From this afternoon (Wednesday, January 30) through next Tuesday (February 5), I'm going to be in San Francisco for a combination of work, Macworld 2013, the Crunchies Awards, and Superbowl festivities. If you're in town and you're reading this, I'd love to have a coffee.
For the next day or two, with the exceptions of some meetings, I plan to spend most of my time in and around Macworld. Although I don't intend to spend lengthy periods on the exhibition floor itself, I'll undoubtedly be very nearby — most likely at Blue Bottle or a bar of some kind — during the day.
Outside of the conference, I'll be attending most of the social events surrounding Macworld and the Crunchies over the next few days. As for the weekend, I've left my schedule mostly open.
If you'd like to introduce yourself, catch-up, or just generally have a beer, please do reach out. The best part of these trips is meeting new, like-minded people. So, don't hesitate to stop me in the street if you spot me.
This time last year, I was a newcomer to the community and setting aside social barriers at Macworld was one of the best decisions I could've possibly made. Friends I made back then remain some of my closest Internet contacts to date.
So, if you're around Macworld, the Crunchies, or just generally live in the vicinity, please say "Hello." In the words of David Sparks, "Make yourself uncomfortable and introduce yourself to people and make some new friends. You're among family at Macworld and you won't regret it."