Well, I'm getting prepped for my trip to Helsinki Finland to take part in the inaugural Nokia sponsored Open Labs 2008... a networking / brainstorming session including workshops to discuss mobility, geospatial enabing technologies, social networking, and anything somewhat related to these topics. A total of 35 of us have been invited to take part with most people showing up Thursday, myself and 3 other workshop hosts will arive a day early. I'm gearing up to moderate/host, etc... my session titled ‘The Connected Life’. It will revolve around attendee views of how location aware technology will develop in the future, and will involve concepting future solutions for geospatial services. Should be fun! Workshops will be run by the following individuals:
Facilitator: James Whatley
Facilitator: Chris Moore
Facilitator: Anne Toole
Workshop: Connected Life
Facilitator: Glenn Letham - ya that's me!
I'm still sorting out some of the social networks and blog tools that I'll take advantage of. These will likely include:
Twitter - http://twitter.com/gletham
Qik (Video) http://qik.com/GISuser
Jaiku - http://glenn95.jaiku.com/
I'll be posting to these services via a trial Nokia E71 smartphone.. way slick and my first QWERTY smartphone! To prep I've installed shozu, twibble, jaiku, qik, yahoo! go, boopsie view ranger (with Helsinki maps), locr, zonetag (Yahoo!), gmail, gsearch, google maps, and loaded up a few tunes as well!
Also, a flickr Group Page has been created at http://www.flickr.com/groups/nokiaopenlab08/
I'll be back Sunday night... have a great week all!