- Posted by Eric Lander
- On October 18, 2007
- 2 Comments
I just got in from SMX Social New York about an hour ago, and I’m absolutely beat. While I’d like to head off to bed, the three red bulls that got me through the five and a half hour ride seem to be forcing my hand a bit. You’d think the last thing I’d want to see right now is a WordPress posting page… But I’m tapped.
Anyways, the conference was an incredible success for me and everyone I spoke with. Aside from blogging until my fingers fell off for Search Engine Journal, I met dozens of quality peeps in the search space.
Of the entire crew, I’d really like to extend a thank you to Matt McGee, Tamar Weinberg and Marty Weintraub. Without them I would’ve been lost and hanging out in the corner all alone while I hammered away on the laptop. Having not attended a search conference in a couple years, these three led me in the right direction and really made me feel at home immediately at SMX…
Of course, the conferences are nothing without their night life… and for a two day show, i think we managed to do pretty well. Talking with Danny and Vanessa at the cocktail reception Tuesday night was almost surreal. It’s really strange how you place people on this pedestal of sorts, thinking that they’re some mythical monster of power. You spend fifteen minutes with them though and you immediately realize how down to Earth and genuine they really are.
The night life continued on last night though to Niles (?), the bar at the ground level of Affinia Manhattan (two stars, tops). I’m bummed that I was really looking forward to meeting and talking with Rebecca Kelley from SEOmoz — but only spoke with her for a second today despite seeing her at Niles last night. I did manage to spend some quality time relaxing with Cameron and Chris — both of whom made sure I wasn’t going to bed early.
And now… I’m blogged out for the night. Even if I can’t get any sleep, I’ll slide on up next to the wife and space out for the first time this week without thinking about anything at all… Except that damned “service engine soon” light in the Xterra that stared at me for about four hours…