Business 2.0, Social media & networking

Enterprise 2.0 breakfast

Via cheiftech:

Enterprise 2.0 for Breakfast – January 2010
Thursday January 21, 2010 at 8:00am
Single Origin

60-64 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010 Get Directions

This is our second Enterprise 2.0 for Breakfast in Sydney.

James Dellow aka Chieftech (from Headshift) and Alex Manchester (from Step Two Designs) invite you to join them for breakfast to chat informally about Enterprise 2.0 and related topics like Knowledge Management, Intranet 2.0 and Collaboration.

Come along to ask questions and share your experiences of introducing social computing to the enterprise!

I’ll be attending – hope to see you there…


World Usability Day

I received this via email from a friend and thought it might be of interest:

World Usability Day – Be a part of it!

World Usability Day 2008 is just 24 hours away. This is your chance to be part of a global effort spanning 43 countries and over 150 locations as we help spread the world about the importance of usability. This year’s theme is transportation, and our Sydney event focuses on the issues and challenges that face alternate forms of transportation in and around the city.

UPA Sydney has put together a varied and interesting program of presentations, discussions, workshops and activities. Our impressive line-up of speakers includes:

  • Alinta Thornton (User Experience Lead, Independent Digital Media) on what it really takes to get people out of their cars
  • Kevin Cox (Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Edentiti) running a discussion on how to make carpooling viable
  • Alan Cadogan (Strategy Director, City of Sydney) discussing the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision
  • Michael Lister (Senior Transport Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff) discussing bus route design – unleashing the omnibologist within
  • Warren Salomon (Sustainable Transport Consultants Pty Ltd) on the major role that bicycles will play in the new transport paradigm
  • You will also have the chance to view and evaluate the design and photo exhibition, participate in other workshops and discussions, and join the global transport challenge. And finally, you’re invited to help us close out World Usability Day 2008 with a social event.

This event is free and open to the public and will run from 10am– 5pm, Thursday, November 13, 2008.


University of Technology Sydney
Haymarket campus
Room 12, Level 1, Block B, Building 5
1 – 59 Quay Street, Haymarket.

Drinks to follow starting at 5:30 at Henry Henry (Henry Deane Plaza, 8A Lee St)

For more information, please visit or send email to events [at]


Web Directions – just around the corner

I can’t believe how quickly time is flying lately. Web Directions South seemed so far away when the program was announced, but now it’s just two weeks away!

Preparations are under way in camp Zumio (the recent Slideshare contest providing extra inspiration), and it seems like it’s going to be another great event this year – especially with an “new and improved” WebJam [site no longer active] taking place on the evening of Day 1 at Bar Broadway.

If you missed out on the recent discount pricing, you can use the promo code “WDS08-GY” when you register to get $50 off the ticket price.

Anyways – I hope to see some familiar faces on the day – especially given the fact that the two other sessions scheduled during the slot I’m presenting in (11:45am on the 25th) are top quality too – I’m disappointed I’m missing them in fact!

Links links (05-Feb-2008)

  • Twitter is an Event Aggregator – Interesting use of Twitter – posting news related to the “Super Tuesday” primary voting in the U.S.
  • Companies must listen to the Web 2.0 world – I don’t like the “avoid risk” case for social media strategy; I prefer to focus on opportunities. This article provides an overview of the potential risks. I’ve found that blogs can be a bell-weather for broader constituent sentiment, so worth watching.
  • Internet fundraising trends 2008 – A collection of predictions for fundraising and donating in 2008, incl. a spot from Priscilla @ Solidariti and Seth Godin.

(These links were posted to my feed on 05-Feb-2008.)