Infiltrating a tech conference

I am attending my first tech conference today – Plone Symposium East. It is being hosted at my university, and it is about an open source CMS we are using at work, so it was an easy one for me to infiltrate. So far I’m feeling a bit out of my element, but everyone has been very welcoming. And there are other library people here.

It’s a very different atmosphere from the library conferences I have attended. There are no lines in the ladies room. Everyone has their laptop out. There are power strips under all the tables so they can plug in. Jeans and t-shirts are not out of place.

I’ll write more on what I’m learning later, but I wanted to let you know that some of the conference sessions are being streamed live and all of them will be available on the web after the conference. If you’re at all interested in Plone or content management systems in general, check it out.

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  1. Thanks for the posting on PSE. Not being able to attend, I’ve been hungry for information. I appreciate the link to the conference streams. I was under the impression I’d have to wait until after the symposium for any materials to come online. Glad you’re enjoying the Plone community and their conferencing style.

    No doubt you’ve already met Plinkit and [http://plone.org/events/conferences/seattle-2006/presentations/Plinkit4PloneConf2006.pdf Plinkit and Darci Hanning], but you may also be interested in taxonomies and how people like Calvin Hendryx-Parker handle them in the [http://www.slideshare.net/webcontent2007/calvin-hendryx-parker-enabling-the-semantic-web-with-rdf Rosetta Project].

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