Spark Club July
Posted on July 20, 2010 · Posted in Events

[dropcap2]I[/dropcap2] am a man of the city if you haven’t guessed it already whether by meeting me in person or by trying to follow my Gowalla stream (gowalla.com/williamedia). Every month I spend countless hours running around town attending events that I enjoy that also expose me to something new. This month is nothing different there are two great events that I can not wait to attend now we are finally almost in the month of August.

Spark Club

First Up is Spark Club a monthly event born here in Dallas and not afraid to reach for exciting locations in the city when they meet. Sure this months event will be held at the recently successfully reopened Kessler Theater in Oakcliff but that wont stop this months presentation from covering failure, The Big Dang. We all know innovators have all failed at everything at one point thats why you should attend this month Sparks Club and learn from their mistakes.

Spark Club July

Don’t worry this month the audience will be able to contribute to the failure. After the main presentation there will be an Open Mic for all the failure we have waiting deep inside us all. They say its easier to admit it when surrounded by people who have failed like yourself. A sort of “Hello my name is William Addington and I have failed” except the people at this meeting will clap loudly at your jokes and shake your hand happily after words.

What: Spark Club The Big Dang (Plancast.com)
When: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 6-9:00pm (RSVP)
Where: The Kessler Theater (thekessler.org)
1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, Texas 75208 (Map)

OpenCamp logo

OpenCa.mp

If you were to look into the deep dark origins of my blog you would find an article about WordCamp Dallas 2008 well to be short for shorts sake thats where OpenCa.mp started.  Course the important thing to note is OpenCa.mp is not just a rename like Radioshack and their odd “The Shack” branding scheme. OpenCa.mp is its own event with its own Golden Knights flaming skydive. Ok that last part is just the appetizer blogger bait for OpenCa.mp but its got plenty of other things for bloggers, business owners, podcasters, and web developers alike to munch on.

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Its only once a year so this is it, buy your hotel room now so you can attend the fun parties for the hotel stayers only after the flood of daily speakers during the two day event. Before you go I have to admit though I helped found the Dallas WordPress meetup group quickly after the Dallas WordCamp 2008 so would ya blame for endorsing an event that I have some happy community connections with. I mean look at the schedule they got posted on the OpeCa.mp website its got something for everybody who wants to have something to do with the internet.

What: OpenCa.mp (Plancast.com)
When: August 27-29, 2010 (Tickets)
Where: Crowne Plaza Addison (Website)
14315 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001 (Map)

About the Author

I am William Addington a native Texan, a lover of the arts and a Eagle Scout. Good Design and Urban Planning are my passions particularly when referring to Dallas. I saw who shot JR and Walker Texas Ranger is still the baddest mother in the state of Texas.