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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Coming up....


October is shaping up to be a busy month.

On the 18th and 19th, Doria and I will be in Raleigh, where we've been invited to give a presentation at the first of a series of regional technology conferences sponsored by the YMCA of the USA. We share a panel with Mark Julian of the YMCA of the Triangle Area, and Sloane Mayberry of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. The topic: Managing Technology across Multiple Locations. Should be a hopping discussion, since so many YMCAs face the technical and organizational challenges of keeping their branches on the same page. The Triangle Area Y, with whom we've been working for many years now, has (at my last count) fourteen separate facilities. Sorry - there's no public link to the event announcement on the YMCA site.

The following week, I'll be hosting Wednesday's installment of the week long web2.0 online event sponsored by TechSoup. The topic is "tagging" - and I'll be interested in learning about how folks are using tagging and other web-based tools for knowledge management. Marshall Kirkpatrick, familiar to readers of these pages, will be hosting another of the days. Techsoup does not seem to have posted a public announcement about this event yet either - stay tuned!The format of this event is still taking shape -- I'll let you know more about it next week.

I'll be spending most of that final week of October in Omaha, where my coworker Curtis Matthews and I will be poised to put out fires as we put the Omaha/Council Bluffs YMCA new public camp registration system online. We've been very excited about the development of this module, which should make it very easy for community members to register their children for an entire summer's worth of camp sessions on a single calendar-like web page. As always, feel free to drop us a line if you'd like a demo of any of our wares.

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Comments on "Coming up...."

 

Anonymous Marshall Kirkpatrick said ... (October 14, 2005 at 3:46 PM) : 

Re the TechSoup event, I'm posting details on it right now over at marshallk.com It should be fun!

 

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