I helped host the Philly Women in Technology Summit during Philly Tech Week. In this video clip, I was interviewed by WomenCentric, a global directory of women professionals, about the role reversal I felt being the only male at a 200 attendee technology conference: Diversity on a tech team always means better ideas, better solutions, […]Read more "Interview About the Women In Tech Summit; A Y-Chromosome Perspective"
Cory Doctorow held a lecture and Q&A Session on November 17th, 2011 at The Wharton School in Jon M. Huntsman Hall. It was open to the general public. Cory’s Biography: Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins […]Read more "Cory Doctorow’s Talk & Discussion at The Wharton School, November 17th, 2011"
Philadelphia has an amazing, diverse and ever-active tech-creative community. Web designers, graphic artists, developers, videographers, content strategists, people in marketing, social media and game development all find a home here. There’s so much going on, it’s easy to miss things you’d like to know about, and here’s your chance to find out what is happening […]Read more "PANMA Event: 10/20/2011: #whywelovephilly: The Awesome Philly Tech Scene!"
Just a quick post to provide a link to a book I helped write a chapter in, although I must admit, I had a bit of sticker shock! http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?TitleId=47435 Here’s the description: The future success of education depends on technological and pedagogical innovation. Unbridled by the physical constraints of both time and space, virtual spaces […]Read more "Can I Afford the Book I Helped Author?"
Several years ago, I wrote an article about my experience ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps at the company I worked for at the time. It got a fair amount of questions in the comments, so I figured I would follow up with Google on the one that got asked the […]Read more "Follow Up From Google: Why Google Apps Won’t Have a “Host-Your-Own” Equivalent"
I’m speaking to the Penn Humanities Forum tomorrow with my colleague Deke Kassabian. Included below are the slides from my presentation.Read more "1/26/2010: The Magic Circle: Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds"
[ Note: Video Embedded at Bottom of Post ] Recently, I received an email from my good friend Dave. A friend of his from Austin had recently lost his wife, yet was receiving scam texts from “her” in London. Dave asked if I knew anyone in London, and fortunately, I knew some wonderful people who […]Read more "Nail the Scammers: Great Effort Across Austin, Philly and London!"
This just in from next week’s Wharton Higher Ed Web Symposium; if you’re going to attend, be sure to say hello! If you haven’t registered yet, there are still a few spots left. http://www.WhartonUIConf.org/ – a great line up is in store! The 2010 Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium is next week! I hope you […]Read more "Details for Next Week’s Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium"
Here’s a great video showing some of the work Penn is doing in virtual worlds, put together by Deke Kassabian. Enjoy! http://www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/virtual-worlds/PennInSL.htmlRead more "Video: Penn in Second Life"
The biggest upgrade to Second Life since 2003 occurred yesterday… the release of the Viewer 2 beta. I would highly recommend checking it out; it can be installed alongside the main Second Life viewer, v1.23. There hasn’t been a total user interface overhaul since v1.2 (under a separate numbering system) was released in 2003, so […]Read more "Quick Hit First Impressions on Second Life’s Viewer 2"