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Monday, November 17, 2008

Mobile Monday event

Headed over to Mobile Monday tonight to catch an intersting discussion on how this technology is affecting the American family.



The event was sponsored by

Keynote: James E. Katz, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University where he also directs the Center for Mobile Communication Studies
Moderator: Steve Barsh, First Round Capital
Panelists: Matthew Berberian, Customer Experience, Virgin Mobile USA
Dr. Scott H Reikofski - Director, Office of Fraternity Sorority Affairs University of Pennsylvania
Tole Hart, Research Director, Consumer Services, Gartner
Andrew Weinreich, Xtify/Meetmoi
Overview: Learn how mobility is changing families, education and work in America.
If you are a mobile marketer, application developer or investor – this is your chance to interact with leaders who have the research and real world experience to tell you how mobile phones are changing the way we live, work and play.

Now that cell phones have come to play a prominent part in family life it is worth considering how this technology is affecting the American family and interpersonal relationships.

This question is important because we are increasingly communicating and coordinating via mobiles, and social relationships are thereby modified. The question is also important because policymakers are looking at cell phones both with an eye to control and address critical social problems ranging from education to public safety.

At this Mobile Monday event, we will review data from a range of sources including surveys, case studies, interviews and news reports to identify trends in the way mobile phones are used in family life. Parent-child relationships, to social integration and peer socialization will all be explored.

Our panelists are both research and real world experts how mobile is being used today and how it will be used in the future.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Web Analytics Wednesday

Google sponsored the November 12th event with a special presentation on the new features within public beta. Here was your chance to meet Raku Coryne (East Coast Manager, Search & Analytics) and Rachel Meyer (Metrics Analyst, Search & Analytics) There was a a panel of speakers, using Google Analytics in this months exercise. Each speaker was given the same scenario and data set to work with to share strategy and analysis. It was a wonderful social and learning experience for all. Eric Matisoff and another member gave a review of the Google store using the new tools. Excellent evening!


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Crazy Sexy Cancer

Cancer has been my guru,” says Kris Carr, who set out to document her struggle to heal from what seemed to be an incurable form of the disease. With an entertaining blend of humor and emotion, the film accompanies her through her encounters with both the medical establishment and an astonishing variety of holistic healers. Finally, Carr’s illness goes into remission, and she discovers the irony that rather than challenging her will to live, cancer has furnished her with a life-affirming wisdom. A discussion by experts in various aspects of holistic treatment will follow.

Before the screening, enjoy a lunch prepared by natural food chef Christina Pirello whose journey to health followed a similar trajectory. She will share her own story and sign copies of her new cookbook This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species.
Location: Painted BrideDate: Nov. 11-16
Please attend and change your point of view on cancer and food!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

MSDN Developer Conference

The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready?Prepare yourself for a demanding future. Attend the MSDN Developer Conference.Experience Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform Create applications that seamlessly bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone Be among the first to see Windows 7 See the latest advances in Multi-Touch Application Development Take your .NET skills to the next level See sessions on WPF 4.0, Silverlight 2, ASP.NET 4.0, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh and more The Cost? Just $99. And, did we mention that attendees will get some cool giveaways?