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Industry Event Planner for April (29-Mar-2011)

April Events (event planner from cmswire)

April 3-5 (Brighton)Information and Records Management Society Conference 2011

Along with stunning views, the opportunity to meander through the lanes and walk along the pier, the IRMS Conference will incorporate themes not only directly associated with Records and Information Management, but with Innovation, Technology and Governance.

April 4-6 (Baltimore)Content Management Strategies/ DITA North America 2011 conference

At CMS/DITA North America 2011, join an outstanding group of individuals who have moved their organizations into content management, implemented the DITA standard, reduced their operations costs, and solved copious technical issues.

April 4-6 (San Francisco)SugarCon '11: The 2011 SugarCRM Customer & Developer Conference

More than just a CRM conference, SugarCon ’11 is THE destination to learn how to optimize your business in new and innovative ways.

April 4-7 (Orlando)Storage Networking World 2011

Storage Networking World the world’s largest and foremost storage networking event is where IT management and professionals learn, network and maximize their company’s storage capabilities.

April 5 (Basingstoke): ICS Solutions Cloud Day Seminar Basingstoke

Register for one of ICS Solutions Azure seminars to be amongst the first people in the world to see how easy it is to build, deploy and manage applications in the Cloud and gain insight into the hottest platform currently available from Microsoft.

April 5 (Atlanta)The Content Revolution Tour Atlanta — Creating Engaging Experiences

Bridgeline Digital invites you to join Content Marketing Experts Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and Becki Dilworth, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Bridgeline Digital, for a 1 hour breakfast strategy session where you'll learn how to build successful content marketing programs.

April 6 (Dallas)The Content Revolution Tour Dallas — Creating Engaging Experiences

Bridgeline Digital invites you to join Content Marketing Experts Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and Becki Dilworth, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Bridgeline Digital, for a 1 hour breakfast strategy session where you'll learn how to build successful content marketing programs.

April 6 (New York City)We Media NYC Conference 2011

The annual We Media Conference features the people and ideas shaping media, technology and society.

April 6-8 (Phoenix)Mobile Learning Experience Conference 2011

K-12 educators from across the country are invited to the Mobile Learning Experience 2011. Over the course of three days dozens of breakout sessions are offered.

April 7 (Online): Webinar: CMS Connected

During the webinar, CMS Connected host Veronica Cooper will be asking the CMS vendor guests a series of questions about their products and allowing each vendor a one-minute debate style response time. Then the attending webinar audience has the opportunity to ask the vendor guests a few ‘no holds barred’ questions of their own.

April 7-8 (Kuala Lumpur)Creative Consumer Driven Innovation Masterclass

This 2 days comprehensive masterclass will offer you a concrete framework and specific examples on how you can use to implement value co-creation programs with your customers. This is a must event for companies not wishing to get left behind! For more information, please send an email to trayton.l@unistrategic.com with subject title “CCD-EXT”'.

April 9-10 (Seattle)Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference

Reinforce your application development skills and discover emerging trends this April. We will connect you with some of the biggest names in the industry, as they teach you how to create effective user interfaces, utilizing exciting design and the latest technology, for the iPhone, iPad, or both.

April 9-10 (San Francisco)CodeConf San Francisco 2011

Coding is about more than code. Whether it's building a solid community, writing good documentation, or hacking space exploration, CodeConf is about improving the software ecosystem through best practices. Come with an open mind and leave a better programmer.

April 10-13 (Denver)360|Flex Conference Denver 2011

360|Flex is the first and still the best Adobe Flex developer conference in the world. We’re not a publishing company pushing books, or a media company selling subscriptions. We’re a conference company, focused on community.

April 10-13 (Marco Island, FL)7th Annual Customer Contact 2011, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

Customer Contact 2011, East: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange is THE place to be if you want to be a leader in delivering the kind of customer contact that creates a competitive edge for your organization.

April 11-12 (Dallas)Mobile Web: Breaking Development Conference

Join us for two days of quality talks describing how to design, develop, and leverage the mobile web. Our speakers will walk you through mobile strategies appropriate for your company, design considerations for the mobile platform, development techniques, and how to use web technologies to build cross platform applications.

April 11-13 (Dubai)Engineering, Procurement & Contruction Contract Seminar

This intensive Masterclass provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts.

April 12 (Irvine)The Content Revolution Tour Irvine — Creating Engaging Experiences

Bridgeline Digital invites you to join Content Marketing Experts Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and Becki Dilworth, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Bridgeline Digital, for a 1 hour breakfast strategy session where you'll learn how to build successful content marketing programs.

April 12 (New York City)Sentiment Analysis Symposium New York

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium, April 12th, New York, NY, bridges technology and business in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback.

April 12 (San Francisco)The Affiliate Marketing Awards 2011

Hear about campaigns that advanced a brand, made a difference for a small business or established an agency's or merchant's claim to Internet fame.

April 12-14 (Las Vegas)MIX11 Conference, Las Vegas

MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web.

April 13 (San Francisco)The Content Revolution Tour San Francisco — Creating Engaging Experiences

Bridgeline Digital invites you to join Content Marketing Experts Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and Becki Dilworth, Vice President of Digital Strategy at Bridgeline Digital, for a 1 hour breakfast strategy session where you'll learn how to build successful content marketing programs.

April 13-15 (Singapore)The Internet Show Asia 2011

The Internet Show Asia 2011 is a series of seminars and a large end-to-end showcase of the latest internet technologies and solutions.

April 14 (New York)New York Metro Sitecore User Group

mindSHIFT Technologies is sponsoring a meeting of the New York Metro Sitecore User Group on April 14th at The Microsoft Offices, New York, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

April 14-15 (Sydney)WebDU: The antipodean web developer conference

This conference offers the opportunity to get hands-on technical training, gain new skills, hear breaking news from the Web Industry, network with peers and industry leaders, and ultimately become more successful developing and delivering web applications.

April 17-21 (Las Vegas)Connections Conference: Mobile, Cloud, Virtualization

It’s a first of its kind technology event that brings together developers, IT professionals, and business executives to evaluate time and money-saving opportunities and learn best-practice solutions.

April 18-19 (Toronto)ORION Summit Toronto 2011

Join distinguished Canadian and global leaders and innovators in science, research, education and information technology to discuss and showcase new and innovative technologies that are transforming the way we conduct research, collaborate, teach and learn.

April 18-22 (Burlingame)Cloud Slam 2011 Cloud Computing Conference

CloudSlam’11 conference is the premier cloud computing event, covering latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Conference panels, workshops, and tutorials are selected to cover a range of the hottest topics in cloud computing.

April 19-21 (Santa Clara)O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference 2011 Santa Clara

The O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference explores the intersection of location technologies and trends in software development, business strategies, and marketing.

April 20-22 (Online)DBTechCon Spring 2011: The Ultimate Virtual Conference for IT

Attend more than 70 HD sessions taught by Microsoft MVPs, as well as acclaimed authors, bloggers and experts, which are focused on databases and database technologies such as SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET, Business Intelligence, and many others.

April 26 (Jersey City): Nearshore Nexus Conference

Nearshore Nexus is the first ever executive-level conference completely dedicated to bringing together buyers, sellers and influencers in the nearshore business services industry.

April 26-29 (San Francisco)MarkLogic User Conference 2011

MarkLogic User Conference 2011 is a must attend for anyone tasked in helping their organization get the most from unstructured information - that 80% of information that does not only fit neatly into the rows and columns of a relational database, and yet is a tremendous source of untapped value.

April 28 (Mountain View)Under the Radar Conference: Tracking Early Stage Innovation

Under the Radar is a one-day business development conference that brings together bleeding-edge technology startups with early adopter buyers of technology with one purpose: to get deals done.

Industry Event Planner for March (22-Mar-2011)

March Events (event planner from cmswire)

March 23 (New York City): GigaOM: Structure Big Data Conference 2011

Structure Big Data, GigaOM’s newest conference, is focused on helping technology executives develop a big data strategy. Turn your company’s information into your next big revenue opportunity.

March 23-24 (Hong Kong): Online Information Asia Pacific 2011

Building on the success of over 30 years of running Online Information in the UK, the Asia-Pacific event will host an exhibition of leading information industry suppliers.

March 27-30 (Orlando): Information System and Software Engineering: ISSE 2011

The purpose of ISSE 2011 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers, academics and professionals 1) to share their knowledge and experience in their respective fields and 2) to have the opportunity of interacting with colleagues for the interdisciplinary communication required for the generation of cybernetic loops that could support and/or accelerate co-evolutionary processes in theoretical, conceptual, and/or methodological thinking and acting.

March 27-30 (Orlando): DevConnections Conference Orlando 2011

Join us and explore the latest trends and get the most up to date information and training available. All while networking with your colleagues and building a valuable network of peers in one of the most entertaining cities in the world.

March 28-29 (Paris): Marketing 2.0 Conference Paris 2011

The Marketing 2.0 Conference features leading social media experts who will discuss and learn about the social media initiatives from brands, advertisers, researchers and analysts.

March 28-30 (Los Angeles): Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit - LA 2011

Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit 2011 delivers the tools and insights IT and business executives need to drive growth and innovation as well as create efficiencies and trim costs using today's communications technologies.

March 28-31 (San Francisco): Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011

At the next Web 2.0 Expo, we'll reveal the key pieces of the digital economy and the ways you can leverage important ideas for your own success.

March 28 - April 1 (Hyderabad): 20th Annual World Wide Web Conference 2011 India

By virtue of being hosted in a growing developing country, bubbling with innovation, this year's theme aims to highlight the need for expanding the horizons of the Web to become all inclusive and pervasive, reaching out to every human life.

March 29 (London): Customer Experience Matters - It's time to get serious!

Hear real-life examples from Doug Bewsher, CMO of Skype; Anil Pillai, CEO of leading digital marketing and technology agency LBi; Adobe's Director for EMEA Marketing & Channels, Neil Morgan; and Cognifide CTO Cleve Gibbon.

March 29-30 (London): Social Media World Forum Europe

Social Media World Forum is now firmly established as Europe's leading social media event. A two day event featuring leading industry speakers, free workshops and interactive exhibition.

March 30 - April 1 (Orlando): Photoshop World Conference and Expo

Designed to help you boost your training and experience, the Photoshop World graphic design and photography convention offers three days of pulse-pounding training with classes from renowned experts in the field and a once-in-a-lifetime experience guaranteed to enhance your skill set and help your work soar to new heights!

March 30 - April 3 (Denver): IA Summit 2011

The IA Summit is the premier destination for those who practice, research and are interested in the structural design of shared information environments. Some call themselves information architects (and many don’t) but all share a common desire to help people live better lives through meaningful experiences with information.

March 30 (Washington): CMS Outlook Seminar: Case Studies in Evolving Web Content Management Platforms

This seminar explores current tool sets, trends, and real-world case studies for how content management platforms are evolving.

March 31 (Online): Webinar: Introducing Liferay Portal Best Practices

Join Rivet Logic for this webcast as we share lessons learned and best practices gathered from numerous Liferay projects for clients that span enterprise-wide intranets and large-scale social communities.

March 31 - April 1 (New York City): Socialize: Monetizing Social Media Conference

Produced by Mediabistro, AllFacebook and SocialTimes, Socialize: Monetizing Social Media unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, social mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social.

March 31 - April 1 (New York City): Socialize: Monetizing Social Media Conference

Produced by Mediabistro, AllFacebook and SocialTimes, Socialize: Monetizing Social Media unites business leaders in gaming, virtual goods, social mobile, marketing, and media for two days of learning, connecting, and sharing about all things social.

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R.I.P Content Management System

Going into the R.I.P Content Management System session — led by Drupal project founder Dries Buytaert — at SXSW (site), I was not too sure what to expect. I know of Drupal Web CMS and their very large developer community that contributes to the overall success of this open source content management system.

I also understand that Drupal is behind hundreds of thousands of websites, so I was interested in hearing what Buytaert was going to present.

All About Drupal

Unfortunately, the session was tailored around Drupal, highlighting sites that are powered by Drupal and their large developer community.

Buytaert pointed to their user community and how passionate they are, running through slide after slide of the different things that their community does with the logo — creating socks, wearing a costume, making cookies — which was interesting, but I was still curious what that had to do with the session.

Buytaert described how open source systems are light years ahead of traditional content management systems because of the ability to leverage their incredibly large developer community. He discussed specific examples of where he felt that Drupal was ahead of these traditional content management systems.

Main Takeaways

Buytaert did make a couple of interesting points during the initial part of his discussion though:

Problem #1

Your webmaster doesn’t scale. Open source (Drupal) redefines the role of the web developer and (pretty much) eliminates the role of the webmaster.

Problem #2

Closed source CMSs are slow to innovate. It is impossible to implement every new feature, so they wait to see what goes mainstream and then integrate them. They are slow to adopt new technologies. Open source solutions are quicker to adapt to changes in the landscape due to their community.

I understand problem #1, and I think that was an obvious point. While I also understand that open source allows for quicker and faster deployment of features and functionality, I think that he was downplaying the features and functionality that traditional content management systems currently have integrated within their products.

The title of this session misled a lot of individuals, as they were not expecting a Drupal overview session. I do like the fact that Buytaert actually listened to the back channel on Twitter (hashtag #RIPcontentmgmt) and did apologize for the session being to tailored around Drupal.

 
#SXSW: the Hype, the Networking Opps and the 256 page SXSW Booklet

This is the first time that I have attended SXSW and after yesterday, I can say that it definitely lives up to its billing and all of the stories that you have heard are true.

The networking opportunities are tremendous. Yesterday I ran in Pete Cashmore CEO and founder of Mashable in the Hotel lobby and Dharmesh Shah, founder of Hubspot, provider of Inbound Marketing Software at an event sponsored by Oneforty, which is a company that helps to people find, rate, collect and share twitter applications.

There are sessions here for everyone and the tracks are well organized. However it can be a little overwhelming if you do not prepare your tie in advance. I was told that I should try to pick out 3-4 sessions — 1 per day — that you really want to attend and make sure to get to those, but other than that, try to find out where others are going, or just play it by ear, because you never know who you will run into and what information that they have to share with you.

During registration they hand out a 256 page booklet that has everything that you need to know about SXSW — except for the “off of the grid” networking opportunities and parties that are pretty tough to find out about. The booklet helps to set the tone of each day, but thankfully they also provide you with a ‘Pocket guide” to all of the sessions and you don’t have to lug the 3 lb booklet around.

So what am I expecting out of the conference? I am hoping to validate my feelings and thoughts around Social applications for businesses, both for internal and external purposes. I am hoping to learn from thought leaders in the industry and see what their current and future thoughts are. I am also hoping that I can reconnect with people that I have met over the last 10 years.

I am happy to say that so far the conference is meeting and exceeding my expectations. I hope that you enjoy my perspective of the conference and please look for daily updates on this site.

 

About the Author

Mike has been part of the “Social Software” revolution for over 10 years, including 5+ years at eBay where he held numerous Community roles - Manager, Product Manager, and International Consultant. His current position as Social Strategist for Ektron.com allows him the ability to share his knowledge with businesses that are looking to integrate Social functionality within their website in order to provide a more pervasive web experience to their audience.

#SXSW: Getting Streamy With Chris Messina and ActivityStrea.ms

Unless you’re living off the grid, or a paranoid rendition of Tony Soprano operating on a cash basis and only taking in-person meetings — your life is full of streams of data that track what you are doing

If Tony Has a Data Stream…

Heck, come to think of it — Tony probably has a pile of phony receipts he uses for taxes both personal and for the waste management company he runs, so he also has a stream of data about his activities (albeit a fabricated one), and I’ll bet Meadow Soprano talks about him indirectly via her MySpace and Facebook status updates.

The feds probably have files and photos — and although they are not on Flickr. They are stored and tagged in a secure database somewhere. So, scratch that. Tony Soprano has a definite data stream circulating that will be measurable at some point in the future.

If Tony has a data stream out there you should assume most of us do. Especially those of us that are here at SXSWi.

Streaming Data by Choice

We’re all over the place and many of us have our data set out for public consumption by choice. And that’s where Chris Messina (@Chrismessina) comes into play. He’s taking this baseline reality that we all have data streams out there and building on some great foundational elements and theories all of which culminate into the notion of an activity stream.

In his talk today — Activitystrea.ms (#gettingstreamy) — Chris explained the history of activity streams, and what they are. Hopefully I’ll be able to do him justice…

The Evolution of Activity Streams

For the folks that process information in equations, this is what I understood:

  • First (circa 1999) there was RSS defined as RSS = title + link + description.
  • Then, after six years (2005) of progress there was ATOM defined as ATOM=RSS + author + unique id + when updated. Six years of progress got us three new elements.
  • Today, we’re talking about activity streams defined as Activity Stream = ATOM + actor + verb + object. Three is the magic number (De La Soul anyone) of new elements apparently.

Historical equations representing how we got here aside, there is a reason that Chris is spending his time on this. Mostly it comes down to solving a problem for many (how thoughtful) by setting open standards.

The idea being that with a small incremental change in the variables tracked, we should be able to improve the story that can be told through the contributions people are making without asking anyone to significantly change how or what they are doing.

Endless Possibilities in the Future

Looking to future applications of the data being collected, there are endless possibilities. For example, taking all the data from Flickr, iLike, Twitter, Facebook and aggregating the data to create a story telling depiction of what you were experiencing, feeling, and projecting to the outside world during a specific life event like meeting your future wife, or when your child entered your life, or when you got that big promotion, or finished rebuilding a home for a Katrina victim’s family.

This story is told by the music you were listening to, the pictures you were taking, the comments you were posting the people you were befriending. That’s some pretty cool stuff right there and from what I can tell it sounds like we are headed in the right direction with activity streams. Interested in learning more? You can do so at http://activitystrea.ms.

 

About the Author

Jason was a Product Manager at AOL for 10 years before joining Siteworx, an Interactive Agency with deep Web content management (WCM) roots as GM, Atlanta. Interactive marketers, Web strategists and technology leaders turn to Siteworx for our unique combination of design and technology expertise.

#SXSW: Search Patterns - Tangible Futures for Discovery

tairs Leading to Nowhere

For those of you that are not familiar with the house it is located in San Jose, CA. For 38 years the owner of the house added on and created room after room, staircase after staircase and doorway after doorway. Some of the stairs led to nowhere and there was never a design or plan for the house.

Now it looks like a very nice house from the outside, and you would never know that the inside was so messed up unless you were to get inside it, but once you are inside the house, it is unorganized and very confusing.

The metaphor really set the stage for the session, as every website needs to have a blueprint, so that when you are looking to organize and manage the content, you are able to do so easily and with the ability to allow your visitors to easily access and find the information that they are looking for.

Search Means Different Things to Different People

Morville then went on to discuss how search is a complex and adaptive system with real properties of emergence, and it is very important to understand that search means different things to different people, and when you are designing your website and search capabilities, you have to account for all of the following instances.

Individuals search in very different ways within a website and there are very unique patterns:

  • Narrow
  • Expansive
  • Thrashing
  • and Pearl Growing.

I found the “thrashing” one very interesting, as individuals search for a couple of words/phrases and modify their search time and time again, while always keeping the first term. Pearl Growing was also very interesting — this is when people find other keywords that help the search and modify their initial search entirely.

This led to his point that you need to think about search in 3 different ways, microscope (detail), telescope (big picture) and kaleidoscope (creativity).

Other key points that were made:

  • Speed is very important
  • The single biggest opportunity for businesses is through search
  • Think about the content and indexing it appropriately, adding metadata
  • Include the Content creators within the search model (metadata)
  • Filtering is an important aspect — especially within eCommerce
  • You need to have excessive attention to detail and get the interfaces right
  • Social plays an important part in search

Even though I am not a techie or search guy, I found this presentation very informative. To read the back channel on Twitter, search for the hashtag #searchpatterns.

 

About the Author

Mike has been part of the “Social Software” revolution for over 10 years, including 5+ years at eBay where he held numerous Community roles - Manager, Product Manager, and International Consultant. His current position as Social Strategist for Ektron.com allows him the ability to share his knowledge with businesses that are looking to integrate Social functionality within their website in order to provide a more pervasive web experience to their audience.