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13 Aug

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Foo Camp takeaways 2015

August 13, 2015 | By |

I came back from a whirlwind trip to Foo Camp just last week. Now that the dust has settled, with a bit of distance, it’s time to look back and take a first look at what resonated most…

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26 Jun

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Interaction16: Call for proposals & first keynotes

June 26, 2015 | By |

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Good news – lots happening on the path to Interaction16, IxDA’s annual global gathering that we’ll be hosting in Helsinki next year.

First of all, we just officially announce the first two keynote speakers, and I couldn’t be more happy (and humbled).

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25 Jun

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SolidCon notes (part 2)

June 25, 2015 | By |

SolidCon 2015, day 2.

Below, for future reference and largely unsorted & unedited, some notes & links. This is the quick & dirty version, I’m paraphrasing roughly, proceed at your own risk.

(Notes from day 1.)

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25 Jun

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SolidCon notes (part 1)

June 25, 2015 | By |

It’s been great to catch up to all the folks in the field in one place, and to check up on what’s going on in San Francisco.

Below, for future reference and largely unsorted & unedited, some notes & links. This is the quick & dirty version, I’m paraphrasing roughly and hope I’m not misrepresenting. Proceed at your own risk.

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22 Jun

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Monthnotes for June 2015

June 22, 2015 | By |

For quite a while I haven’t managed to write regular #weeknotes. However, I do like writing regular updates and they tend to turn out to be quite useful as a reference. Well, turns out that a lot happens in one month, so here’s part 1 of this month’s notes.

June, so far, has been all about #iot in its various forms (connectivity in cities, in farms, in homes…), and it has seen a surge in conference-ish stuff – if such a thing is even possible compared to months of ThingsCon-related work. Also, I’ve spent most of the month on the road, mostly in Portland and – as of now – San Francisco, where I am to attend SolidCon and catch up with a bunch of folks. So lots of interesting conversations throughout the month.

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17 Jun

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Interaction16 updates

June 17, 2015 | By |

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Over in Helsinki, the team has been working tirelessly to launch a new website for Interaction16, the annual global gathering of the IxDA community which I’m humbled to remotely co-chair with Sami Niemelä.

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16 Jun

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Thinking about the ThingsCon ecosystem

June 16, 2015 | By |

We just had the second edition of ThingsCon in Berlin a few weeks ago, and are still busy wrapping up lots of loose ends. We’re also getting to the point where it’s time to take a step back and look at where we stand. This is the first of (most likely) a longer series of snapshots of exploring these questions.

Before going any further, I’d like to stress that the following are just some of my personal thoughts to help me structure and keep them for later. This blog post is not a preview of what we’re currently planning, nor does it necessarily reflect the team’s thinking. The four of us – Max, Emu, Simon and I – are thinking hard about where to take ThingsCon, but we haven’t made any decisions yet, and all relevant announcements are going to happen over at ThingsCon.com (which is about to get a little relaunch, too). This, right here, is a snapshot of my mental #thingscon notepad, and nothing more.

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