I know my blogging has been a bit inconsistent this summer and for that I apologize. I’m hoping to get back on track starting now!
The awesome folks at TechWeb and O’Reilly Media are letting me attend Web 2.0 New York (September 16-19th) and have also offered two TOTALLTY FREE tickets to give away for readers of LeveragingIdeas! For anyone who has never attended an O’Reilly conference they are THE events for anyone in the web 2.0/startup space. It’s an amazing opportunity to listen to some of the most thought-provoking leaders in the technology space — and to network with web 2.0 Illuminati, investors and startups. Tickets are normally $1300 — so believe me, this offer is a big deal.
I’ve decided the most equitable way to give away the tickets is by asking interested readers to support two causes that I’m truly passionate about:
I launched StartupTweet.com last week and have gotten a tremendous response. However, there is still a ton of great content out there on the web that needs to find its way onto the site. Therefore, over the next two weeks, the person who contributes the most (in terms of total, quality posts) to StartupTweet will win one ticket. Remember, the more content posted, the more we can empower each other to be better informed. [Contest officially ends September 1st at 12pm.]
I have been having a strange health issue this summer and it’s more personal than I care to get into. However it has highlighted the dismal state of healthcare/health insurance in this country for those who cannot afford it. I’m looking for guest posts inspired or written by visionary thinkers willing to suggest solutions (technology-based, or otherwise) to this dire issue. The best guest post will win the second ticket. [Last day to submit a post is August 31st. ]
Have at it.