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2007/06/07 Proposed Agenda


Please note: Today is Harvard’s graduation day. If you normally travel to Berkman by car, you will want to plan some extra time to find parking, which may be scarce around the university. We recommend taking the T if you can, or planning to look for parking a little farther up Mass. Ave. than usual.


Upcoming events of interest:

  • See the Berkman Calendar for upcoming Berkman stuff.
    • Berkman lunch this upcoming Tuesday: Erin Mishkin & John Palfrey on Digital Natives
  • DevHouseBoston Sunday June 24
  • Feel free to publicize related events here! Let Erica or j know, comment, or add them yourself if you have an editor account.

Various upcoming & potential stuff on our schedule:

  • Pushkar Phatak on a blog project he’s working on
  • Second Life – a guided tour + how-to session. Mike Walsh is coordinating for the near future.
  • Second Life – a debate on it. Good? Bad? Both?
  • Dan Bricklin, known for his work on VisiCalc and wikiCalc
  • People to do sessions on maps & mapping: Ben Sheldon / Adam / Tracy Rolling of Platial
  • Digital natives: ask Erin Mishkin
  • For parents: what *are* your kids doing on the social web? Get a few students to lead it.
  • What’s the latest in the Free Culture movement? Reportback on conference.
  • Skype: How does it work? Why use it? What are the best clients? j can lead something
  • People to do sessions on podcasting: Adam Weiss / Rhod Sharpe (BBC journalist)
  • People to do sessions on video: Steve Garfield / David Temez of Boston Media Makers
  • Boston Placeblogs (ask Lisa to host) – Universal Hub, Boston Globe’s Brainiac, Bostonist, Davis Square LJ mods, etc.
  • OpenID – Why you should use it, why you should develop with it (ask Rod Begbie)
  • Streaming radio – how to make your own streaming radio station, the new rules around it
  • Principles of design/UI, how to learn as a beginner?
  • Latest tools for blogging / Latest mashups and widgets / How have tools changed in the past year or so?
  • you?
  • If you want to help shepherd a potential future topic or if you have ideas of your own, please talk to Erica or j. We’d love – and could really use – your help!


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