I’m off to Paris this weekend to attend Le Web (agenda here). I also need to come clean about something: I’m part of a top secret, Illuminati-type organisation known as the Traveling Geeks. The TGs know everything about everything. They knew you were going to read this post, and have also just taken your DNA sample (Sorry, company policy). They invented the Interwebs back in the 1920s, but decided to keep it quiet for a while to focus their energy on fighting off an impending alien invasion. You of course don’t know about this because the TGs were successful in repelling the attack.
No really. The TGs are a group of bloggers and techheads formed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Renee Blodgett (who never sleeps and uses email like IM) where more than a dozen tech bloggers attend tech functions and report on the event. Previous trips have gone to London, Israel, and South Africa. This year, I’m honoured to be part of the French trip and representing () after briefly being involved with the local chapter here last year. Previous geek tours included the likes of Howard Rheingold, Craig Newmark and Robert Scoble. On this tour we have bloggers from Techcrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Silicon Valley Watcher, and Ubergizmo.
The team includes myself , Robert Scoble, Eliane Fiolet, Tom Foremski, Robin Wauters, Kim-Mai Cutler, David Spark, Frederic Lardinois, Sky Schuyler, Jerome Tranie, Ewan Spence, Olivier Ezratty, Cyrille de Lasteyrie, Renee Blodgett, Amanda Coolong, Beth Blecherman, and Phil Jeudy. You can also meet the geeks here,
The goal of the tour is to collaborate with innovators and influencers, and then share that knowledge and insight to a collective global audience through blogging, video, social media tools, traditional media and meet-ups. Le Web is billed as Europe’s number #1 internet event with speakers like Jack Dorsey, Inventor, Founder & Chairman, Twitter, Loïc Le Meur, Michael Arrington, Joi Ito, Andrew Keen, Jeremiah Owyang, Steve Rubel, Brian Solis, Brent Hoberman to name a few…
I’ll be blogging about Le Web and the TG tour here, on the 20fourlabs‘ blog and another place I’ll announce soon.