Archive for the 'Collaboration' Category

Follow the NetSquared conference online

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Great conference so far. You can join in online here:

Via Marshall Kirkpatrick: Join us for Net Squared live online!

Barn raising at Winecamp

Monday, May 29th, 2006

One of the amazing things to witness at Winecamp was the barn raising that took place. Hopefully, the team will manage to tie up any loose ends over the coming days and Outpost for Hope will have a brand-new website.

DCamp follow-up

Monday, May 15th, 2006

DCamp was great fun. Thanks to the organizers and everybody else who made it happen!

These are the four workshops/sessions I attended:

I only got to take a brief glimpse at Tag Camp last year so DCamp has been my first full un-conference (though I had to take off early on Saturday). Even though I had read a lot of good things about Barcamp and the likes I’m still amazed at how well this concept actually works. Un-conferencing, therefore, has instantly made my list of ideas that are “to be transferred to Germany.”

By the way, transatlantic connector and Germany 2.0 were the verbal tags I used to describe myself during introductions. Started some good conversations.

See what it all looked like on Flickr (fast approaching the 1,000 image mark). Some sessions were recorded and links to podcasts can be found on the wiki. Or follow the conversation on Technorati and

NetSquared Conference 2006, May 30-31

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

I will be at the NetSquared Conference 2006, May 30-31 in San Jose, CA.

About Net2

Our mission is to help non-profit organizations understand, use and expand the social web.There’s a whole new generation of online tools available – tools that make it easier than ever before to collaborate, share information and mobilize support. These tools include blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasting, and more. Some people describe them as “Web 2.0″; we call them the social web, because their power comes from the relationships they enable.

The list of confirmed presenters looks nice, and so does the conference schedule and the conference attendee list.

Enterprise adoption of Web 2.0 collaboration

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Interesting discussion:

Ross Mayfield: Power Law of Participation

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Worth reading: Power Law of Participation

Digg is the archetype for low threshold participation. Simply Favorite something you find of interest, a one click action. You don’t even have to log in to contribute value, you have Permission to Participate. taps both personal and social incentives for participation through the low threshold activity of tagging. Remembering the URL is the hardest part, and you have to establish an identity in the system. Commenting requires such identity for sake of spam these days and is an under-developed area. Subscribing requires a commitement of sustained attention which greatly surpasses reading alone. Sharing is the principal activity in these communities, but much of it occurs out of band (email still lives). We Network not only to connect, but leverage the social network as a filter to fend off information overload. Some of us Write, as in blog, and some of us even have conversations. But these are all activities that can remain peripheral to community. To Refactor, Collaborate, Moderate and Lead requires a different level of engagement — which makes up the core of a community.

Tool box

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I’ve started to put together my personal tool box, a compilation of the tools, software and services I frequently use.

About conferences

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Dave Winer asks What is an unconference? Great observation about conventional conferences:

This observation may turn out to be the Fundamental Law of Conventional Conferences.

The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on stage.

And Stowe has a good follow-up post asking: Unconferences: But Aren’t There More Dimensions?

Sums it up pretty well in my view.

Wiki seedling

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

Finally, a team wiki at work. Though it’s still tiny (it barely hatched today) and still somewhat semi-official, I look forward to a healthy adoption curve nonetheless.

Software project management: PMI vs. Agile

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I’ll be at the PMI Silicon Valley Tools and Techniques Forum in January on Balancing the Best of Both Worlds: Traditional and Agile Software Project Management.