We decided to create an Attendee Photo Gallery to make it easier to connect the names with the faces during CLS West. It is already seeded with the photos of the event organizers and the unconference speakers. Check it out:
If you like, you can upload your own photo to the wiki and add yourself to this photo gallery. Please be sure to insert it alphabetically by first name into the existing gallery. If you would rather not do it yourself, Mark Terranova has volunteered to help get everyone's photo into the gallery. Mark will be handling email requests to add people to the photo gallery sent to this address:
people [at] clswest [dot] us
It could be as simple as sending us a link to your Twitter account or your LinkedIn public profile. That would be enough information for us to use your Twitter or LinkedIn profile picture and link your name below the photo back to the corresponding account. Of course, you can provide a specific link for your entry in the gallery even if you point us to your Twitter or LinkedIn profile for your gallery picture. If you do choose to send in a photo via link or email attachment, an image with square proportions and at least 73x73 pixels in size is required.
That's All Folks, Van
P.S. The reason we didn't include Facebook as one of the easy options is due to the fact profile pictures on Facebook are not constrained to square proportions. We are trying to avoid the need for any additional image processing on our part when handling requests to add people to the gallery.