[Feb 19, 2011] Washington DC [Content Boot Camp] (Arlington, Virginia, USA)

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Washington DC [Content Boot Camp]
Start Date: Feb 19, 2011 08:00 AM
End Date: Feb 19, 2011 05:00 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York -05:00 EST

Location:
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202

Posted By: tommy777

Confirmed Attendees: 8
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  1. tommy777
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    The objective is to shape milepoint.com, build content, come up with new ideas and, of course, get together! Randy and his volunteers will be bopping around between the sessions, it will be a lot of fun!

    Meals and Parking are included. You can stay as long as you like!


    Program Washington DC: Hyatt Regency Crystal City near DCA

    Saturday February 19th:

    0830AM Breakfast and registration
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends
    7PM Dinner

    Sunday February 20th:

    0830AM Breakfast
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends
     
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  2. HoKo
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    GlenGarryGlenRoss will be attending all day Saturday at the DC session. He asked me to RSVP for him since he can't access Milepoint right now.
     
  3. HoKo
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    Apparently I am the designated RSVP man haha - Marathon Man will also be attending all day at the saturday session in Washington DC
     
  4. Blue Skye
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    Schedule opened up. I will be able to attend.
     
  5. Blue Skye
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    This has been quite the content boot camp. The ideas from everyone on how to make this site more accessible for all levels of persons from frequent flyers and savvy hotel points people to the once a year vacation types, has been phenomenal. Being part of this site, at the start of this journey is interesting as it is a work in progress with a definite end game. This site has the potential to be THE site to which you can direct all levels of travelers to for them to get THE info they need. I am very excited about the future of this site.
     
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  6. Misplaced Texan
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    Glad to meet lots of new folks at the first day of the bootcamp and to see some old ones I haven't seen in too long (I'm looking at you Wateractivity family).

    Today was really interesting and hopefully helpful to Tommy. Looking forward to tomorrow assuming I can finish this wine and get to bed in time to make it for an 8:30 start. [​IMG]
     
  7. gleff
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    Genuinely wish I had been here, especially since I live near DCA. Sadly I'm ensconced with msgleff in a pool villa at the new Westin Siray Bay and couldn't be with y'all. ;) But I was there in spirit!!
     
  8. Pizzaman
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    Good morning, DCA group! I can't get a hold of Tommy this morning. No doubt drunk with a pink tutu on somewhere. :)

    My daughter's not feeling well. Couple that with our newborn and my wife needing to take my daughter out later, and the stars are not going to align for me to help with the DCA content session today.

    Blue Skye, Tommy mentioned you were going to fill in this morning until I arrived. Do you feel comfortable driving the full session?
     
  9. mowogo
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    I really enjoyed the session, though unfortunately I overslept from my nap to get out to dinner
     
  10. Blue Skye
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    well, yes and no. i have a few notes from yesterday. that said, it won't be a very long meeting based on my notes. LOL

    at the moment, no one is here but me. so the meeting is going very well. :D i can certainly hang out until lunch time should anyone decide to straggle in later.


    ETA: Misplaced Texan has shown up so now we can compare notes. ;)
     
  11. Pizzaman
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    From the e-mail I received from Tommy last night, today was supposed to be about content building. So, any brainstorming the group ([​IMG]) wants to do on how to organize and streamline content to help users interface with it is greatly appreciated!
     
  12. Blue Skye
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    we will get to that in a bit. so far we are having a great brainstorming discussion. wish you could be here. ;)
     
  13. Pizzaman
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    That's great! Wish I was there as well.
     
  14. Misplaced Texan
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    We've had a very good discussion on content, organization, how to keep things less cluttered and more organized, etc.

    We also talked some about how to engage people who come for "front end" content like reviews/deals/wikis and FAQs and help them to "stick" on the forums.

    At this point I think the DC group is going to call it a day unless there are more topics that Randy/Tommy/Pizza or anyone else want our thoughts on. We'll hang out a bit longer and eat our lunches, but once we're done with that we'll probably pull the plug unless y'all have more questions for us to discuss.
     

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