It's true. Sachi and I are attending the Texas Library Association Conference in Austin, April 12-15th. I will be presenting on Thursday the 14th at 2pm and my talk is called "The Art of Explanation - in Plain English". I hope you'll come. This will be our first library conference and we're really excited to meet people like you and take it all in. Librarians are among our most dedicated fans and this conference is one of the biggest events in the library world. If you're going to the... Continue Reading
A couple of months ago, I presented a 5 minute presentation at Ignite Seattle called "Where Goldfish Come From" that is based on my experience growing up as a son of a goldfish farmer in North Carolina. The Ignite series happens around the globe and each presenter has 20 slides that display for 15 seconds each, and auto-advance. It's a challenge to make it work, but I enjoy it. Here's the video: Learn more at BlueRidgeKoi.com
I'll be a panelist in an upcoming webinar that is being put on by Vocus, the parent company of PRWeb. It's called "Maximizing PR Impact with Online Video." We're just finishing up a video for PRWeb and I plan to focus on the democratization of video, among other things. The panel will be moderated by Jiyan Wei and my fellow panelists include two very experienced folks in the online video world: Stephen Harris, Executive Producer, Discovery (see the TLC broadband series Makeover Train... Continue Reading
I'll be speaking at what is shaping up to be a fun event at Zaaz in downtown Seattle on August 14th. I'll be presenting a version of the Online Community as Party talk.Â The event is free and focused on folks in the local UX / usability / IA / design community.Â To RSVP, pleae leave a comment here.Â I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Paul Ingram from Ingram Labs and hearing more about "The Effective Use of Kittens" from Jason Carmel of Zaaz and "The Art of Deep Hanging Out" from... Continue Reading
A while back I posted an entry called Your Community is a Party Waiting to Happen that outlined a number of common sense ways that hosting a party is like managing an online community. I really believe the metaphor is useful and I've developed a talk on the subject. Here are the slides from the talk...