An Event Apart - San Francisco

When I was younger, thinking about San Francisco conjured up images of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice playing in Candlestick Park. Oh, and earthquakes. Growing up in Texas (Cowboys Fan), that was my narrow view of that storied city.

Nowadays, when I think of San Francisco I think of Apple, .com companies and Monk. I've never been to San Francisco, so even as an adult, my view tends to be a bit narrow. I suppose much in the same way that folks who have never been to Texas think we all wear cowboy boots and live on ranches with our pet longhorn steers.

Tomorrow, all that will change as we get to visit San Francisco for the first time. I'll be attending An Event Apart, a Conference for People Who Make Websites. It will be a family trip/vacation and we will spend the weekend taking in the sites and sounds of San Francisco before the conference begins on Monday. We'll plan on spending the remainder of the week hanging out with our good friends that live in the burbs.

I'm looking forward to some down time away from work, but I'm especially stoked about attending the conference. All my online heroes will be there - Zeldman, Meyer, and Cederholm among others.

So if you've attended an AEA Event in the past and have any tips for getting the most out of my time there, pass them along. Likewise, if you have any recommendations for "must see" things to do while we're in San Francisco, do the same.

But whatever you do, don't bring up The Catch.