Save the date.
I remember way way back at the first RE BarCamp in 2008 that Rob Hahn suggested we do a BarCamp event for the real super geeks of real estate. It was a great idea, but I was really in no position to pull it off at the time.
Seven years later, I think it’s time to give it a shot. With some help from my peeps at NAR, we’re organizing “Data Science For Housing Meet Up” during NAR’s annual convention in San Diego. The event will take place at the convention center on Thursday, November 12th from 2:30 to 5:00.
REALTORS® are welcome to attend, but this is really geared toward coders, data scientists, business analysts, and maybe even a few economists who work in the housing industry. Heck, I hope 90% of the discussion is completely over my head.
More details to follow. RSVP now to save yourself a spot as attendance is limited to 150 people. Furthermore, please pass this on to those super geeks on your team. This is a great opportunity for them to network with their colleagues.
This post is going to be ridiculously long. Those without broadband are going to hate me. Anyway, I spent Tuesday and Wednesday in San Fransisco for Inman Bloggers Connect. I flew in super early on Tuesday to meet up with some online friends, see the sights, and then head out to a couple pre-conference parties. Wednesday was the official Blogger’s Connect Event, and I flew back out that night. The conference itself was excellent, but the real reason I came was to turn the many online connection I forged into personal one. These pics, like this blog, are about the bloggers who attended more than the show itself. Continue reading
Blogging Inman Blogger’s Connect By Phone. At least, that is my intention. I set up this separate blog and will try to post pictures and quick notes as they happen. I’ll be taking pictures with my real camera as well and will do a full write after I get back.
With our local fiesta event in the rear view mirror. I want to share my future goals for REMBEX Blog Fiesta.
First off, I am among the most knowledgeable bloggers in this industry when it comes to how blogging works. But I’m also sure that I have far more to learn than I already know. I read what other leading voices have to say, and I think they all are in the same boat. A good start, but we are far from the finish. So my goal for RBF is to create a community where we can all get there together. I’ll be sharing my opinions, interviewing others, linking to excellent posts from outside of RBF, promoting off-line networking events, and looking to recruit HUNDREDS of contributors to this blog.
Yes, I did say hundreds. I’m looking for existing bloggers who want to talk about blogging. You do not need to prove yourself as an expert, just willing to share your experiences and advice. No opinions will be quashed so long as they are readable, professional, and within the law. However, all will be able to comment, disputing or complimenting your arguments. As you can see with the blog’s new format, I’m giving maximum exposer to the visitors who contribute.
I think ambitious is a good word to use. To date, this site is totally unproven. I don’t expect hundreds bloggers to start contributing today, but I will be working to make that happen. If you want to contribute, let me know by email at email@example.com. In addition, if you have a local event coming up in your future, let me know about that as well.
Finally, if you have some ideas on how to move forward I’d love to hear them.