Alaska fascinates people. It wasn’t just a preference for colder weather that led me to try and get an assignment up there, after all. And even though my wife tends to prefer warmer temperatures, even she fell in love with the place after all her visits. Friends dropped in while I was up there – not necessarily to come out of their way to visit me, although it was always nice to meet up – but because they were making their long-anticipated ski trip to the Last Frontier, or
Over the weekend of the 27th, 28th, and 29th of April, I had the chance to attend the second annual North by North Festival and Summit.
More than once, I heard that it was inspired, at least in part, by Austin’s South by Southwest. Almost everything I know about the Texan version I’ve learned from listening to Tim Ferriss, so I can’t make a direct comparison. I will, however, note that SXSW attracts thousands of attendees over a 10 day period, while NxN brought probably thr