I'm just filling in a form to go to @Amanda, Twestival organiser extraordinaire, and thought as I'm writing it once, I might as well record it here too (nb. My personal thoughts, not those of the wider team):
Press and web coverage:
Liverpool Daily Post:
Pete Price show - Awaiting links
Simon O'Brien show - Awaiting links
Art in Liverpool blog:
http://www.artinliverpool.com/blog/2009/01/liverpool-twestival-twitter-festival-12-feb-09/ - Before
http://www.artinliverpool.com/blog/2009/02/liverpool-twestival-success/ - After
Adventures in Open Source:
Links to pictures and videos of the event:
http://flickr.com/photos/petecarr/sets/72157613706455215/ - Pete Carr
http://flickr.com/photos/mobilevirgin/sets/72157613708019869/ - Peter Goodbody
http://flickr.com/photos/matt_thomas/sets/72157613726923723/ - Matt Thomas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35379223@N06/tags/livtwest/ - Jennifer Welch
http://qik.com/video/1024493 - Alison Gow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN0PpbAjLFY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEcCq8oD71c&feature=related- Alison Gow
Would have loved to have streamed live but faced some technical challenges because of the very short lead in time.
As organiser, seemed like it all went a bit crazy about 3 days before, and I wasn't able to keep up with everything that was going on - .fm, tshirts, streaming etc. (I know it was the first!)
Would love to do it again, with more time, more team members and some choices about making it local as well as global.
Wanted to link up to other cities doing events but again, maybe next time!
In your own words, what did this experience mean to you:
Organising Twestival was an amazing experience, from initial gathering of expressions of interest through to receiving fantastic positive feedback from all involved - it has been challenging, great fun, and helped the local Twitter community to really bond.
The support and generousity of twitter folk has been quite staggering in the current financial climate, and reinforced my feeling that communities really can change the world!
Music - the three bands we had were fantastic!
Getting wider community involved, giving work experience to students through School Audio Engineering that did our sound.
Meeting the faces behind the @twitter names!
Using Bubblino to blow bubbles whenever#livtwest was detected on a twitter feed.
Auctioning Liverpool prints, and Stephen Fry's socks!
Will we have another one?
I said yes.
That's another post...!