This is a seriously interesting presentation by John Maeda – he is a graphic designer and computer scientist who works to link design and technology. He’s given me several interesting ideas to ponder, not least of which is non-eating uses for fast food. Here’s his website too.
Slattery IT are running an debate titled: “It’s a World Wide Web of Women!”
I’ve heard most of the speakers before and am looking forward to a lively discussion! AND we can have drinkies after (web, women and booze – always a dangerous combination!)
As per Rachel Slattery’s email “Australian women are doing a helluva lot in the wild world of the web. Women with initiative and spunk that redefine success with each wave of technology. And women that have fun while they are doing it. After an overwhelming response from the call to find extraordinary women of the web, Slattery IT has rounded up a bunch of truly inspirational women that have cast off gender stereotypes and limitations to go forth and conquer cyberspace! So come along for a fun exploration of business models and the new directions that women are forging for themselves – and to share a drink or two afterwards.”
MODERATOR Lynne Spender, Consultant, DigiGen
Laurel Papworth, Online Communities Strategist, World Communities
Samantha Brett, Blogger, ASK SAM
Danielle Lehrer, Founder & CEO, GoShout Pty Ltd
Liesl Capper, CEO & Co-founder, My Cybertwin
Sara Goldstein, Co-founder, Mybargainqueen.com
WHEN Wednesday 21st November, 2007; 5.30pm – 7.00pm
VENUE Lecture Theatre, Museum of Sydney, Cnr of Phillip & Bridge Streets, Sydney
COST $30 (inc GST)
* Please note this fee only covers entry to the Debate. However, please join us at Bar Luca following the Debate where food will be served and drinks may be purchased.
You can register online at Slattery IT
Here are some thoughts on life from someone who’s really been thinking about it – Randy is dying and shares about his past achievements and success, and he gives advice on living a life. It makes you think about life and work and the balance between them.
Check out Randy Pausch’s Web Site and his video address:
Sramana Mitra has articulated a formula to explain the diference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 – this a nice encapsulation of a complex set of ideas!
“3C = Content, Commerce, Community 4th C = Context P = Personalization VS = Vertical Search
This, I submit, is the formula for the future: Web 3.0 = (4C + P + VS). “
This is a picture of Niagara Falls (Canadian side) earlier this year – this was just after a blizzard
Today in the office someone needed to watch a DVD (as you do, totally work related) – they tried 4 different PCs to no avail. Lo and behold Macbook to the rescue, it played the DVD first go no problem!
No wonder I love my little Macbook 🙂
I spoke at the recent Ark Group Online Collaboration Conference Sydney (2007) – here is a link to my presentation on Slideshare
The topic was Approaches to Online Collaboration – which made me think about the cultural, practical and philosophical issues involved in online collaboration in a business context. The more I thought about it the more it seemed to be about people and culture but not about the technology.
The IEEE Computer Society NSW Chapter is starting up a web 2.0 special interest group. Our first meeting will be on 3rd October 2007 at the Australian Technology Park. Anyone interested in coming along should email me so I can advise details. I’ve even made this funky web 2.0 reflecting logo for us 😉