Chuq Von Rospach is a Silicon Valley veteran doing Technical Community Management and amateur photographer with a strong interest in birds, wildlife and landscapes. My goal is to explore the Western states and working to tell you the stories of the special places I've found. You can find out more on the About Page.
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Monthly Archives: August 2009
For those ofÂ you that don’t read the work version of me, I’m going to be down in Southern California this weekend attending the preDevCamp’s in Orange County and San Diego. If you’re going to one of them, please make sure you track me down and say hi.
PreDevCamp is an independent set of developer camps for the Palm webOS platform and the Palm pre phone, the things I get paid to make sure succeed and which have been the focus of my attention the last few months (unlike my blog, which has been whimpering pitifully in a corner, unloved). There are camps going on world-wide this weekeng, which I think is awesome — I love seeing the grass roots efforts going on, and since other Palm people will be going to the Silicon Valley camp, it was a good excuse to go visit family and make sure some of the other camps got some attention.
The current plan is to head south in the morning, attend the Camps on saturday, spend time with the family in and around that, and head back Monday. I’m hoping to have some time to do some birding (hoping to hit Bolsa Chica, Upper Newport bay, Dana Point harbor to photograph the pelicans, and maybe huntington park, and then Monday visit a few spots around Morro bay (gee, what a surprise) and take in dinner before finishing the the trip home. If the weather cooperates, I may try for some sunset photography with the harbor and the rock — we’ll see.
Once this is done I’m thinking it’s time to dive back into the blog and start writing again. I’ve been focussing on other things (mostly work), but I’m starting to plan out some interesting projects.
See you on the flip side….