Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mini-Blogger convention at ASM 2007




I promise I'll write something up on Wednesday's talks, but that would require too much thinking and it's getting late here. Instead, I'll just show this picture demonstrating that I've finally joined the cool blogging world for real. Larry Moran organized a dinner for bloggers attending ASM and invited me as well as other (mostly more established) bloggers. Pictured are (L to R), Larry Moran (Sandwalk), Mona (Science Notes), Andrew Staroscik (Mixotrophy), John Logsdon (Sex, genes and evolution), and Tara Smith (Aetiology). Not pictured are Eva (Eastern Blot) and Chris Condayan, the ASM public outreach manager who later interviewed and filmed us for a feature on science blogging. For some reason (either out of creativity or alcohol consumption) Chris filmed me while having me stand in a phone booth. He's going to edit the interviews into something short and interesting and I'll post a link when it is available (assuming it isn't too embarrassing).

6 comments:

John Logsdon said...

Johnathan: It was great to meet you last night!
John

Tara C. Smith said...

Had a lot of fun! Though I saw in the program book today for a speaker that it still says TIGR...I'm so disillusioned about the name change!

Jonathan Badger said...

Good to meet you all too. As for the name, it was hard to know what exactly to do about that as TIGR existed when we all submitted our abstracts -- I sort of compromised by putting TIGR/JCVI on my poster, but...

neilfws said...

Just like to say that I'm enjoying these informative conference posts - keep up the great work.

elio said...

I am chagrined that I missed the chance to meet you and what sounds like it was a lovely dinner. Maybe next year?

Elio

Jonathan Badger said...

Yes, too bad we missed you Elio. As I recall, John and I discussed your microbial "Talmudic questions"...