Sunday, August 13, 2006

Vacation

Will be back on August 29, 2006.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Two announcements

There are two upcoming events that I would like to promote here. They are both free of charge (except for your own time, but I really think this is worth your time!).
First of all I would like to point you to the first-ever European Sakai Days that will be held in L├╝beck, Germany. This conference will feature a rich list of topics for those who already know what Sakai is. But you will also be catered for if you are not so much into Sakai, yet. Main language at this conference will be English.
The second conference that I would like to point you to is "Over de grenzen van de ELO "(featured speakers will do their stuff in English, but the rest of the conference will be mainly in Dutch), which will be held in Utrecht. There we are expecting some very interesting presentations by Scott Wilson on Personal Learning Environments and from Misja Hoebe on Elgg (or maybe OpenAcademic?). Oh, that is not all. We also will have Charles Severance, Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Derek' Wenmoth: People Aggregator

Derek's Blog: People Aggregator: "New forms of social networking services are coming thick and fast at the moment - and here's another, PeopleAggregator . PeopleAggregator is the product of 3 years of self funded work by developer Mark Canter."
So, because i read a weblog by someone in New Zealand (yeah, the world is flat!) i was pointed to a new social software tool. It sounds very promising indeed: "The PeopleAggregator is a feature rich, personal publishing oriented system. This is the hub social network you’ve been waiting for. Find out what its all about, what standards we support and how we can help you mesh yourself into the distributed Live Web."(from their website)
To be honest, I had seen it appear before in the blogosphere, and have tried to understand the purpose of it. I am stil not sure what it is, can be or should be. Might be because i find the user interface a bit overwhelming and daunting. See for yourself!