WikiWednesday and Web Mondays

Two “days” coming up worth attending, for those of you in the Bay Area. Tomorrow is WikiWednesday at Socialtext in Palo Alto. Three good reasons to go:    (LGI)

Next Monday is the third WebMonday Silicon Valley, this time at Cooley Godward Kronish in Palo Alto. Sadly, I won’t be able to make this one, but I spoke at the last one, and I had an one excellent time.    (LGM)

Montreal WikiWednesday Today

I’ll be dropping by WikiWednesday in Palo Alto tonight, but I can’t stay for long. My softball team dominated the regular season, and the playoffs are tonight (assuming it doesn’t rain). Although I’m bummed I’ll miss most of the festivities in Palo Alto, I’m really wish I could be in Montreal, home of next year’s RecentChangesCamp. Tonight’s Montreal WikiWednesday will be excellent, with Wiki celebrities such as Sunir Shah, Evan Prodromou, Seb Paquet, Alain Desilets, and Anne Goldenberg (who’s doing an awesome job organizing the next RecentChangesCamp) in attendance. If you live in Montreal, definitely drop by. Have fun, folks, and I’ll look forward to reading about it on your blogs!    (LB4)

July Collaboration SIG Meeting: User-Centric Identity

Johannes Ernst will be speaking for the SDForum Collaboration SIG on, “Why User-Centric Identity Matters.” For those of you interested in finding out what’s going on in the Internet Identity space (answer: a heckuva lot) but have been too busy to read up on it, this talk is for you. Johannes will explain what user-centric identity is all about, who the various players are, how they’re all connected, and why you should care. He’s the perfect person to be explaining all this, too, as he’s been one of the instigators of many of the good things that have happened over the past few years. I highly encourage folks to attend.    (KTQ)

The talk will be at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto on Monday, July 24, at 6:30pm.    (KTR)

BlogHer Panel, June 26

We’ve got a great event scheduled for the June SDForum Collaboration SIG meeting: “BlogHer: From Hierarchy to Community.” BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone will be sharing their experiences starting and facilitating the BlogHer community. It should be a great source of stories about collaboration and a great preview of the BlogHer conference next month. Hope to see you next Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm at Pillsbury Winthrop in Palo Alto.    (KQ5)