Britpack Diamond Geezer Award

Who best to embarrass in Vanouver? Who is best deserving of the Britpack Union Flag umbrella? Who has been doing fantastic work, sharing it and being an all-round diamond?

So Web Directions North has wrapped and tomorrow we head to the mountains for a spot of cold weather sports activity (or probably in my case, my lips around a nice hot chocolate). But first, other news.

This week has seen another inspiring conference at Web Directions North, and I'll be writing more about the whole experience next week. But until then, a spot of silliness.

Balls, then pants

It has become sort of tradition over recent events for me to give away something to a member of the audience. Someone who has taught or inspired me, or is simply someone doing amazing work and contributing to web related goodness.

At @media2006, Cameron Adams got his hands on one of my balls. At Web Directions South, Andrew Krespanis was chosen to get hold of my pants (video on YouTube).

Britpack Diamond Geezer Award

Although this silliness is really just designed to allow me to make childish jokes, there is a serious point. I know I'm not alone in getting a tremendous amount back from speaking at these events and from spending time with people who are clever, funny, talented and inspiring.

So this time, Jeremy Keith and I decided to make the award official and from now on it is to be known as the Britpack Diamond Geezer Award. Awarded to someone who we Brits think is a diamond, a geezer, sound as a pound.

And who best to embarrass in Vanouver? Who is best deserving of the Britpack Union Flag umbrella? Who has been doing fantastic work, sharing it and being an all-round top bloke?

A diamond geezerPhoto credit

Jonathon Snook


Replies

  1. #1 On February 9, 2007 09:17 AM Matthew Pennell said:

    Three cheers for the Snook! :D

  2. #2 On February 9, 2007 03:09 PM Olly said:

    SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

  3. #3 On February 9, 2007 04:26 PM Carolyn said:

    Perfect choice! Not just talented in every way, but a really, really great guy.

  4. #4 On February 10, 2007 05:54 PM Jonathan Snook said:

    ( blush )

    A true honour and a pleasure to accept this award!

  5. #5 On February 12, 2007 02:43 AM Andrew K. said:

    Congratulations Jonathan!

    Andy: You just had to link to the most embarrassing of the WD06 pants photos, didn't you?! ;)

  6. #6 On February 12, 2007 01:24 PM Matt Robin said:

    Well done to that man Mr.Snook - well deserved! :)

  7. #7 On February 13, 2007 10:47 PM Ben Buchanan said:

    So did you hand over the brolly and start up "here we go here we go here we go...."? :)