Archive for August, 2008

IAP2/NCDD Northern California joint meetup, August 19 in Berkeley

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

The local IAP2/NCDD Northern California joint meetup I initiated earlier this year is coming together nicely.

Joint Northern California chapter meeting of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD).

Learn more:
IAP2 — http://www.iap2.org
NCDD — http://www.thataway.org

There’s significant overlap in interests, tools, and experiences, and we want to broaden our local network of local facilitation, public participation, and dialogue & deliberation professionals.

The agenda is fairly informal. There will be brief talks or presentations, with plenty of time for conversation and networking.

We’re meeting for the second time next week:

When: Tuesday, August 19 at 6.30pm
Where: NextNowCollaboratory, 1250 Addison, Berkeley, CA:

For more info and to RSVP, go to Upcoming or Facebook or join our Google group.

Feel free to bring your friends and colleagues!

Yahoo! Upcoming product feedback

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

So Yahoo! is asking Upcoming users for feedback. Here’s mine (the small portion that was free form):

There are ads on Upcoming, really? ;-)

If Upcoming could do private events, I believe it could replace Evite for many.

Automatic notifications (e.g. via SMS) for events that are becoming “hot” fast in my network. General measurement or visualization of “interestingness” for various events (kinda like Flickr does for photos).

For some events, it would be nice to have the option to have the event details be editable to other event attendees (with or without approval, not sure). The use case here is that I may have entered an event prior to the organizers, don’t have the time to keep it updated but trust that others will do so. Have experienced this many times. In fact, it sometimes keeps me from adding new events these days (the ones I don’t own).

Other than that, nice job! ;-)

We’ll see what happens.