Thanks to Damien for manning the camera.
I gave a talk yesterday for the members of it@cork titled “The Web 2.0 Toolset – a business focussed overview”
There were around 70 people in attendance and feedback afterwards was very positive.
Here is a copy of the presentation I gave. I hope to have a video of the presentation live by tomorrow.
I gave a talk at the it@cork Green IT event yesterday entitled “Reducing your Costs and your Carbon Footprint”.
The talk goes into some detail on how Cork Internet eXchange, the cork-based data centre I am a director of, achieves hyper energy efficiency.
It is also worth noting that tomorrow’s OpenCoffee session is in CIX. Hope to see you there.
I am speaking at the it@cork Green IT breakfast event tomorrow morning (5th March ’08). My presentation is “Reducing your Costs and your Carbon Footprint – A Case Study” and I will be using CIX as a case study on how innovative thinking can lower your carbon footprint and your costs.
The event kicks off at 07:45 in the Cork International Hotel, at Cork Airport and the other speakers are James Governor of RedMonk, whose talk is titled “The Sustainability Imperative: Towards Greener Software” and Mike Hughes of Microsoft Ireland who is going to talk about Windows Vista energy conservation features.
Should be a good event (and you get breakfast!).
A big congrats to Pat Phelan and the Cubic lads on Cubic Telecom’s winning the it@cork Leaders Award in the Emerging Company category.
Pat was up against some very stiff competition and I am glad I wasn’t involved in the judging ‘cos I know Tom Keane of Nitrosell and Paul and Frank from YouGetItBack as well as Pat and any of them would have been a great choice for the award.
The Awards night was a fantastic success and I think I can safely say that this is set to become an annual event.
John Collins did a really professional job as MC – his look back over the last 10 years brought waves of nostalgia.
If I had to criticise anything about the night it would be that the talks dragged a bit in the middle of the evening but this was due to the fact that it was a double celebration, the Awards and the 10th anniversary of it@cork’s inception. As such this is unlikely to be an issue in the next nine Awards nights!
[Disclosure – I am on the Steering Committee of it@cork and Pat is a client of mine]
If you don’t currently have a Jaiku account then you may be out of luck because in the notification email sent out by Jaiku last night they said:
In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now. But fear not! All our Jaiku services will stay running the way you are used to and you will continue to be able to invite your friends to Jaiku.
I’m not sure what happens to people who are invited in this period, do they go into a holding pattern, or are they left in but the amount of invites is limited. The faq is no help there.
This is great play by Google who are demonstrating that they have their finger on the pulse. I can’t wait to see what other announcements they are going to make in this space – Robert Scoble is hinting at big news in the Orkut arena in early November.
Jyri Engstrom, Jaiku’s founder gave a great talk at Reboot and I tried to get him to come to speak at the it@cork conference this November. Unfortunately he was busy (now I can see why!). Maybe next year Jyri!
I was delighted to see Jeff Nolan has started to work for NewsGator.
NewsGator, the company he is joining, are the leading RSS client company, powering FeedDemon and NetNewsWire as well as NewsGator. I have used and evangelised NetNewsWire (RSS Reader for Mac) for years until my recent conversion to Google Reader.
To paraphrase Jackie:
Jeff, well done on finding an interesting company to work for. As someone who hasnâ€™t found that yet (hence the continued consultant status), I can imagine how much that means to you.
Delighted for you.
I’ve just noticed that it is possible to embed Google Calendars in a blog post or website!
I’m sure there are lots of other applications. What would you use it for?
Marcio Galli is a Consulting Software Developer at Mozilla Foundation based in Brazil. He gave a fascinating talk entitled “Talk: Read, Write, and Recycle the Web with FireFox 3“.
Watch the it@cork blog for a detailed review of the talk later today.
UPDATE – Mark Crowley’s detailed review of the talk is now up on the it@cork blog.