2005 Archive

November 28, 2005 » A Series of Open Conversations

What the heck is Blue Oxen Associates supposed to be about. Why the heck am I in this business? Forget about my Elevator Pitch for a moment. Forget about collaboration and collaboratories, Pattern Languages and Purple Numbers. What do I want, and why do I care?    (K1V) I haven’t been able to answer these […]

November 27, 2005 » Compendium Tutorial on Monday, November 28

Maarten Sierhuis is offering a free Compendium tutorial tomorrow, November 28, 11am-1pm PT, via telephone and WebEx. If you’re interested in participating, drop him an email at msierhuis-at-mail-dot-arc-dot-nasa-gov, and he’ll forward you the call-in information. This is a great way to get some real exposure to Compendium quickly. See Maarten’s original announcement for more information. […]

November 16, 2005 » Coworking Open House, November 21

Lots of folks have envisioned a world where the future of work is like the movie industry today. People form teams to tackle a task, then break up when the task is over, only to reform in new teams later. We’re very close to this vision becoming a reality in a geographically dispersed way. In […]

November 16, 2005 » Jeff Conklin’s Dialog Mapping Workshop, November 29-30

I mentioned Jeff Conklin‘s Dialogue Mapping workshop later this month, but it was at the end of a long blog post, and folks may have missed it. In short:    (K1F) Finally, if you’re in the BayArea, you should register for JeffConklin‘s upcoming workshop in RedwoodCity, November 29-30. If you’re a project manager, facilitator, or […]

November 16, 2005 » Bay Area XDI Workshop, December 5

Andy Dale and the good folks at ooTao will be hosting a workshop on XDI on Monday, December 5, 2005, from 1-4pm at ooTao’s offices in Alameda, CA. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn the technical ins-and-outs of XDI and how it enables permission-based data sharing. Register now; spots are limited.    (K1A)

November 16, 2005 » Podcast of SDForum Collaboration SIG Meeting

Thanks to all who showed for the first ever SDForum Collaboration SIG Panel. It was an excellent panel discussion. For those who couldn’t make it, a podcast is now available, thanks to Charles Welsh.    (K19)

November 13, 2005 » SDForum Collaboration SIG

I’m now the co-chair of the new SDForum Collaboration SIG. Looking forward to working with the other co-chairs: Scott McMullan, Patti Wilson, and Charles Welsh. If you’re interested in participating, check out the shiny new Wiki, courtesy of Scott and JotSpot.    (K0M) The first meeting is Monday night, November 14, 6:30pm at Silicon Valley […]

November 13, 2005 » Why I Love Compendium And You Should Too

I just spent two outstanding days at the Compendium Institute workshop in Washington, D.C. Folks, if you are interested in collaboration, you must learn about Compendium.    (JZU) Compendium is a conversation mapping (or Dialogue Mapping) tool that, simply put, makes meetings better. When paired with a relatively straightforward methodology, Compendium can make a huge […]

November 4, 2005 » The Topology of Identity Standards

Peter Davis has put together an excellent topology diagram of identity-related standards.    (JZQ)    (JZR) It needs annotation to be useful for the uninitiated, but if you don’t cringe at acronyms like SAML, XRI, or YADIS, you’ll find this diagram quite useful.    (JZS)

November 4, 2005 » Antoine de Saint-Exupery on Collaboration

From Debora Hammond:    (JZM) If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. –Antoine De Saint Exupery    (JZN)

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