Archive for October, 2014

Great Dinner Conversation: Taxonomy and the Information Technology Industry

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Y’all who didn’t stick around for dinner after the meeting missed a great conversation. Well, ok, perhaps I’m biased, but I’ll bet the taxonomist enjoyed it, too. It was one of these conversations that’s left my brain buzzing and sparking. I kept trying to talk myself out of blogging it, but I failed. When I […]

Rails Rumble Project: Museum Curation Software Arti-Facts

Monday, October 20th, 2014

My coworkers Steven Hammond and Nat Budin created museum curation software called Arti-Facts in the coding competition Rails Rumble over the weekend. When they shared it with us at work today, I realized it might be of interest to a few of you (and not just because the images they use come from an awesome […]

Boston Book Festival 2014 Oct 23-25 Copley Square Area

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Greetings The Boston Book Festival 2014 is being held on October 23-25, 2014 around Boston’s Copley Square area:  http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Most events are free, but there are some ticketed events. Some of the writers that are participating are Susan Minot, Rick Riordan, Norman Foster and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Herbie Hancock is giving one of the keynote […]

BarCamp Boston 9 – Sunday, 10/12/14

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

My notes from Sunday’s tech gathering follow. Sessions: morning stretches “Sleep? What is sleep?” – Coders and why they need to take a break. shouldn’t that order be reversed … ? 😉 Explaining Psychic + Anomalous Phenomena Mental health and the geeky life – a story of hope. Mistakes many startup entrepreneurs make Demos BarCamp […]

BarCamp Boston 9 – Saturday, 10/11/14

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

My notes from Saturday’s BarCamp Boston 9 sessions and whatnot follow. It’s been a great time so far, as always. I’ve spent more time talking to people than I have sitting in sessions because the conversations have been good and useful. Sessions: automated QA usability on the cheap wearables … I’m leading Networking for Introverts […]

BarCamp Boston 9, Oct. 11-12, Microsoft NERD

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

BarCamp Boston 9 (the area’s largest tech / geek unconference) happens October 11th & 12th* at Microsoft NERD. Plenty of space is still available. That means if you grab as many people as you can, y’all can sway the path of the conference. 😉 Registering in advance is very helpful because we organizers can plan […]