Indianapolis Twitter Meetup aka Tweetup

By StrangeWork.com: The first ever Indianapolis Tweetup has been scheduled!

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The Twitter Meetup will take place on Friday March 14th at the Buffalo Wild Wings on 86th St. If you have not already make sure you visit the Upcoming event page and RSVP to help with a head count.

A Twitter Meetup, or Tweetup, is a local gathering of Twitter users. It gives anyone interested a chance to actually meet their Twitter friends face to face!

I will be attending and hope to see my Indianapolis Twitter friends there!

One Brad Williams To Rule Them All

By StrangeWork.com: After over a year of blogging I have finally taken over the number one spot on Google for the search term “Brad Williams”. It wasn’t an easy task, namely because there is a little person comedian of the same name that was on TV for a bit. Having a somewhat common name didn’t help either!

I realize everyone hits different Google servers and this could change at any minute, but for now it sticks and I have a picture for proof! BOOYA!

Google SERP for Brad Williams

WordPress Weekly Episode 7

By StrangeWork.com: After a busy couple weekends I was able to once again be a panel member on the WordPress Weekly Podcast.

WordPress Weekly PodcastThis week Jeff interviewed Tommy from Buzzdroid, the creator of the Shifter WordPress theme aka the WordPress theme killer.

We also covered a variety of topics including the importance of keeping your WordPress install current, the trustworthiness of themes and theme creators, and our favorite/worst theme trends.

Be sure to catch the show live Friday nights at 9pm EST on TalkShoe.com!

I’m leaving Batteries.com and Indiana

By StrangeWork.com: The time has finally come for me to move on from Batteries.com. Not only am I leaving Batteries.com, but I am also leaving Indiana and moving to New Jersey in April!

I’ve come to a crossroad in my life where I had to make a decision. Take the safe route and keep working in the corporate world at a cushy job, or take the less safe route and go with my passion of being an entrepreneur and start my own company and try to make it big. I can happily say I’m taking the less safe route and going for it!

I’m going to be working part time at a development firm, called InfoLoop, where my friend currently works. The rest of the time I will be working on building my new company (Web Dev Studios) and pushing my startup sites (SnapFoo.com, iHotties.net, etc)

This is a huge change in my life and an exciting time. As much as I love Indiana I think it’s time for me to go. In New Jersey I will be within driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. All of these locations have HUGE tech scenes and I’m really looking forward to all the conferences/gatherings that I’ll be able to attend.

I’m taking a huge risk by leaving, but in the words of Robert F. Kennedy:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Wish me luck!

Visiting New Jersey

By StrangeWork.com: I’m visiting an old Marine Corps friend in New Jersey until Monday. I’ll be back to regular posting when I return from my trip.

BarCamp Indianapolis 2008 Recap

By StrangeWork.com: Indianapolis held its first BarCamp on Saturday and I had the pleasure of attending the event!

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BarCamp Indy was organized by Scott Wilder and took place at the Unleavened Bread Cafe on Saturday February 9th, 2008.

It was great to see local tech enthusiasts getting together to share their knowledge and experiences with each other. Events like this are what Indianapolis needs if we ever want to become a technology focused city.

Below are the video presentations made during the event.

Rajan Chandi kicked off the event with his presentation on Going Green with Technology:

Pascal Calarco gave the next presentation on Linux Desktop: Making the Switch:

Next up was my presentation on The Future of Mobile Web:

Stephen James was next with his presentation on Graphic Web Design & CSS:

We broke for lunch and had some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had in my entire life!

Unleavened Bread Cafe Pancakes

Alex Connor gave his presentation on Simplifying your life in Spite of Technology

and last but not least was Neil Cox giving his wrap-up presentation titled Putting It All Together:

If you weren’t able to make it out I highly recommend attending the next BarCamp Indianapolis. Talk has already begun to start organizing the next event. Be sure to check out the Indianapolis BarCamp 2 Wiki to share your thoughts/ideas.

The Future of Mobile Web by Brad Williams

By StrangeWork.com: I had the privilege of giving a presentation on The Future of Mobile Web at BarCamp Indy yesterday. I also gave a quick demonstration of my new startup SnapFoo.com. Below is the video of my presentation. You can download my PowerPoint here. Weekend recap to follow. Enjoy!

Live Streaming BarCamp Indianapolis 2008

By StrangeWork.com: Live Stream of BarCamp Indianapolis.

Live Streaming Bloomington Startup Weekend

By StrangeWork.com: Bloomington Startup Weekend starts at 6pm tonight! I will be live streaming the event for everyone to enjoy. The camera should power on around 6:30pm Eastern Time. Make sure you come and join us for an exciting evening with Startup Weekend!

A Busy Weekend For Techies In Indianapolis

By StrangeWork.com: This weekend is an extremely busy weekend for local Indianapolis tech enthusiasts! Startup Weekend Bloomington and BarCamp Indy both take place this weekend. I am planning on attending both events and am excited to announce that SnapFoo.com is an official sponsor of both events!

Startup Weekend Bloomington


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When: February 8-10, 2008
Where: City Hall, Bloomington
What to expect: Chaos at its best! Startup Weekend is a gathering of local small business entrepreneurs who work together to create a new startup company from start to finish.

Founders work together to create an idea and turn that idea into reality in 72 short hours. Participants are all equal founders in the newly developed startup.

I was able to attend Startup Weekend West Lafayette and couldn’t wait for Startup Weekend to come back!



BarCamp Indy


BarCamp Indy 2008 Logo
When: 9am-2pm on February 9th, 2008
Where: Unleavened Bread Cafe
What to expect: Some really exciting presentations given by extremely knowledgeable members of the Indianapolis Tech industry.

Presentations include Going Green with Technology by Rajan Chandi, Linux Desktop: Making the Switch by Pascal Calarco, and The Future of Mobile Web which I will be presenting.


I’m really looking forward to meeting many of my local digital friends, who until now I have only communicated with over the web. I also plan on live streaming the entire weekend on Ustream.tv so be sure to check back on Friday for the links!

Indiana is finally heading down the right road for technology and this weekend is driving the bus!