V3con is happy to highlight the First 10 People to Register for the conference on August 24-25 in Los Angeles. Julie Kang is one of a handful who registered early for the workshop. Julie Kang contributes for the fiery, spicy blog Kimchi Mamas which is the adventures of a group of women raising Korean-American kids as well as her own Geisha School Dropout. Let’s get to know her better:
How did you hear about V3con?
I first heard about V3Con from Gil Asakawa. I met him when we were both panelists for the original BANANA event a few years ago.
What are your expectations for the conference?
You know, I plan to listen to the amazing line-up speak and just bask in their awesomeness. Anything else is gravy.
Who do you hope to meet?
Jen Wang has made me laugh so many times over the years, I feel like I owe her a few drinks at least. I also have had a crush on David Ono since high school, so I will be listening to what he has to say with rapt attention.
What tips do you have for effective networking?
Bring a smile, a business card, and something interesting to say.
Which bloggers, online journalists and social media communicators do you follow?
I read whatever The Clever Girls, Phil Yu, and Nelson Wong send my way. I follow Disgrasian, Jeff Yang’s Tao Jones column, MetroDad, and Thick Dumpling Skin religiously, and I am one of the 5.4 million people who can’t get enough of Ryan Higa.
Would you recommend the conference to friends and others in your network?
Definitely! I already have mentioned it to my network, and I plan to post about it on Kimchi Mamas as well.
—Jackie Tiongson, V3con blogger