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17 August 2004

This weekend we descended on sunny Brighton and met up with a bunch of other web-minded geeks for some sun, sea, sangrias and strippers. No, wait. Sun and sea. And general geekery.

Met up with Andy, Dunstan, Jeremy, Jessica, Jon, Patrick, and Richard all for the first time in person. Whilst I’d interacted with most of these guys quite a bit online perviously, it’s amazing how being able to put a voice and a bunch of mannerisms to a name and a face really enriches subsequent communication. Meet a geek – it’s recommended, and mostly they don’t bite.

Jon has a big picture, and Jeremy has very much the lowdown. Props to Andy for his organisational skillz. Boh.

- Drew McLellan


  1. § Jesse: Which one is you in that photo?
  2. § Drew McLellan: The one that says ‘Drew: All in the Head’ when you hover over it.


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Drew McLellan (@drewm) has been hacking on the web since around 1996 following an unfortunate incident with a margarine tub. Since then he’s spread himself between both front- and back-end development projects, and now is Director and Senior Web Developer at in Maidenhead, UK (GEO: 51.5217, -0.7177). Prior to this, Drew was a Web Developer for Yahoo!, and before that primarily worked as a technical lead within design and branding agencies for clients such as Nissan, Goodyear Dunlop, Siemens/Bosch, Cadburys, ICI Dulux and Somewhere along the way, Drew managed to get himself embroiled with Dreamweaver and was made an early Macromedia Evangelist for that product. This lead to book deals, public appearances, fame, glory, and his eventual downfall.

Picking himself up again, Drew is now a strong advocate for best practises, and stood as Group Lead for The Web Standards Project 2006-08. He has had articles published by A List Apart, Adobe, and O’Reilly Media’s, mostly due to mistaken identity. Drew is a proponent of the lower-case semantic web, and is currently expending energies in the direction of the microformats movement, with particular interests in making parsers an off-the-shelf commodity and developing simple UI conventions. He writes here at all in the head and, with a little help from his friends, at 24 ways.