Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Code Mash Coverage

CodeMash – I'll be there!

As I mentioned earlier I will be attending CodeMash in two weeks. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best way to blog/cover the event.

I've been covering E3 for GamingNexus for the last five years or so and I usually did so by taking notes all day and then spending the rest of the night writing and posting about what went on during the day. It's a great way of doing it and worked well as I was too booked with appointments to write about it during the day. The problem with that is that I was up until 2-3AM in the morning writing about the events which was not a lot of fun (especially the year we stayed an hour and a half south of LA and had to get up at 5AM to get to the show)

The second idea is to take the laptop with me, take notes during the sessions (Onenote FTW), and then post between sessions/end of the day. The advantage is that everything is already typed and just needs to be edited and then posted. The disadvantage is that I sometimes miss things trying to type everything in and the laptop provides distractions (especially if I've got wifi) such as e-mail, Newsgator, and IM.

I'm guessing I'll go with the second and try a little self-restraint while I'm there but I'm open to other options. Either way, I'm looking forward to going. As soon as I figure out which sessions I'm going to I'll post a list

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