San Francisco (January 30 - February 5)

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."

As always, you can reach me via Twitter or email throughout.

ONE37 at Macworld | iWorld

On Thursday afternoon, I will be flying out to San Francisco to attend Macworld | iWorld. Although I will miss Wednesday and most of Thursday, I'll be out and about Thursday evening, and then throughout the remainder of the weekend.

If you're going to be there, I'd love to meet up with you. Get in touch with me using the usual methods or follow me on the official Macworld | iWorld iOS app.

Although ONE37 has only been in existence for about two and a half months, I've already managed to cultivate a group of brilliant readers, and I'd love the chance to meet up with some of you while I'm there. 

Likewise, if you have a product you'd like to show off, or an idea you'd like to share with me, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

(Photo via Flickr)

Macworld Editor's Choice Awards

Macworld has posted its 27th Annual Editor's Choice Awards for best hardware and software. There are few surprises in the list, with the much-lauded MacBook Air taking pole position, and iOS5 and the iPad 2 also making appearances.

The most notable inclusion in my eyes is Alfred -- a truly great piece of software for all Mac users. It's great to see it receiving such great publicity in recent months. A truly deserved award.