Friday, November 16, 2007
BoF Sessions and SST 8 Program Update
Here is an update to some of the program for the Eighth South Sound Technology Conference. Let us know what questions within these topics provoke your interest.
Opening Address - Welcome by Congressman Adam Smith (and others)
Panel One - "How Blogging has Transformed the News" Mark Briggs and selected company.
Focus Topic - "A Basic Introductory Tour Through Notable Blogs" Andrew Fry
Panel Two - "How ParentBloggers are Transforming Community" www.TacomaMama.com and "Life of Elle" (and others)
Focus Topic - "Blog Tech: Connecting, Reading and Feeding" Kevin Freitas from FeedTacoma
Panel Three - "Civic Blogging: Public Discourse and Participation Through Blogs" Paul Ellis from BIA, Derek Young from Exit133 (and others)
Close and Invite to Birds of a Feather
I would like to highlight for a moment the Birds of a Feather.
This year we are keeping the conference shorter, running only until 1:00pm. Along with some scheduling concerns, the reason for this is the very large number of sub topics that can be discussed.
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, building community, managing forums). BoFs are entirely up to the attendees and participants of the conference. We can post your topic ideas online and on the conference site, with some space suggestions as well. At the end of the regular conference time has been set aside for these groups to meet. You provide the engaging topic.
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