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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Announcement: TechSoup Web2.0 Event

I'm excited to have been asked to partcipate in this event:
please check the TechSoup site often during the week -
As my friend Carl always says,
"We'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun!"

The Impact of Web 2.0 on the Nonprofit Community

It’s happening in TechSoup:
a five-day online post-fest

October 24-October 28

Join CompuMentor’s community engagement program director John Lorance and a host of leading Web technology advocates as they demystify Web 2.0 technologies and illustrate how using new socially oriented technological innovations can help the nonprofit community. Web 2.0 technologies such as tagging, social bookmarking and online social networks, blogging, content sharing through Wikis and RSS, and new Web widgets need not only be in the hands of well-funded developers; but also can be used by organizations to further their missions.

Join us the week of October 24, for a free, five-day online event, in the TechSoup Emerging Technology forum as we discuss issues such as:

* What do we mean by Web 2.0?
* How can you use an RSS feed to get pushed information as well as to push your content to others?
* What on earth is a Wiki? How is it better than the old-fashioned Web site?
* What is tagging and how is it relevant? How can you learn from others’ Web searches?
* What are widgets and how can these new tools help you solve age-old problems?
* How can an online social network help your organization find volunteers?

Co-hosts include:
  • Marnie Webb of CompuMentor
  • Ruby Sinreich two-time winner of “Best Blog” from The Independent Weekly
  • Chris Messina of Flock and SpreadFireFox fame
  • Marshall Kirkpatrick, trainer and educator on Web 2.0 technologies
  • Phil Klein , nonprofit technologist of Pen and Pixel
  • Alexandra Samuel, online community consultant with Social Signal
  • Michael Stein, nonprofit software developer and technology blogger
  • Yann Toledano, nonprofit technology consultant and TechSoup forum co-host.
  • Eddie Codel, social networking technology advocate and Webzine conference organizer.

These leading voices of Web 2.0 technology will help you bring the ever-changing field of the second wave of Web applications and tools into practical focus. Event hosts will share their real-world stories, demystify the buzzwords, and provide resources. Discussion will focus on exploring the latest trends in Web publishing for all, effective online communications, emerging research and discovery methods, and collaboration tools.

This event will eliminate the buzz and bring into focus how nonprofits can use these tools to learn from other organizations’ Web travels. You will come away with practical tips, models, resources, and tools for bringing collaborative technologies and processes to your own organization.

Comments on "Announcement: TechSoup Web2.0 Event"


Blogger Mind Valley said ... (October 16, 2005 at 5:27 AM) : 

Hi there, I saw your post and just wanted to say hi. It sounds like a very interesting event. I just thought that you might like to check out, since you plan to talk about emerging technologies and the impact they will have on your field and how to best leverage these tools. If you come up with ideas on how to improve our service I would love to hear from you. Mike


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