Supernova 2009: Changing Neworks, Workplaces and the World

Posted on Dec 4, 2009

Supernova E0102, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory I had the pleasure of being invited back to attend Supernova this year. Supernova is “the only forum to examine all of the opportunities and challenges created in the Network Age”. The conference is a solid event to attend for a few reasons: quality networking with well accomplished people, […]

Cheers to Science!

Posted on Nov 4, 2009

Notes/personal observations from my year of science conferences (covering SciBarCamp, SciFoo, Science Commons and Citizen Science Alliance). In July I attended SciBarCamp and SciFoo. These were both amazing events, each with their own approach and attendee diversity. While SciBarCamp had diversity in the types of science each attendee worked in, in general the people who […]

Supernova 2009

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

I’ve been meaning to write about a lot of the conferences I’ve been to this year (hopefully will get to it in a follow-up blog post). One of the upcoming conferences I’ve been offered to attend again is Supernova, a conference about “understanding how decentralization and pervasive connectivity are changing our world”. From web privacy […]

3 points on why government isn’t ready for 2.0 yet

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

While listening to a congressional hearing on Enhancing the Relevance of Space, a quote from Miles O’Brien (54:39 minutes in on the webcast) carried a powerful message to NASA and similar government agencies: Olson: “How do we communicate how beneficial NASA has been to our society from a technological, from a national security perspective, and […]

First Impressions and Last Logins

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

There’s a saying along the lines of  “the amount someone spends talking about themselves is inversely proportional to how interesting they are”. Beyond first dates and keynote presentations, this opinion directly affects social network services. Users drop off at an accelerated rate from accessing/signing up for a new site to actually using it. Even if […]

Waking up from a 6 hour nap

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

(img via George Ruiz) I arrived home from SXSW at 10am, after staying up with friends until 5am, when I needed to leave for the airport. Still in the day’s clothes and make-up, I promptly collapsed for a 6 hour nap. People: SXSW was fabulous as always, but different for me from the first time […]

3.5 months late

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

No, not a reference to my female cycle as I’m sure the rumormongers had hoped! I’m 3.5 months late on figuring out my new year’s resolution. In my previous personal post, I stated that I wasn’t sure what 2009 was going to be for me yet. I think it has taken a few months to […]

pico projects

Posted on Mar 6, 2009

(photo of Natalie Villalobos and I at SXSW 2008 via Tantek) With many creator-types unemployed or between clients, trendhunters expect a new sprouting of startups, echoing the creation of web 2.0 companies from the post-dot-com unemployed. I don’t believe that will happen in the same way. Peoples’ piggy banks are squealing and while web 2.0 […]


Posted on Jan 2, 2009

(the title, a reference to XFN. the picture, a reference from 2007 to my excitement to move to San Francisco.) I’ve been debating for a while writing a post that is more personal. I don’t typically like blogging about myself, as evidence through my writing at Shake Well Before Use, and most of my personal […] launches!

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Spacehack launched to the public today! I’m really excited to produce a resource that myself and others felt was lacking in the online space community. Spacehack is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, interact + connect with the space community and encourage citizen science. A huge thank you goes out to all […]