Part of me is saying that holding a conference that begins on Friday the 13th is a scary bit of scheduling. But Ed Cone assures me that this year’s ConvergeSouth in Greensboro, NC will be even better than last year’s — and that one was killer.
In talking with Ed last night, I’m convinced they’ve done the right thing and will be ready to roll.
We’ve just announced the Triangle Science Blogging Conference for Sat, Jan 20, 2007 in Chapel Hill, NC. I’d appreciate you sharing the news with anyone who you think would be interested in the conference. I’ve posted the announcement here.
We saw the bands setting up for their first sets as we drove back from church. They started playing at 1 (about 30 minutes ago). WCOM may be doing live on the spot or the Middle School Radio Club could be spinning.
Facebook is “nothing short of the identity of an entire generation,” says Fred Stutzman, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina who studies the site. “If you can leverage data about the entire 17 to 24 demographic over marketing for the next 30 years, what’s a billion dollars? It can turn into so much more.”
One thing I like about being in Chapel Hill where the bus rides are free, our new Town Manager participates in Car Free Day:
Many Town of Chapel Hill employees, including Town Manager Roger Stancil, will leave their cars at home on International Car Free Day this Friday, Sept. 22. Mr. Stancil encourages employees to join him in exploring new ways to commute to work. He plans to take a 7:40 a.m. Chapel Hill Transit NS bus from Southern Village to the corner of Columbia and Rosemary streets and walk to Town Hall at about 8 a.m. Several Town department heads are expected to join him for the ride and walk to work.
Ed Cone writes to remind us of Greensboro’s premier blog/culture/technology gathering, ConvergeSouth, to be held Friday and Saturday October 13 and 14.
Amongst those attending and leading sessions will be: Elizabeth Edwards of OneAmerica Committee
Jim Rosenberg aka Mr. Sun
Lex Alexander – The Greensboro Model
Robert Scoble – 10 Ways to a Killer Blog
Maryam Scoble – Maryamie
John Robinson – Editor, News & Record
Allen Johnson – N&R Editorial Page Editor
Daniel Rubin – Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Wood – NC A&T Help Desk Manager
And of course Ed hisself.
Saturday Sept 23 will see the First Annual Play it Forward Benefit Concert on the Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill NC 5pm-11pm. This special evening will feature live music, food, drinks and information booths. Put on by Rock Against Cancer.
Featuring the following Bands:
• The Old Ceremony
• High & Mighties
• Joceifus Rifle
• Union Jack
And Isaac Akers on fiddle.
freenode News Thursday 16 September 2006 at 10:58:00:
On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode’s lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and was in a coma. Rob was being treated at the Neuro Trauma Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital in Houston, Texas where he passed away in on Sept 16th.
Our thoughts are with Rob and his family, and we ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Condolences can be sent to condolences AT freenode.net
On behalf of freenode Staff and the PDPC Board, Christel Dahlskjaer, Mike Mattice and Phil Stracchino.
For many years, ibiblio hosted the FreeNode pages. Any time we were off the net between here and Houston, we could be sure that we’d be hearing from Rob. He was completely dedicated to keeping communications amongst Free Software developers open and available. His death at age 50 is untimely and saddening.