Collaboration Talk in Phoenix

I’ll be giving a talk on Tuesday — “Collaboration: What the Heck Does It Mean?” — at the Portals, Collaboration and Content Management Conference at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Yes, the title is wrong in the program.) It’s a more refined version of the talk I gave late last year for the 2005 Reuters Digital Visions Fellows at Stanford. Fitting that I’ll be speaking in Phoenix, because the kernel of this talk emerged from my ChiliPLoP workshop in beautiful Carefree, Arizona almost exactly one year ago today. You can download the slides.    (ILQ)

In addition to meeting folks at the conference, I’m looking forward to catching up with Linda Rising, who’s recent book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, is getting some excellent buzz, including from my former Dr. Dobb’s Journal colleague, Mike Swaine. My turnaround is pretty quick — I’m flying back to San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon — but if you’re in the area and would like to meet up, let me know.    (ILR)

Pizza in Cambridge, Organic Food in Oregon

As the Super Bowl rapidly approaches, many of you are undoubtedly putting in your advance orders for pizza. For those of you in Boston, I recommend Beauty’s Pizza. My old college mate, Eric Silberstein, owns the joint, and if he’s as good at making pizza as he is at starting companies, you’d better get in line now.    (I95)

Speaking of techie friends and their restaurants, if you’re ever cruising I-5 in southern Oregon, stop by Summer Jo’s for dinner. My ex-DDJ colleague, Mike Swaine, owns the restaurant and organic farm with his partner, Nancy Groth, and the food there is fantastic.    (I96)