I recently picked up an iPad. The reason behind this is because my laptop (which has a loose battery) will up and shut off from time-to-time. This is very embarrassing when it happens in front of a client, during a consult. That has ACTUALLY happened to me. Feel free to ask Ashley over at Loafer’s Station is you need confirmation. I thought to buy a new laptop, but realized that there are a ton of useful accessories out there for things like iPads, so I went with the iPad. Being that this is fairly new purchase for me, I haven’t had the chance to play with the full functionality of the iPad as being a solid replacement for my laptop (I am getting ready to purchase some hardware that will allow me to hook my mixer and mics up to the iPad so I can podcast from it) but from what I know about the hardware that exists out there, I don’t see why I couldn’t make a full and complete transfer.
After I started using my iPad for updating Twitter and such, I got a question from someone via Twitter that spurred this blog post. To preface this embedded Tweet, Stephen (the person that raised this question; as you will see below) and I were discussing how much I liked my new iPad. That led to a Twitter conversation about a meeting that I had attended the night before. I know Stephen and I know that he is a big fan of Android devices. So that is what led to this exchange:
@alloymatt Haha. I just want your take on tablets. Think they’ll ever replace laptops?
— Stephen Parker (@tittlemanscrest) May 12, 2012
That made me start thinking about the topic, so I promised him that I would do a blog post on the subject, and took to Google later on to get some figures. This is that blog post…
The owner of Alloy Productions, Matt Jacobs, is holding a workshop for people interested in expanding the web-presence of their band, brand or business. We are calling this workshop “Web1.0″ and it will be the first of its kind to be offered in the area. “Web1.0″ will focus on the importance of maintaining a website/blog and social networks. Matt will give a short presentation and will leave plenty of time to answer your questions. This workshop is not about how to get more “Likes” on Facebook or more “Followers” on Twitter, but we will touch on the importance of engaging that audience.
The event is open to all comers, but we would like people to email us or click on the “Attending” button on the Facebook event page if they plan to attend so we can be prepared. The purpose of signing-up, is so we know how many people to accommodate when it comes to refreshments, chairs, etc… We do have a limit of how many attendees will be permitted in the room, so we may need to setup a second date for the “Web1.0″ workshop. We want to make sure that the people that are interested in this workshop get a chance to attend.
Sign-up is simple enough, just send an e-mail to email@example.com with “Web1.0″ in the subject line. Make sure that you include you’re first and last name, the name of your business or organization, a link to your current website/blog and what type of organization it is (i.e. band, business, non-profit organization or self).
We are hoping that this will be the first of a series of these workshops. We will continue to host these “Web1.0″ workshops as long as people are interested in attending. We also plan to hold “Web2.0″ workshops in the near future that will focus on advancing your web-presence even further for those interested in audio/video podcasting.
If you have any questions about whether or not this workshop is for you, feel free to ask them here as a comment, asking them on any of our Workshop event page on Facebook or by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Web1.0″ Workshop Details:
Place: Albany Public Library 2450 14th Ave. SE Albany, OR 97322
Date/Time: May 20th, 2012 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm