So last night, the good people of Unlimited Potential held their annual Bloggers Predict event, in which they get a bunch of guys (emphasis on the all maleness of the event) to say what they think is going to happen over the year.

The Bloggers

No doubt those nice people will post about what their predictions were, so let me instead tell you what my predictions are, and then after the jump, I will share with you my thoughts on the night in note form.

My predictions

  • Hopefully they’ll try harder to get a woman on the panel. “They’re all at the Linux Conference” is not good enough, because while I do love Brenda, turns out that there actually are other females interested in technology in Wellington. I suppose they could argue that no women approached them in 2007 about doing it, but meh.
  • Face to face contact will make a comeback, facilitated by internet arrangements, like Facebook Events, etc. The stigma of meeting someone over the internet will be almost entirely gone.
  • All new workplace Codes of Conduct will specifically mention blogging

After the jump, my nonsensical (did I mention there was free beer?) notes from the night.

  • DPF “peaks too early”. Heh heh heh.
  • There is Economy Brand toiletpaper in the ladies. Did they have to buy it in special for the night because they are not used to having women around? To me Chamber of Commerce = Stonecutters guild because I am a dirty leftie. Also: aren’t the Chamber of Commerce supposed to be rich? Why aren’t I wiping my ass on minks?
  • No one is following the rules and talking about Wellington!
  • Heckling = fun
  • Peter Jackson for mayor says DPF. ABK!
  • America Guy all crazy & wacky ideas
  • There’s a guy with a fountain pen. Really? In 2008? At an internet thing?
  • Fuck you buddy, Lego IS intelligent!
  • My wishlist: geeks learn English – apostrophes and hyphens etc.
  • Wellington =/= Auckland, but Wellingtonista <3 Aucklandista
  • Car drivers = C U Next Tuesdays!
  • You’re not my best friend EITHER Tom!
  • Can’t fit products into tight pants. Mmmm tight pants. “Is that an iPhone in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?”
  • Tom “…Mighty Mighty..” Geek “Where?”
  • So many snorting laughs
  • National + Maori party? BULLSHIT!

If in fact my list doesn’t make it clear, I had a rather fun time and talked to nice new people who knew who I was. It provided me with an endless source of amusement as well when one woman asked me, “woman to woman” if I was in love with Tom, because I had been cheering loudly for him. Quite apart from the fact that I always cheer loudly for all my friends (see: Martha at Mini Webstock, all the categories I cared about at the AWAs), I actually agreed with most things he said. Hurrah!