Live: InfoCamp 2008 - Opening Remarks
September 27, 2008 at 9:30 AM
Today and tomorrow Digital Web Magazine will be live blogging from InfoCamp 2008. I will also be giving a session on interview and getting a UX jobs later today.
Right now Arron Louie from ZAAZ is on stage giving the opening orientation and opening remarks. A quick survey shows that the audience is mostly made up of information architects, librarians, technical writers, as well as usability and user-centered design professionals.
The list of topics was displayed on the screen, a full screen of text listing them all out. Aaron is pointing out that because it is an un-conference our topics are decided right now, were in other conferences are limited to topics they decided over six months ago which may or may not be relevant today. Very good point there especially with the recent financial crisis being reported by our media.
Aaron gives a mention of the sponsors: FILTER, ASIS&T Pacific Northwest Chapter, ASIS&T University of Washington Chapter, Blink Interactive, ZAAZ, UW iSchool, Digital Web Magazine, and Fell Swoop. Now he’s introducing the staff behind the scenes: Rachel Elkington, Corprew Reed, Kristen Shuyler, Andrew Szydlowski, Joshua Walker, Genevieve Williams, Kathryn Whitenton and, of course, Aaron Louie. And now for everyone in the room!