V3con is happy to highlight the First 10 People to Register for the conference on Aug. 24-25 in Los Angeles. Prominent blogger Michael Kwan is on that list. Aside from blogging, he also is the Digital and Interactive Media Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and is on the board Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. Let’s get to know him better:
How did you hear about V3con?
I was browsing Twitter when I saw a tweet about it
What are your expectations for the conference?
I’m expecting to be inspired by AAs online, to make greater use of new platforms myself, and meet some new and familiar faces
Who do you hope to meet?
I hope to meet people who are creative, vocal and invested in the greater community. And – more people to follow on Twitter.
What tips do you have for effective networking?
Introduce yourself. Be a connector. Keep moving. Have a drink in hand.
Which bloggers, online journalists and social media communicators do you follow?
My friends, Phil Yu…It’s really too many. The people I “follow” don’t stay the same, as new creators and influencers emerge and as my interests change. This is what makes the Web so great.
Would you recommend the conference to friends and others in your network?
Yes. It’s my first year but I’m excited to learn of the people who are attending.
—Jackie Tiongson, V3con blogger