2009 SMX Advanced
I just got back from the 2009 SMX conference in Seattle and I had a great time and met some interesting people.
I couldn't make it down for the SMX Meet & Greet but from what I heard there was a bit SEO one-upmanship going on and it didn't sit well with some of the folks. Although I wasn't there for that I will say this about it... come on SEO people, let your SERPS settle this shit.
On day 1 I did attend a Birds-Of-A-Feather lunch and chose the "Anything But SEO With Matt Cutts" session. Matt was a good guy to talk with and was quite friendly and open. I can't speak for the other people at our table but I had fun as well shared some laughs.
The SMX Expo Hall Reception was sponsored this year by Bruce Clay Inc and the snacks were good and I even had a couple of beers. I didn't stay too long as I wanted to try to catch the last of game 3 between the Wings and the Pens. I should have stayed as I couldn't get the game back at my hotel.
Bing.com hosted the SMX conference bash at the Olympic Sculpture Park. The food was really good and I got talked in to trying this crazy martini and much to my surprise I quite enjoyed them. So much so that I must have had about 6 of them which is way above my usual none.
Bing.com provided some very interesting entertainment for this event and I was quite impressed with the performances and performers. Also I have to give thanks to all of the servers at this event as they went out of their way to make sure I tried everything, and I did.
To close the conference off I attended the SEOmoz party at the Garage. The food was good and plentiful and I am sure the booze would have been as well but seeing as I was driving back to Vancouver that evening I did not drink. Nor did I stay to long.
As for the conference itself, I really don't have to much to say about that as I was not really there to attend the tracks.
All in all I had a good time at the 2009 SMX Advanced both from a business and personal perspective.