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Remembering 2009 in pictures

The bus that got me many friends
The year started off with this bus ride where I made a lot of friends including Bob London @londonink and Cheryl Dickenson pictured here. Elizabeth Shea @eliz2shea of SpeakerboxPR was another organizer I had the good fortune to meet. Kim Hart @khart at that time with the Washington Post used my photos making it the first time that I got a mention in the Washington Post.

Social Media - A Hard Sell SXSW 2009  
Speaking at SXSW with Raj Malik @rajmalikdc
Word Camp Mid-Atlantic Baltimore #wordcampmidatl

I broke the news of Anil Dash's announcing Six Apart's plugins for Word Press at Word Camp Mid-atlantic
National Small Business Week Day 1
Visiting the State Department for the National Small Business event was for me next to visiting the White House. Thanks Ken Yancey of SCORE.
Google Maps live shot from Virgin America Flight DC to San Francisco
The first time I blogged from a Virgin Atlantic Flight from above 35k ft above the ground joining a different Mile High Club.
IABC World Conference 2009
Receiving the Golden Quill Award from IABC for Network Solutions' Social Media efforts was a proud moment.
Against gravity
I thought of myself as a great photographer with this picture and about 35 people noticed but no one commented. :(
DC Chamber of Commerce Gala oct 17 2009
Did I really meet Hizzoner ?
Terracota Warriors : Guardians of China's First Emperor at the National Geographic Museum
Meeting the Terra Cotta Warriors even though not in flesh was another exciting moment. Check out the exhibition in the National Geographic Museum.

Of course the crowning moment came with a picture in the Washington Biz Journal in this article Shashi Bellamkonda: The Social Listener by Jennifer Nyz Conner @jenconner 
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