Jon Udell – the developer, information architect, author who wrote about social software before we started calling it that, blogger and Senior Tech Evangelist at Microsoft – will be in Toronto next week and he’ll be at a couple of events that I’m attending.
DemoCamp Toronto 21
On Tuesday, John will be at the 21st edition of DemoCamp, the show-and-tell event for people in the Toronto tech community, where entrepreneurial developers, designers, marketers and businesspeople get together to talk about what they’re working on, exchange ideas and get to know each other. We’re about using the power of technology and creativity to make Toronto (and the world) a better place to live, work and play. And yes, Yours Truly will help host the event.
Watch this blog for more details about next week’s DemoCamp, including the demos and Ignite presentations that will be featured that night.
On Wednesday, John will be at Science 2.0, a conference exploring the ways in which computers and the internet are changing the way science is done. Speakers and presentations at Science 2.0 include:
- Titus Brown: Choosing Infrastructure and Testing Tools for Scientific Software Projects
- Cameron Neylon: A Web Native Research Record: Applying the Best of the Web to the Lab Notebook
- Michael Nielsen: Doing Science in the Open: How Online Tools are Changing Scientific Discovery
- David Rich: Using “Desktop” Languages for Big Problems
- Victoria Stodden: How Computational Science is Changing the Scientific Method
John will have a talk at Science 2.0 in which he’ll cover the elmcity project, a community calendaring system running on the Azure platform and how it “tackles the challenge of social information management and aims to democratize the computational way of thinking that enables us to wire the web.”
I’ll be taking notes at both events and will post them on this blog.