Posts Tagged: event

SharePoint: an open source community, sharing more for the local area at SharePoint Saturday the Conference Aug 11-13

I’ve made a bold statement “open source community” so let me digress for a second before giving you the juicy details of Community day at DC’S SharePoint Saturday the Conference (SPSTCDC When I started my career I can vividly remember a joint user group or NT Server and Linux Administrators in New York City.Read… Read more »

The AIIM Social Business Conference is Just Two Months Away

Two months from now we will be bringing you the Social Business Conference on September 8, 2011 presented by AIIM. The event has three tracks for the best content and information under use cases, strategy, and governance, with some of the best minds in Social Business. Since June, we have been talking to our presentersRead… Read more »

Offsite ice breaker: the only one I’ve ever found to be useful

I wrote yesterday about “How to run a better offsite meeting or tour“. And a good comment was posted asking if I had any suggestions for good ice breakers (basically). And my answer is: I’ve only ever experienced one that I felt had any value. Typically exercises are cliches like “Tell us one thing aboutRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT – Belly Up to the Blog

By Steve O’Keeffe Fancy a pint? Aren’t those the three most alluring words in the dictionary? And, you thought I was i-teetotal? This week’s installment is more of a shot than a beer. If you’re in the D.C. area on June 9, please stop by Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church to raise aRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT – Alan Greenspan – CIO ♥ CFO

By Steve O’Keeffe Tech is Uncle Sam’s Rodney Dangerfield – we don’t get no respect. Why? We know the budget of everything and the cost for nothing – how is it the Department of Energy doesn’t know its electricity bill? Truth is, IT’s techno babble and messy metrics turn off CFOs. We already getRead… Read more »

If the Government Shuts Down, Should I Go to That Conference?

Authored by Sean Tucker It’s a simple question – if the government shuts down, should I still go to an event where the speaker is a government employee? – but no one seems to have a simple answer. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) referred us to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMBRead… Read more »

Is Social Media your town square, classroom, coffee house or Nightclub?

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her second speech on internet freedom and social media, two subjects for which she is a strong advocate. She said the internet has become the world’s “town square, classroom, marketplace, coffee house and nightclub”. Today, I attended Facebook’s DC Live Event: Social Media and the WorldRead… Read more »

Hashtags make or break an event (on Twitter, that is)

(Original post at It should simply be another step in the event management process to select and promote an appropriate Twitter hashtag for any contemporary event. I attended the 2010 Women’s Summit in Reno, Nevada, on June 1. Attendees were very excited for keynote speaker Michelle Obama and several expert panels, and were tweetingRead… Read more »