Worth Noting This Week 31-Oct-2010

November 1, 2010

in Worth Noting This Week

Another week on the road has passed, including a visit to the World Business Forum in Milan, and  the following items are the ones that captured my attention.

Al Gore at the World Business Forum in Milan

  • Creative Commons (CC) has launched a fund-raising campaign with the goal of collecting 500,000 USD by December 31st, 2010. I consider CC an invaluable tool to spread the content generated by the events I organize, while still keeping the rights to it. In order to support CC, I have made a donation and pledged to raise at least 1,000 USD amongst my network of friends, contacts and ConfBasics readers. You too can be a Creative Commons Superhero, donate now!
  • Professional video publishing service 23Video has launched and it promises to be an amazingly flexible tool for medium to big events (the monthly cost of 675 USD might be too much for smaller conferences) that want to have their own fully customizable video channel, compatible with desktop and mobile viewing, complete with analytics and other features. I’ll be meeting Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, co-founder of 23video, tomorrow but meanwhile you can find more info on this Techcrunch review
  • Want to work at TED? Checkout the TED job postings including Web Engineer, Open TV Project Manager, QA Lead, Product Development Associate, User Experience Designer and Executive Assistant
  • Frog’s Design Mind has published the highlights, photos and slides of the Design Mind Salon with Bill Buxton that took place in Amsterdam two weeks ago. The theme of the event was “How Design Triggers Transformation”
  • The Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is organizing an event on November 27th at the YMCA ground in Chennai, India, and they are looking for volunteers. If you’re around and would like to volunteer, check the event’s wiki page here. “The Really Really Free Market is a fun community-space for sharing – where people bring what they have to give, take what they need, and leave the rest. It’s kinda like a potluck, but for goods and services” (via Kiruba Shankar)
  • Jeff Pulver is promoting a new conference called @BrandsConf focused on exploring the “Humanization of Brands“: website, schedule. It will take place on December 2, 2010 in New York
  • Want a 15% discount for Le Web 2010, the number 1 internet conference in Europe? Click here or use the promocode “PICNIC”
  • Jan Chipchase describes the 3 audiences that according to him are part of every presentation and that the presenter needs to consider: the people in the room; the people tuning in online in real or close to real time; and history – read the full article
  • Remember to sign-up for the ConfBasics Newsletter that will be debuting next week

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