I’ll be at Om Malik’s Mobilize conference today organizing some volunteers. I had dinner with last week and now I’m helping out at the conference…oh the power of Om. This should be a great conference—the lineup is awesome. If you are interested in a free pass in exchange for a few volunteer hours, shoot me an email at patricktraughber [at] gmail [dot] com. I’m missing school for it, so it’s worth it to come out ; )
Also, I posted some photos to my Flickr account, which was starting to collect cobwebs. I hope you enjoy!
Posting has been light the past few days, as I was camping with friends, swimming in ice-cold, high-altitude lakes, and hiking egregiously winding trails in Yosemite. I’m back in Berkeley now, with two problem sets (econometrics and financial economics) due this week and I’m coordinating volunteers for GigaOM’s Mobilize conference on Thursday. I’m glad to have all this in the pipeline, but the frequency of posts may suffer!
I’ll be at TechCrunch 50 most of the day with Krutal and some other ST@B founders. It’s at the SF Design center near Adobe, iPhoneDevCamp’s home! I’m hoping to get a ST@B site up this week by the way, and you, my devoted readers, will be the first to get the link ; )
Last Wednesday I posted a photo from my Political Science 179 class (it’s not really a class, just a weekly guest lecture worth one unit) of Robert Reich, taken as he spoke to all 700 of us. The audio from the lecture has been posted to webcast.berkeley.edu. If you would like to listen, you can find it here. It is the September 3rd lecture.
Google chose to launch Chrome on Windows first, which is understandable as Windows represents a much larger portion of the OS pie, but according to the Google Mac Blog, the Mac version doesn’t seem like it will be ready for some time.
Right now, both are in the “pieces build and pass tests, but there’s no Chromium application yet.” While we’re working hard and fast on catching up to the Windows version, we’re not setting an artificial date for when they’ll be ready—we simply can’t predict enough to make a solid estimate, and we expect to learn a lot from the Windows public beta as well. On the plus side, since the project is now public, you’ll be able to watch (and maybe even contribute to) the progress from week to week. As these versions stabilize, we will create official betas, much as we are now for the Windows version. While we can’t give any dates yet, we’ll keep everyone informed as we get closer.