DrupalCon Austin is fast approaching. There are already a huge number of session submissions (152 at my last count!) but there's always room for more. We're fortunate to have four folks from the Aten team helping with session selection. Here's what they're hoping to see from each of their tracks:
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As an information architect I like to straddle the line between web design and librarianship. Both areas require the individual to understand the importance of organizing information so that it is user-focused and easy to browse. During their training, librarians focus on learning how users find and interact with information. They understand how to organize information and add valuable labels to groups of similar items, topics, and ideas. Many Library and Information Science (LIS) masters programs are adding information architecture classes to their course catalog.
Since Drupalcon Denver I have been organizing Women in Drupal events, where women can come and meet other women attending the conference. Due to these and other efforts in the Drupal community, attendance by individuals identifying as women at Drupal conferences in the US is up to 17% as of Drupalcon Portland. Relative to most technology conferences, this is great.
BADCamp 2013 was awesome! Seven Aten team members were present, participating in the Nonprofit Summit, Higher Education Summit and the weekend camp. We had a great time together, staying in a nearby mansion home, and a great time around Berkeley catching up with friends and colleagues. Check out some of the highlights from team.
Last year I wrote my Top 10 Reasons BADCamp should be GLADCamp. I'll be going again this year with six other staff from Aten. I'll be presenting Herding the Cats, Keep the Focus, a session on effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. I'm also giving a lightning talk at the Higher Education Summit. See what the rest of us from Aten are up to at BadCamp!
BADCamp 2013 is just around the corner and we’re excited to be participating! Seven Aten team members will be heading to Berkeley, California next week to share, learn and collaborate with friends and colleagues in the beautiful Bay Area.
I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia. Word on the street is that this was the first time digital PMs have ever been gathered together for a conference. The sold-out event was put on by the Bureau of Digital Affairs (a side project of the Gregs from Happy Cog).
Our slogan for this year’s company retreat was: “AtenCamp 2013: 4 days of reflection, planning and awesome.” And it was all that. Check out our pictures on Flickr.
On Monday evening my colleagues Chris Coughlan, Jon Clark and I had the pleasure of representing Aten at the annual membership meeting of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Special Libraries Association. The RMSLA is a board-run association, which strives to enhance skills and promote value for individuals in Special Libraries and Information Organizations. Special Libraries are just that: special.