Archive for the 'BloggerCon' Category

Vendors at Conferences

Monday, November 8th, 2004

Originally, I was going to lump Feedster’s Scott Johnson’s and Nick Bradbury’s of Bradbury Software (FeedDemon and more) posts about what it’s like being a vendor at a conference with the other post about BloggerCon III notes, but I think those of you who attend any kind of conference might appreciate learning about what vendors […]

Accelerating Change Conference & BloggerCon III Notes

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

Some of my blogging friends are attending the Accelerating Change conference in California today: sj and Shimon. I just checked my aggregator and the two, who happen to be sitting next to each other, posted to their blogs minutes apart, so their writings appear in my aggregator together. Coordinated effort, perhaps. Both of these guys […]

BloggerCon III Stuff

Saturday, November 6th, 2004

Today, BloggerCon happens somewhere out in California. I haven’t been paying too much attention to it this time around because of all the other chaos in my life that must take priority. I was a little surprised that the Feedster geniuses didn’t set up a search or something for it on their site. The above […]

IRC Transcript of the Librarianesque Session

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Jort Mentink posted “cleaned up” IRC transcripts of many BloggerCon sessions, including the Librarianesque Session. Thanks, Jort! And thanks, Sam, for typing the session so that those in IRC could follow the not-so-audible Webcast better. Sam did such an amazing job typing what was said in the room, the IRC log is basically a paraphrased […]

Dutch Blogger Picks Up the Librarianesque Session

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Too bad I can’t read Dutch. Another blogger writing in a foreign language that seemed Germanic pointed to me a few days ago. I can’t find the link or remember who it was now. I think the jist of the post was something about librarians not knowing what blogs are. Addendum 4/29: Check out Jort’s […]

Library Browsing Reinforces the Small World Principle

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

While I was waiting at the reference desk at my local public library tonight for a librarian to finish with another customer, I picked up a book on the display in front of the reference desk: “Walking Across America.” I looked at the back cover to see if it said what the book was about […]

Synthesizing BloggerCon

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Now that I’ve typed and posted my notes from BloggerCon, I’m remembering and revisiting how much the sessions I attended meshed with each other. As people in the Librarianesque Session talked about blog features, I wondered how many had been in the Visions from Users session and wondered how I could communicate what people were […]

Postscript to the Librarianesque Session

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

I read some notes from other people about the Librarianesque Session today (linked below). A recurring theme was that the session only raised issues; it didn’t necessarily offer any solutions to some of the problems bloggers face. The authors seemed a little disappointed that they didn’t walk out of the session with concrete answers. This […]

BloggerCon Notes

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

The Librarianesque Session notes are finished, as is the blogroll (pending additions from others). I also tossed my brief notes for Blogging in Academia up and my jottings during the Blogging as a Business session, which I will probably flesh out when I’m more awake. I guess I didn’t take notes during the Visions from […]

Librarianesque Session Notes Are on the Way

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

I know some of you might be interested in the notes from the Librarianesque Session. It’s after 1 am and I just got home from my BloggerCon social/networking obligations. I apologize, but I’ve been awake for 19 of the past 24 hours and I don’t think I have the stamina to write and post notes […]

Who Blogged BloggerCon?

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Tara Liloia pulled together an awesome list of people who blogged about BloggerCon and links to their posts about the conference. What a huge help for those of us looking for coverage! Thanks, Tara!

New York Times Coverage of BloggerCon

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Julie Flaherty focuses on Jeff Jarvis’ Blogging as a Business session, which highlighted ways bloggers could potentially make money from what they’re doing. The answer everyone’s wondering about: at this time, there don’t seem to be many, if any, bloggers who are making enough money through their blogs to quit their real jobs. Several make […]

Librarianesque Session Notes

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

I posted partial notes for the Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon. I apologize for not having the energy to flush them out more at this point. I hope to finish them Monday, but I’m not making any promises or guarantees. (I think I might have gotten all of twelve hours of sleep this weekend, including a […]

BloggerCon Problem #1: Laptop Doesn’t Have Wireless

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

So that laptop I bought, I bought primarily to do wireless stuff. Only it didn’t come with anything to enable me to do wireless like I thought it would. I don’t know how much blogging I can do during the conference because we’re in an old building with very few data jacks. Some of the […]

Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon Info

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

This is a hodge podge of stuff about Saturday morning’s Librarianesque Session. The discussion happens in room 202 of Pound Hall at the Harvard Law School campus from 10:30 until 11:45 am. If you did not register in advance for the conference, you will not be allowed to attend. There is no on-site registration. The […]

BloggerCon Dinner was Great!

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

I met a few new people, got to catch up with Kris Liberman (a really cool librarian who knits, works at Fidelity, and might read this blog), talked to another librarian who may be in the audience of the Librarianesque Session, sat across from Steve, who is featured on page 98 of an issue of […]

Wanted: Digital Video Recorder for Dim Sum Outing

Friday, April 16th, 2004

Does anyone who’s coming to dim sum have a digital camcorder or camera that’ll take a moving picture with sound s/he could bring? We want to record the Accordion Guy while the group is together and post the video on the Web. I hope this doesn’t scare anyone away from the outing. If you don’t […]

Food After Saturday’s BloggerCon Anyone?

Friday, April 16th, 2004

A friend of mine happens to be having one of her famous parties on the evening of Saturday the 17th. If I finish with BloggerCon stuff early enough, say before 11 pm, I should put in an appearance. She said I could bring people. It’s the kind of party where people sit around drinking wine, […]

Webcasts for BloggerCon in Jeopardy

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

It looks like the Berkman Center’s license for RealServer, which is used to do streaming for Webcasts, expired yesterday. They’re trying to get the license problem resolved in time for Saturday’s conference. Addendum 4/16: Dave reports on the BloggerCon blog that the Webcast problem has been resolved. Hooray!

BloggerCon Registration Has Closed

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

It is now too late to register for BloggerCon. Some of the sessions will be Webcast and there may be IRC, so there are opportunities to participate without being physically present at the conference. And you don’t have to be registered for BloggerCon to join some of us for dim sum on Sunday or to […]

Blogroll for the Librarianesque Session

Monday, April 12th, 2004

I suppose I’m being a little optimistic here that 1) people will read this on my blog and 2) people are going to be in the audience of my BloggerCon session, but whatever. I thought I’d start collecting URLs for the blogroll for the session before it starts, just in case any of you already […]

BloggerCon Misc: Registration Closing, RSVP for Dinner Today, and Regrets

Monday, April 12th, 2004

BloggerCon registration may be capped at 400 registrants. The numbers on the list are shifting as people continue to register and some cancel. The 400th registrant just came in, but if some people cancel, the numbers may change. registration form The group dinner reservation will be made tonight (Monday, April 12). If you have not […]

Nonlibrarians at the Librarianesque BloggerCon Session

Friday, April 9th, 2004

I’ve gotten a few inquiries from nonlibrarians about whether they should attend the Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon. Please do! If you’re interested in any of the items on the list or anything even remotely related to librarians/archivists/information professionals and blogging, join us. A lot of what will happen in that session depends on who is […]

Dim Sum After BloggerCon, Anyone?

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

So far, no one is planning anything concrete for Sunday, April 18–the day after BloggerCon. A few dim sum devotees have nudged me to organize a dim sum outing, like what we’ve done in the past. If you’re interested, comment below or contact me. We will gather at Chau Chow City, 83 Essex Street in […]

BloggerCon Librarianesque Session Blurb

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

This session description is similar to one that was posted on the BloggerCon blog on Wednesday. How can librarians, archivists, and similar information professionals use blogs in the course of their work? Blogging is still new enough in this sphere that many information professionals don’t know about weblogs, nor do managers, clients, and library users. […]

BloggerCon Schedule Changes

Monday, April 5th, 2004

Dave Winer has made a number of changes to the BloggerCon schedule, including adding sessions at 8:15 am and 4:45 pm, shortening sessions by 15 minutes, rearranging some sessions, and adding 45 minutes to lunch*. He sent an e-mail out about the parties. Friday night dinner is at Durgin Park at 7 pm, which is […]

Comments About the Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon II

Friday, April 2nd, 2004

People are beginning to comment on the Librarianesque Session description on the BloggerCon blog. (Did I ever credit sj properly with the name?) –>initial post –>BloggerCon draft and more info PS–I’ve got my hat for BloggerCon. Do you have yours already? = )

Librarianesque Session Description

Monday, March 29th, 2004

A version of this description of the Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon II is now on the BloggerCon blog. I’m posting it here, too, to market the session. j Baumgart, moderator Plans for the session are still being developed. Please comment below, as I am interested in feedback about this session. The main goal of the […]

The Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon II Is on the Schedule

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

I was almost not going to blog tonight ’cause I just got back from a hike and I’m heading to a very long movie, but I’m really glad I decided to blog, otherwise, I wouldn’t have seen that Dave Winer posted a draft BloggerCon II schedule and the librarians/libraries/information professionals/archivists/interested parties session is on it! […]

Librarianesque Session at BloggerCon II

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

That clever sj scooped me by writing about the BloggerCon II session a few of us librarians/information professionals are trying to organize. We’re still figuring out the content and what we want to accomplish with it. Given Dave Winer’s parameters about having no panels and only a room with people and moderator to facilitate the […]

Unsolicited E-mail from BloggerCon Attendee

Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

Another blogger reported getting the same unsolicited e-mail I received the other day from some guy trying to promote his blawg among BloggerCon attendees: “Some of you are getting this occasional, periodic email of [the blawg’s name] for the first time. That’s because you, too, signed up for BloggerCon, and I wanted to introduce myself […]

Server Sneezes and a BloggerCon II Update

Saturday, February 28th, 2004

At about the same time I posted a note on the Berkman Thursday Meetings blog about BloggerCon II, I tried to post that note on this blog. I got a 404 error message from the server and the post didn’t make it to this blog’s front page. The news item is no longer in the […]

BloggerCon 2

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

Dave Winer posted a “reserve this date” notice for BloggerCon 2, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2004, and a brief description of the conference on the BloggerCon blog. Addendum 2/23: Because of the conflicts with the Passover and Easter holidays, Dave is planning to move the date of the conference. He’s looking at Saturday, […]

Archived Webcasts for BloggerCon

Thursday, October 9th, 2003

Archived Webcasts of many of the sessions at BloggerCon are available on the BloggerCon blog.

Makeoutcity Has Lots About BloggerCon

Monday, October 6th, 2003

I don’t think Je’ (pronounced zhay) did anything but blog about BloggerCon today. This fabulously-blue-eyed blogger (Can I say that about you, Je’?) has gobs and gobs of stuff about the conference and links to lots of other bloggers who wrote about the conference. An incredible amount of stuff, folks. I hung out with him […]

Enoch’s medmusings

Monday, October 6th, 2003

Dear Mr. Ophthalmic Technician, Sir: Check out Enoch’s blog and my notes from the Medicine and Weblogs session. There’s a lot happening in the blogging community geared towards medicine you might find interesting. The rest of you ponder this: Somewhere in Enoch’s notes about the Community session, he mentions a blogger suggesting to a divinity […]

Notes from 2 BloggerCon Sessions

Saturday, October 4th, 2003

Just in case anyone’s waiting with baited breath for these: here are my very raw notes from the journalism and weblogs and weblogs and education sessions. (I plan to polish them at a later date.) I didn’t take notes at the other two sessions because I was too busy doing the typing/computer thing for the […]

Sometimes I Do Useful Things

Saturday, October 4th, 2003

Adam Curry, whom I probably watched on MTV when I was a kid, is referring to me: the official URL architect for BloggerCon.  That means I operate the computer for the panelists. Lots of people are posting things about BloggerCon already. Scripting News has some links. Dave Winer told us to blog that Sunday is […]

BloggerCon Webcast

Friday, October 3rd, 2003

Sad you couldn’t pay the $500 for the conference and can’t participate? Maybe listening to tomorrow’s Webcast will console you a little. Rumor has it that the files will be archived and available for later not-live listening.

Looks Like I’m Finally Going to the Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

So are others interested in partying with the bloggers at BloggerCon.

Candidate Dean’s Chief Blogger at BloggerCon

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

Mathew Gross, the chief blogger for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, will be speaking at BloggerCon on Day 1. The BloggerCon folks have extended invitations to other presidential candidate bloggers. Gross was the first to accept. The panels on Day 1 have been rearranged a little bit to accommodate this change. More details on the […]

BloggerCon Schedules Are Up; Day 2 is Free & Open to Everyone

Friday, September 5th, 2003

The BloggerCon proposed/draft schedules for day 1 and day 2 have been posted. Day 2, Sunday, Oct. 5, is free and open to the public–no conference registration necessary. We’re trying to get people into these 20 1-1/2 hour slots for all sorts of stuff about blogs. Some of the slots already have topics and others […]