Want to put the upcoming HK IT Events to your blog?

Grab this code, I’ve added it to my sidebar.

You can always create one, of course http://twitter.com/goodies/widget_profile
Use the profile: @hkitevents

Who is @hkitevents?
It is not a person, it is a robot. It posts the upcoming event 1 day before hand. It reads the events from the google calendar that I setup over a year ago. http://tinyurl.com/hkitcal. If you would like to contribute, please give me a shout!

The source code of this twitter bot is available on github – http://github.com/rorcraft/ical2tweet

ps. sometimes I tweet about the events not on the calendar by hand.. 😛 so please help!

Gravatar experiment

Since I’ve launched Ankoder, I started to think alot more about marketing, especially online. The biggest question is how to get more people clicking onto your site? Well, I’m going to start a little experiment by adding a play button looking icon on my gravatar and see if that makes more people clicking on my profile.

Marketing guru Seth Godin explains why it is important.

Rex Chung

Ankoder @ Web Direction South

Just a quick post about our successful exhibition at Web Direction South 09. It was great to hear the responses and indication of interests from the developers that were attending. I had a good time standing for 12 hours 2 days in a row, not something familiar to a developer 😉

Thanks to Atlassian‘s active for support in the Aussie startup space, I was lucky to be able to have a booth there at an affordable price.

Rex Chung @ Web direction South

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I also met a bunch of cool indie startup guys as well. Very useful sharing our experiences and stories.

* Agile Bench a project management tool designed to support agile software development processes
* Ankoder a video transcoding web service built on top of Amazon’s S3 and Elastic Cloud
* Doculicious, an easy way to create embeddable web forms that generate PDF documents
* Hiive Systems web-based service & client tracking tool that provides professionals with access to critical client information
* Platform 46 Social Business Integrator
* Topikality topikality learns what sort of articles you like, and emails them to you
* 88 Miles making time tracking simple and quick

Google Wave users are socialising in Hong Kong

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I was invited by Vinko to join a Wave conversation with “all” of the, 50 (that we know of) Google Wave users located in Hong Kong. It turned out to be a massive wave with blips and stuff. Most people, including myself, probably doesn’t know how to best use it. Honestly, I find it pretty slow and not easy to use. To me, it feels like an improved version of real time forum. In fact, I think Tangler actually had a good attempt at this. If you strip away the Wave philosophies and compare the application features, there aren’t really much breakthrough.

If you are wondering, I still cannot send out invites yet. But HK Wave users are forming groups and socialising on Facebook. You may be able to find some invites there 🙂

Hong Kong Wave Users Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=155378497339

Google Wave Hong Kong User Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=154547443060

Google Wave Hong Kong User Group
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Google-Wave-Hong-Kong-User-Group/177116597052