It's 6:10 am in Munich. Meghan & I haven't yet gone to bed.
- Me: I wish I never had to sleep.
- Meghan: I know.
- Me: It's really inconvenient.
- Meghan: I know.
Jan 26 - 12:09am
Follow along with us with live transcripts of the panels at the Munich DLD conference here!
Jan 25 - 10:30pm
* Me: I make the same fucking face in every single photo.
* Meghan: At least it's a good one.
* Me: That's growing increasingly debatable.
Chad Hurley is clearly stalking me.
With Heiko Hebig, one of the primary organizers of DLD, a genuinely amazing and kind fellow.
If you’d like to follow along with Meghan and me, check out the live transcripts of the panels here!!
With David Drummond, Google’s senior VP and chief legal officer.
Fabien Cousteau = awesome.
He practiced this face for an hour. ;)
With the talented and handsome entrepreneur Mr. Marc Ecko.
At the Chairman’s dinner for all of the DLD speakers, held at the Munich Jewish Community Center. Here I am with Rupert (one of the DLD organizers) and the charming (but taken!) Fabien Cousteau. On my other side - and you can see in the background - is the very handsome (also taken!) Marc Ecko.
My dinner companion, the ineffable Fabien Cousteau. This is his patented “shark” look.
Front row (yes, I’m the type of goody two shoes who likes to sit up close) with Megs & Randi.
With the dapper Sean Parker, after his panel.
Philanthropist Abigail Disney and Causes founder Sean Parker (also of Napster, Plaxo & Facebook fame), during their panel on Philanthro-Capitalism.
“Philanthro-capitalism” panel, moderated by Matthew Bishop of The Economist.
“Competitive Compassion” - lecture by Chris Weeks, director of Humanitarian Affairs for DHL.
Dan Ariely, Duke University professor, is lecturing on “Predictably Irrational” human decision making.
Discussing artificial hearts - “it’s as complex as a missile or a spaceship, but in a very small space.”
Front row at DLD with Hubert Burda and his wife Maria.
Meghan just took this photo of me sitting next to Hubert Burda
“Global Challenges” panel - discussions of internet as a catalyst for social, economic, political and ecological change.
First day of conference!
So, Randi, Meghan and I were supposed to be in Tahoe this weekend, but obviously there was a slight shift in travel plans. She’s another speaker at DLD (check out that impressive bio)!!
Jan 24 - 8:27pm
* Meghan: What should we call this Munich video?
* Me: How about ... Munich #1?
* Meghan: Uh ...
* Me: I'm full of creativity tonight.
* Meghan: I'm going to call it "Munich in the Streets." You know, like "Dancing in the Streets"?
* Me: Clevvvvver.
* Meghan: Shut up.
Munich in the Streets from Meghan Asha on Vimeo.
Jan 24 - 8:14pm
* Meghan: Ohhh, Mary's getting her nails done.
* Me: It's so nice to know what everyone's doing all the time! I wish all my friends had lifecasts.
* Meghan: I know! I wouldn't have talk to them! It would be perfect!
* Me: I have seen the future, and it's filled with Communication-less Friendships.
Popular Words in German from Julia Allison on Vimeo.
In the ridiculously clean, quiet streets of Munich tonight. In fact, it’s so clean and quiet, it doesn’t quite seem real!
The traditional German beer hall we went to tonight, to meet our new German friends!
This is Ben Habbel, who has been working on DLD since he was 19 years old, three months ago. Okay, kidding. Three years ago.
Meghan and I agreed that the Germans are some of the nicest human beings we’ve ever met, ever, ever, ever in our lives.
This isn’t a tourist spot - we were the only English-speakers in the place - the waitresses actually dress like this. For real.
It is awesome.
Faux drinking is such a disappointment to the locals.
The Germans we were with kept wanting us to drink beer, and I kept having to explain that I don’t drink beer, so finally we posed for a photo of me having ONE sip, to assuage them. It was not to my liking (see next photo).
I really don’t care for beer.
I’m only HALF German, after all.