By Nobu Hata
What can I say that already hasn’t been said. YPN Party, tweetups, committee meetings, and forums, all are at the ready. And while it’s not as “stuffy” as the MidYear meetings, there are things worth doing while you’re in the Big Easy, no matter your pleasure!
The Studious: ePRO is being relaunched and it’s pretty darn relevant and I, for one, am ecstatic I won’t have to talk about “listservs” any more. Even cooler: the folks who’ve developed it will be there in person for you to chat with! (Bill and Hal Lublin, Ginger Wilcox, Amy Chorew plus Todd Carpenter, Brian Copeland and yours truly, had a hand in it as well) ABR is being offered FOR FREE if you make it in by Wednesday morning. Whodat!
The Geek: Real Estate Bar Camp – New Orleans Thursday. Rain Camp Friday. Peer-to-Peer Skillshops Saturday. And they’re all FREE! Except for the Skillshops, those come with your full conference registration or a one-day Saturday pass.
The Foodie: I really can’t say enough about the southern cuisine and its tendency to be Crisco-based – I can’t wait! Beignets and coffee is a NOLA staple, prepare for the crowds. Cochon is sounding like an early NARdigras fav. And there are more crawfish and oyster spots in the French Quarter than you can shake a stick at. (Hint: suck out the stuff in the head, it’s really flavorful!)