Webzine 2005 | San Francisco, Sept. 24-25 | Independent Online Publishing Conference
Eddie Codel has been a core organizer of the Webzine conference series since it's inception in 1998. Server monkey and geek-for-hire by day, after hours Eddie likes to get freaky with technology in ways that bring people together or make them run in fear. Too this end, he has directed freaky technology with SRL, a local menacing machine arts group. Eddie has also helped bring activists together using technology to flex their collective political muscle. He likes furry animals, shag rugs, colorful polyester shirts and any excuse blow town for a bit.
Ryan Junell is an SF-based media design director and core organizer of the Webzine conference series since 1998. He finally received his undergraduate bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in 2002 (six years late!) by writing an extensive account of his experience with organizing four consecutive Webzine events in an essay called 15 Megs. Junell designed the Creative Commons logo and the (CC) banner gif that appears on millions of websites. In addition to his producing and organizational work, he's been known to create websites, documentaries, music videos, experimental films, animations, and healthy doses of cultural mayhem.
Scott Beale is the primary tentacle of Laughing Squid, an online resource for underground art, culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond. He also runs Laughing Squid Web Hosting, an independent, artist friendly web host based out of San Francisco.