A couple of times a year, a select band of happy JGers troop off to the various conferences organised by the lovely folks at Carsonified:
They are pretty awesome. We've made lots of friends at each event and seen really inspiring people speak, especially the Future of Web Apps conference (or FOWA, as the kids call it). FOWA is definitely the UK tech fixture. It's introduced us to all sorts of cool things, like MOO's awesome minicards, to tracking trips on dopplr or nodding furiously in agreement with everything the founders of Get Satisfaction said about customer service in the digital age. And live diggnation is quite something.
So we were excited to see on twitter today that head Carsonite, Mr Ryan Carson himself, is shaving his head, live, this thursday at 5pm GMT, following in the footsteps of Digg's Kevin Rose and the permanently hyper Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV. It's all going down at ustream.tv and we'll have the link nearer the time.
We reckon his signature hat may well be seen more regularly as a consequence. Here's Kai and I as Carsonites last time we were visiting the good folks at Firstgiving in Boston:
Check out Ryan's Justgiving page here: