I’m in the car from Philadelphia and writing this post. For 3 days I participated in the Digital Family Summit. It was my first and probably best conference I’ve ever been to. I will tell you why this conference was so thrilling for me!
There were workshops and I went to two of them. One of them was called ‘digital photography workshop’. I really liked this workshop because I like photography a lot and I wanted to learn about taking better photos with my iPod Touch. That inspired me because I always thought that I take bad photos and I actually take good photos. There was an activity and we had to do it in partners, we had to take pictures of our partners, we had to take a picture of something digital, something family, and a summit. I was really proud when I saw my photos and my friends photos on the slideshow at the end of the conference! Special thanks to the photography teacher Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo and my partner Clarrisa and I loved meeting my new friend Robin.
I was really looking forward to having a blog and at the WordPress workshop I got m chance! I set up a blog at this amazing workshop led by Tracy Levesque. They had computers for us to use and everything and right now I’m posting on that blog. It turned out magnificent! Don’t you think? Special thanks to Tracy the workshop leader and somebody helped me a lot! Thanks to Tori and her mom for helping me! Tori even wrote a blog post on her blog, My Utoria, about me!
There was one session with teen entrepreneurs who shared their successful stories and they inspired me so much. There I met Tori! Tori’s story inspired me because Tori’s mom helped and supported Tori a lot with her business, MyUtoria. Tori is 15 years old and has Cerebral Palsy which means that her muscles don’t work properly and it’s hard for her to be a ‘regular’ teenager. She helps young women to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. Tori also founded She Can Make A Change – an organization to help young women make positive changes in their own lives and their environment. I am so proud to call Tori my new friend.
On Saturday night there was special guest was Dave Carroll came to tell his story about United Breaks Guitars and the power of social media, the story of Dave’s story started like this, Dave was on a airplane and when he landed he found that his guitar got damaged badly. He contacted the airlines, United, and he asked if they can fix it and they said they would not. Dave wasn’t going to give up. Dave said that he’s going to film three videos about how United broke his guitar and nobody did anything about it and he was going to get one million hits and he did exactly that and more. Not only did the one million, he got 150 million hits and he was interviewed on many TV shows and newspapers. The best part for him is when he was invited to the Taylor Guitars factory, his favourite guitar manufacturer, and he got to go to a tour there. After Dave went on the tour a man that worked at taylor guitars told him that he could get 2 guitars for all his trouble from United Breaks Guitars. The story really inspired me. Dave’s website is www.davecarrollmusic.com. You can also watch the videos that he made on YouTube.
There were two parties and one of them was sponsored by Ubisoft – it was a dance party and it had just dance 3 and 4! My favourite part of that party was dancing to the song Party Rock Anthem! There was a photo booth (those photos to come later) and hair crimping, I did both! The 2nd party was called pink carpet party and was sponsored by Gillette Venus! That party was rocking! They had a pink carpet when you could take your picture! I did it 3 times! The first time was when I was normal the 2ond time was when I got makeup and the 3rd time was when I got my hair curled!
I danced my heart out that night! I also saw the liberty bell, there’s a picture of the bell at the bottom. There was also beautiful fireworks!
Special thanks to the Digital Family Summit organizers Stephanie Schwab, Jennie Baird and Adam Gertsacov. I also loved hanging out with my friends Julie Cole and her kids Posy and Mack.
I had a great time, I made new friends and I learned and I got my first blog!
If you have any questions or comments please leave one in my blog and I’ll be happy to reply! At the conference there were a lot of kids so bring them next year! I really recommend for you to come next year! For more information and to sign up for this just go to www.digitalfamilysummit.com!