Tool Talk #1 – A Conversation With Nashville’s Brightest Minds in Tech

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.