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#How to Survive Tech Conferences

1.Connect with a local

Some people you meet are going to be special.

Every now and then I attend an event that transitions from interesting to memorable. It tends to be locals who show you the way. Embrace the unplanned. Instead of going to bed early, think about taking someone up on their offer to go a town over to a hidden absinthe bar where everyone wears goofy hats. Or take a day trip to pet some cheetahs in the surrounding wine country. Or go back to someones home and play Rock Band with twenty new friends. These are the memories that stick with me, and I experienced them only because locals took it upon themselves to show off their area.

Look for open, friendly people. Theyre everywhere. They know the best tips, and they are likely eager to tell you and show you their city.

The reverse holds true, too. If youre playing host in your city, pay it forward. Its your city. Show it off. Attendees are traveling for a reason, and more often than not, showing them your favorite place in the city would thrill them, too.

2.Take photos

I dont typically check into Foursquare or anything like that, but I do try to take a lot of photos. They tell a story and help me relive specifics of the trip.

I try to geotag every photo. When youre traveling somewhere different  particularly in a foreign country  it becomes really difficult to relate all of different locations you visited to each other, particularly if youre taking cabs or public transportation. Geotagging photos gives you a very visual way of piecing together your journey when you load them into iPhoto or Aperture later.

If youre overseas, usually you dont have a full data plan on your phone 24/7, but if you switch off of airplane mode itll still pick up the GPS coordinates and geotag any photos you take.

If youre like me and like taking your DSLR out for some shots, its a pain to go back and geotag those manually. Theres a few solutions, but the best one Ive found is gps4cam. Before you start shooting, press the button on your phone to start, and then itll record your GPS positioning every minute or so. When youre done, click finish, and then take a picture of the QR code on your phone. That syncs up the clock on your camera to the clock on your phone so it knows where you were when you took those photos. Then, load your photos on your Mac, run the simple gps4cam sister app, and itll go through all of your photos, geotag them and timesync them to the correct time from your phone. Its kind of like magic.

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