Author Archives: robinna

SouthEast LinuxFest

SouthEast LinuxFest is in Clemson, SC on Saturday, June 13th. Free IT Athens will have a table in the exhibit hall alongside many other organizations such as Red Hat, Open Street Map, and various user groups. There is also a great selection of talks scheduled for throughout the day. One of our founders, Semmy Purewal, ispresenting a session about "Building Community-based Technology Centersw/ FOSS". For ...

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Quick project update

Quick project update: I’m finishing up the Faculty Learning Committee on Emerging Technologies and I’ve accepted to be a member of the FLC for 2010 on Visual Learning (The Shift to Visual). I am really excited about that and hope that my group can make a small movie about visual learning (hint). In the past 3 months l’ve done presentations on: WordPress as a CMS ...

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the next google?

How many times are we going to hear, “google killer” or the “next google” I wonder? Anyhow, here is another one… the behind the scenes video is kind of cool. I’ve requested a guest pass/invite, so we’ll see if I get to play around with it before it goes live. “Wolfram Alpha, a new “computational knowledge engine” based on the work of Stephen Wolfram. Some ...

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Core technology competencies for library staff survey

—-From WebJunction! No matter which end of the technology spectrum you find yourself (Core/beginner or Systems & IT/advanced), you can spend 10-15 minutes on this opportunity to assess your level of skill in key library technology areas. You will also be helping WebJunction determine a baseline of skill and needs for improvement for technology competencies so that we can better connect you to learning opportunities. ...

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Twitter, facebook, and real time info in the face of tragedy

I’m not going to spend alot of time talking about the Athens shooting tragedy (plenty elsewhere) but I do want to comment on one thing that I found interesting. Before most of the info hit the news, very accurate accounts were going up on twitter and facebook. Additionally, when the license plate number was released as part of the manhunt (personhunt?) effort, that info quickly ...

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