Technology, internet, rants, raves.
An opinion piece by Holman Jenkins that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal was right on. The title was "Wi-Fi and the Mobile Meltdown," and was a story about how the distinction between the fixed and mobile networks is getting more blurry all the time.
Here's a great statistic ...
If you don't already have a ticket to Design Camp Boston on Saturday, November 6, you might be out of luck - tickets for the event are sold out. It's being held over at the NERD (Microsoft New England Research & Development Center) in Cambridge.
Design Camp is All About Creativity
Design Camp focuses on both current trends and future developments in web design and user experience across their many forms. Community driven, Design Camp Boston is a free, weekend-day event featuring some 18 sessions spanning web site design, frameworks, content management systems, motion graphics, standards, mobile applications, marketing, social media and more.
But if you are going, please stop in at my session:
Introduction to the DotNetNuke Portal/CMS Platform
See DotNetNuke – the leading web content management platform for Microsoft .NET, with 800,000 users and 600,000 sites in production. This open source, community-driven CMS should be considered for every web site initiative. For beginners or advanced users, you will come away with an appreciation for what DotNetNuke is capable of, and how to get started with using it to suit your needs.
There are some others that might be of interest too:
Open Source Marketing Platform
Abusing The Internet with CSS3
Design for Change, It Makes Cents
Design and Internet Explorer 9 – HTML5, CSS3, SVG, and More
So you want a CMS? (Hint: It’s like picking a car.)
Introduction to HTML 5
Windows Phone 7 Application Design Primer
Protoyping & Wireframing with Sketchflow
Efficient UX workflow from design to development
Designing Faster Websites
Building a User-Centric Company
WordPress As A CMS
SEO and the SEO Toolkit
Designing with Balsamiq Mockups
Joomla! for Designers
Web Project Lifecycle
There were an impressive list of attending groups, including our own DotNetNuke Boston User Group at this event, held at the Microsoft's NERD (Northeast Regional District) facility in Cambridge. Thank you Microsoft and O'Reilly Media for your ongoing sponsorship and support!
The event is designed to foster ideas and sharing of knowledge ...
Facebook is no longer content with simply linking people together, it now wants to link together things - essentially by weaving the social net over the top of the existing web. Brilliant!
Why should you care?
If you have a new company or if you are thinking of starting a new company, you might want to check the Founders Institute. It's a program run by founders for founders, providing a structure for successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and to provide guidance. Everyone that graduates from the three month program is invited to join a pool to share in the equity upside generated from the success of their peers.