When I wrote on the BCNI Philly Facebook wall tonight, I admitted the "high" I get from being around journogeeks. I've tweeted about it before multiple times. Some of the happiest memories I have in recent months include ONA in San Francisco, ACP in Austin, and the CoPress meetup in Philly. When I am surrounded by smart people to whom I can relate, I am happy. I am in my element. I belong. So...
This summer I turn 21 and I've been trying to figure out how to celebrate. I haven't had a real birthday "party " since I turned 13. Why not spoil myself?
I'm seriously considering hosting a two-day barcamp in Los Angeles the weekend before my birthday (July 2-4). Most people are already more inclined to travel that weekend for Independence Day. Why not come to sunny California, talk tech/news, then go watch Fireworks?
If I start promoting it now, I could get some of my favorite people out here to celebrate -- and the best part, they'd get something valuable out of it.
So what do you think? Is it something you'd be interested in? Or am I crazy? Give me feedback!