Tool Talk #1 - A Conversation With Nashville's Brightest Minds in Tech

By | July 30, 2009

Tool Talk #1 - A Conversation With Nashville's Brightest Minds in Tech

Tonight we held the first Tool Talk, a monthly round table discussion on tech tools.

Tool Talk is based on a first come first serve basis, so watch this space for news on how to RSVP for the next one in August.

The discussion tonight included some of Nashville’s brightest minds on (and off) the web.

The file is available below to listen to, but please note that this is not a professional recording.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who were kind enough to participate tonight.

I’ve included each person and their favorite tools below. Enjoy the conversation.

*** Kate O’Neill – [meta]marketer

- Remember The Milk – online to do list and task management.
- Evernote – remember everything.

*** Rex Hammock – Hammock Inc. / Small Business . COM

- Eye-Fi – wireless photo and video uploads from your camera to your computer and to the web
- Skitch – fast and fun screen capture and image sharing
- ecto – blog editor for Mac OS X
- Posterours – The place to post everything. Just email us. Dead simple blog by email
- Zemanta – We suggest tags, links, photos, and related articles. You save time and aspirin.

*** Chris Ennis – Function Interactive / Nashmash

- TokBox – free video chat and messaging
- Google Wave -  a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year.

*** Mitch Canter – Studio Nashvegas

Windows Live Writer – Windows Live Writer team blog
Freshbooks – online invoicing, time tracking and expense service

WordPress:
All In One SEO – optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
WordPress Database Backup – WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables.
CForms II
– a powerful and feature rich form plugin for WordPress, offering convenient deployment of multiple Ajax driven contact forms throughout your blog or even on the same page.
Twitter Tools – Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account.
Super Cache – generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog.
Exec PHP – The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.
Front Page Excluded Categories
– a basic plugin that excludes posts in one or more categories from appearing on the front page.

*** Dave Delaney – that’s me. :-)

- Disqus – a powerful comment system that easily enhances the discussion on websites.
- Tumblr – the easiest way to blog.

*** Allison Groves – Sitening / SheWrites

Twitter:
- TweetDeck – your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more
- Seesmic Desktop – build your community
- Tweetie Desktop – Twitter client for Mac

- Ning – lets you create and join new social networks for your interests and passions.

Ning bashing ensues…. you’ll need to listen to learn more.

*** Chuck Bryant – Border Jump

- TripIt.com – online travel itinerary and trip planner
- HootSuite – the ultimate Twitter toolbox. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.
- Fluid – Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

*** Eric Schuff – Tennessean

- CoTweet – CoTweet is a platform that helps companies reach and engage customers using Twitter.
- Publish2 – The Web’s largest newsroom: Journalists collaborate to curate the news.
- Coda – Text editor + file transfer + svn + CSS + Terminal + Books + More = Whoah.
- Espresso – PHP tool
- Yammer – Enterprise microblogging
- Feedly – weaves your favorite content into a fun, magazine-like start page.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. I’ll be posting details on the next Tool Talk.

Listen to episode one of Tool Talk here.

Enjoy it? Please share it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/schatzkin Paul Schatzkin

    Next one, can we talk about tools for music and musicians? I mean, this … umm… Nashville, right? I'm just sayin…

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Maybe. Sounds good to me. It was kind of fun to talk about such a wide
    array of tools.

    Music makes sense though.

    Cheers

  • seoworkgroup1

    lets you create and join new social networks for your interests and passions.Good for socia media.

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    I agree. I’m looking forward to getting together again next time.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://rexblog.com Rex Hammock

    The nice thing about the format is that anyone can have a “Tool Talk” on any topic — anytime. I'd love to participate in one about tools for music and musicians. In fact, I meant to bring up one and ask the group about it last night.

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  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    I think a music Tool Talk sounds great. So you guys think rach one
    should be more focused on a topic?

    I'm torn, I like having it work the way it did last night, but having
    a specific topic might be better.

    What do you think?

  • http://www.honeybowtie.com/blog/ Kate O'

    I was thinking along these lines, too. Topic-specific tool talks make good sense, and music is an obvious place to look.

    Dave, great job getting this launched – I think it's going to be another hit.

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Kate

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Kate

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Kate

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Kate