The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Everything You Wanted To Know About Google -- But Were Afraid To Search For!

(cross post from WaveAdept)

[disclosure: I am part of the volunteers helping to create this event]
From Android to Wave, Google Apps for your company to SEO for your website AND everything in between ...
Thursday 25th March, 2010: 8:30am-4pm
Bar Bodega, 101 Ghuznee Street, Wellington [map]
Ticket price: $0

The world's first free and independent Google-centric barcamp* is being held in Wellington on Thursday 25th March (8:30am-4pm) and we at WaveAdept are chuffed to be amongst the plethora of local, national and international sponsors of this community run event.

Of course a Google-centric conference could probably run for a week trying to cover all aspects of the Google services so we'll be concentrating WaveAdept's efforts on how Google Enterprise services save costs and provide value to Kiwi companies.

We won't, however, be using the event to push our services or Google products (that's for the more traditional events) but trying to get into the guts of what we in New Zealand think of the Google Enterterprise services (particularly Google Apps). For instance I have popped a proposed topic of, "Support from Google, what it is, what it isn't and what the gap is (and how to overcome it)" and Dave has just this minute added, "Biggest gaps - what is preventing wider adoption of Google Apps in your opinion, what is missing?"

We hope to not only see you all there (maximum of 150 spaces, over 80 have already been taken) but to have a good old yarn about Google which, let's be honest, is a fascinating subject on so many levels.

* A barcamp is a normal conference with one major difference, it is run by the attendees. This truly comes into play when the conference schedule is generated by all the attendees during the registration time, so get in early and mold this conference to what you want to talk/hear about.


  1. Barcamps should have been invented a long time ago. I have gone to a lot of seminars that had as much as 90 percent that I did not need but paid for.


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