My Time In San Francisco


It was an amazing journey. While I only had two nights in San Francisco, it felt like a lot longer.

Steve was the coolest travelling companion (go those Koalas!). We were the Aussie team, and it was a fantastic time.

I got to play “The PayPal Song” at the big party on Tuesday night. Very cool.

San Francisco is a great city, and I can make that claim from my all-of-2 days in it :)

And So We Arrive In San Francisco

So I’ve now landed in a completely different country for the first time in my life!


I’m currently struggling to stay awake, but should be fine. It’s 5pm now, will be having dinner soon.

Innovate 09 starts tomorrow .. CANNOT WAIT!

And For My Next Trick, San Francisco!

Keen Lookouts! Phew. We (the Beautiful One, Barbarian Kid Hordes, and me) returned last night from four days in the beautiful town of Eden.

Apart from going on an amazing Whale-Watching ocean tour thingy, the main event was the Clarion Aussie Devcon 2009. I’ll be putting up my thoughts on Clarion Folk (along with some mini interviews I did on the iPhone).

Now is the next step in my winter of crazy non-discontent!

This time two weeks from now I’ll be on a plane to San Francisco!

“You lie.” I hear you say. But no, it’s true.

PayPal Australia (Jonathan is Captain Awesome) are sending Steve and myself across as representatives from the Australian PayPal Development community.

This. Is. Going. To. Be. HUGE!

  1. I’ve never been overseas. And here I was thinking the Queen visit was going to be my maiden voyage from the sunburnt country.
  2. The idea that PayPal would find enough in me, in what I do, to send me that-a-way.
  3. The possibilities inherent in going to the States, to the first ever PayPal Devcon (Innovate), to meeting stupid amounts of other developers.
  4. Being able to bring along my guitar (and a PayPal song, awww yeah).

It’s fair to say that this has been / will be so far the biggest, most momentous year of my vocational life.