Daniel Burka is coming to meshU

April 2, 2008


Folks…just a quick note to say I’m getting really psyched about meshU. In fact, I just bought 5 tickets. Here’s a post I wrote about the event on the mesh conference blog:

As you may know by now, we’ve added a third day to mesh called meshU (for mesh “University”). meshU is more a “workshop” oriented event than mesh. meshU is happening the day before the main mesh (Tuesday the 20th of May) and the content will be divided into three streams: design, development and “management” (as it pertains to web projects).

Daniel BurkaToday I’m pleased to announce that Daniel Burka has joined our roster of ace speakers for meshU. Who is Daniel Burka? Well for one – he’s Canadian. It might also interest you to know he is the creative director for Digg, and a co-founder of Pownce and silverorange. He is going to give a workshop on Iterative Design Strategies at meshU – a topic near and dear to my heart, and something hugely valuable for anyone who is building web projects that are intended to thrive long after they launch.

I often think of meshU as a great event for the people who help the attendees of mesh (marketers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, media folks) get their web projects built (designers, developers and project managers). So if Daniel’s workshop doesn’t sound quite right for you, please be sure to mention meshU to the people who are building your website (assuming you have one), because it’s surely for them.

The meshU site is definitely a little sparse right now, but the quality of the workshops is going to be amazing. And, it’s an event for only 150 people. Tickets are $239 CDN which is what I’d be willing to pay for Daniel’s workshop alone.

meshU is happening in Toronto this May 20th, and if you are in the area and you are building stuff online these days, I hope you’ll consider attending.


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Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.