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SXSW – what happened?

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Another conference, the conference perhaps – South by Southwest in Austin. The interactive section of the week or two conference, expo, party just ended. Check out some of the award winners to see whats being respected by the top of our domain:

Green and Non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place. Activism category presented by Convio.

BOVAP
I Voted
Pencils of Promise
The Tiziano Project
Vital Voices

Art

From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Born Presents: 417 • 903
The Johnny Cash Project
Mural Explorer
The Photography of Rama Tiru
This Land

Community

Social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development.

Acts of Sharing
Foodspotting
iFixit
SnapGoods
Your Garden Show

Experimental

These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Isle of Tune
Look to the Moon
Memolane
Robyn / Killing Me
X

These are finalist of a few of the categories. See all of them at http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/finalists

Happy browsing!

 

 

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Categories: Class Activities

Web 2.0 Expo

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

On Monday, March 28-31 the Web 2.0 Expo will be happening in San Francisco. NetVibes is covering the event live – through a new component called the live dashboard. If you log into your Netvibes account, go to the dashboards menu, and select W2e. It has a lot of twitter feeds surrounding the conference – click on some of the urls mentioned and get updated on whatever hot topic. But also, look at the menus – reviews, mentions, speakers, exhibitors, videos, live, klosk, agenda, and info.

How about 10 extra points for your class grade for the one that finds the hottest, most interesting topic coming out of the conference? All you overachievers have wanted to get extra credit, so here is a small opportunity!

Check out the presenters – even if you’ve never heard of them! I liked Brian Aker who tweeted

“Coder, Writer, Climber, in search of chainsaw for exploratory surgery on web infrastructure.”
Seattle, WA
Sounds like an interesting guy with some serious tools!
Select the Speakers link and then “all speakers” which takes you to a blog listing all the speakers and their topics. Find something interesting and share it with the rest of us.
It goes on and on. Enjoy!
Categories: Class Activities