Do you want to know what’s going to happen in 2009?
A year ago, we asked leading Wellington bloggers to predict the future for 2008. Well, the future is now, so we’re doing it again, first off we’ll see if they got it right.
Once again, Wellington’s top bloggers will gaze into the future and tell us what the big news will be in the next twelve months. The wisdom of their prognostications will astound you—or amuse you, at the least.
The blogger who makes the best predictions—as voted by YOU, the audience—will be crowned UP Visionary of the Year for 2009, and receive an official certificate, a beautiful tiara*, and full bragging rights… at least until 2010, when we will vote again on whether to revoke their title.
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Welly, Philip’s web design expertise and has been eagerly sought after by online businesses and conference-goers alike. Currently design chief at Xero, Philip’s passion for web usability also led him to establish his own consultancy. Philip is our reigning champion here to defend his throne and show ‘em how it’s done!
The Capital City’s geek girl extraordinaire and queen bee of the software community, Brenda is to mobile technology and open source what honey is to brown bread, she makes it taste better!
Geekzone head honcho and microblogging enthusiast. If there’s a new gadget being launched you can be sure Mauricio has an opinion about it. Been renovating his kitchen for last 6 months and has forgotten how to cook, however is on first name basis with all the (good) cafe owners in town. Possibly Wellington’s most avid “Tweeter”.
From MacTips to community I.T. and other “Oddities”, Miraz must surely be one of Wellington’s most prolific tech bloggers and professional web content authors. From Bach to Buying a Car to Battlestar Galactica Miraz shares the full gamut of cultural experiences.
Each blogger will make 3 to 5 predictions in the following categories:
Predictions made by blog readers in comments are allowed, but must be credited.
Cheating—by using insider knowldge, in-depth simulations, latent psychic powers, reasoned analysis, alcohol, ouija boards, etc—is strictly encouraged.
We predict that this will be an UP event like no other. Come to drink, meet and mingle, and at 6pm we will assemble to hear the bloggers reveal all—their own forecasts, and those made by their readers.
Then you will vote for the blogger who has made the most plausible yet unexpected claims about the year ahead. The blogger with the most votes will take the prize…
The evening will conclude with a traditional Unlimited Potential feast: free pizza and beer! RSVP now to reserve your spot!
No one is attending this event yet. You could be the first!