Sunday 14 May 2006
Posted by Ross at 6:17 PM under Blog
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- Vast — We Will Meet Again
A number of the SRG
volunteered for active service as helping hands for Pervasive 2006 this week, which was chaired by Aaron and Paddy. The conference was really well managed, and I think can confidentally be called a great success, our two fearless leaders being the apotheosis of cool under pressure (Lorcan on Paddy: “I don’t think he knows how to sweat.”).
While being a volunteer was tough going, seeing my first conference from behind the scenes has been a very interesting experience. The SRG gang really gelled together well, and our ranks were further bolstered by a complement of other great volunteers, who we had a terrific time with.
We have the official photo gallery. The man William “Richie” Hazlewood — who can down a carbomb like nobody else I’ve ever met — has also uploaded a great set of photos from the conference (and the after-party…).
Celebrating a job well done!
- iHCI 2011
- Talking-shop tedium of conferences finds exception in Dublin Web Summit - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010
A more welcome trend in recent years is the “unconference”, events where the attendees actually give the presentations and do most of the organising. They are predominantly attended by bright young web things who wouldn’t be seen dead hanging out with the suits at the paying events. As a result, they have much more energy about them.
Preferably they have a name that ends with camp (Bizcamp, Barcamp etc), take place at the weekend (because there are no boundaries between work and private lives), and involve a healthy dose of socialising (ditto).
- DEFUSE: Design for Use - a set on Flickr
Ignite Dublin IxDA Dublin will hosted an evening of Ignite talks. Ignite presentations are eclectic talks based on the Pecha Kucha format. The Ignite format allows technologists and designers to transmit entertaining and engaging ideas throughout the evening. Each speaker has 20 slides, with each slide automatically displayed for 15 seconds.
- Announcing Dublin, Ireland as the host city for Interaction 12 | IxDA
It is with great pleasure that I announce Dublin and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT) as the co-hosts for Interaction 12, the annual conference of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
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- PHD Comics: Call for Papers!
- The Myth of the Popular Audience « Time to Eat the Dogs
Every year I attend two or three academic conferences, mostly to keep up with friends and sneak-preview new research. Usually the best material (about friends and research) emerges from conversations in bars and hotel lobbies rather than in the faux-walled conference rooms where panelists deliver their papers. I know many colleagues who avoid the panels all together, afraid of being caught in a boring session from which they cannot (politely) escape.
- AVI 2010 - May 26-28, 2010 - Program
- What makes a good HCI systems paper? | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM
However, I think the first step is to define a set of reviewing criteria for HCI systems papers. If reviewers don't agree on what makes a good systems paper, how can we encourage authors to meet a standard for publication?
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