and Aaron took a little run!
3. The Sponsors! Including the Inflatable Tony Chachere
We had several amazing sponsors, including Tony Chachere’s – who brought the inflatable “Little Tony” and Tony’s can! Prime photo op.
Photo thanks to Fayza and the iPhone app Camera Genius!
2. The speakers! Including Paula Berg!
It’s been some time since I’ve seen Paula Berg – the fantastic manager of the emerging media team at Southwest Airlines. Her presentation was on Southwest’s social media strategy – what tools they use and how, and case studies for specific situations. Paula lives, eats, and breathes Southwest Culture – and loves sharing it with customers. Not to mention she’s extremely real, and has years of great experience to share!
Slide from Paula’s Preso: Timeline of US Airway landing in the Hudson – the first highlighted item is the event, the second highlighted item is the company’s first response. Everything in between are events that happened in social media. (Click for a bigger image)
Another Slide from Paula: Takeaways from the presentation – don’t be afraid to join the conversation!!
1. Schipulites! Including Ed, Fayza, HappyKatie, AHughes, Brandius, Thisisnotapril, JJ, Dstagg, MagsMac, etc. etc.
All of the Schipulites who presented today did a fantastic job! I may be more than a little biased because I think they’re all total rockstars… but here are some highlights:
From Fayza: How to rock out Twitter
From Katie on Personal Branding: “Remember there is no real delete key online. Everything lives on attached to you.” -@happykatie
From AHughes, DStagg, and JMO – the Hands On Drupal track (featuring myself singing backup!)
It was an absolutely fantastic today and I can’t wait for day 2! Follow the tweets by searching the hash tag #schipulcon, follow the SchipulCon website for any updates and post conference updates (we’ll be posting slides, videos, and photos after the conference), and check out eyeficard’s SchipulCon set on Flickr for real time photo updates from the conference (seriously, check out http://eye.fi – it is SO cool)!