This is a list of books currently on my To Read shelf... literally. I do not suggest or anti-suggest any of them at this time as I haven't read them yet.
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We're just under two months away from ZendCon 2010 but unfortunately, I'm not running the Unconference this time around. And to my knowledge there is no longer one planned. Why this happened is open to interpretation, but I suspect it's because I asked for compensation. No, I didn't ask for a gold watch, a new computer, or even stage time.
I asked for a booth in the exhibit hall. While I'd love to have the Blue Parabola crew run it, we don't have the time, availability, or interest in having one, so I came up with a different idea. Frank Stefan of S&S didn't get it the first time around, so he asked me about the goals, who would run it, etc. All fair questions and considerations, so I sent him this:
Normally in this space, I talk about the tech side of things. Whether it's events, concepts, books, startups, or whatever, I've always written on the harder tech skills. It's ironic since when I joined the Computer Science Advisory Board from my undergraduate school last year, our focus was on the soft skills.
The point is always: "It doesn't matter how smart you are if you can't express your idea effectively."
With that in mind, I'm happy to announce Day Camp 4 Developers organized by my friend and colleague Cal Evans. It's an online conference taking place on Saturday November 6th. Cal has found five great people to join this little endeavor:
After a major cleanup of the structure and logic due to a handful of issues, v4.1 of the Project Importer is now available!
You can download the latest version here:
The purpose of the Project Importer is to allow users to import their project plans from other systems. Currently Microsoft Project and WBS Gantt Chart Pro are supported.
The significant changes in this release include:
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first OpenCamp in Dallas, TX. While I've been to a few of the CMS-focused events - WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, WordCamp NYC, and DrupalConDC - this was my first time at one of the crossover events. In one event, we had some of the best and brightest from each of the communities in one place presenting, talking, drinking, and generally arguing over the intracies of each of their systems and why the other guy was completely wrong.
Alright, I'm kidding.. most people thought everyone else was just mostly wrong.
First, some high points:
What are they building? Did he quit or get fired? Who is she dating now?
As helpful as Facebook can be in knowing who is dating who.. does that really help anyone? Is that even interesting? Wouldn't you like to know about the things that *aren't* being talked about? Professionally, how can you look at a "stealth startup" and figure out what they're doing and how they're doing it? How can you learn about their investors, products, and even potential customers? How can you scare the hell out of them for fun and profit? Who are the Connectors? Where are the Mavens flocking? How can the CIA put two and two together to equal terrorist?
Last week at the GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC), a GNOME Foundation member by the name of Dave Neary presented the results of the GNOME Census. While the data and conclusions are interesting and inflamatory to some*, the motivations of the GNOME Census were quite simple:
What is the GNOME Census?
We’re aiming to answer three questions as completely as we can: