Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Blogging Elsewhere

Here is a summary of links to my posts appearing on other blogs over the past couple of weeks.

GigaOM’s WebWorkerDaily*

MeeGo.com*

*Disclaimers:

  • GigaOM’s WebWorkerDaily: I am a paid blogger for the GigaOM network.
  • MeeGo: I am a full-time employee at Intel and contributing to MeeGo is part of my job.

Portland MeeGo Network Meetup March 21

The next Portland MeeGo Network Meetup will be on Monday, March 21 at 6:30pm at Kells. I know this isn’t a lot of advance notice, but to make it up to you, we have a great topic lined up for Monday. We’ll be talking about MeeGo In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems for cars, buses, airplanes, etc. with rich Internet and multimedia experiences to consumers while traveling. Tracey Erway will be telling us more about MeeGo, and Chris Norman will have a demo unit that we can view. If you want to learn more about mobile technologies for various vehicles, this will be a great topic, or you can just come hang out and talk about MeeGo.

It would be great if you could RSVP on Plancast to let us know how many snacks we should have available.

Agenda

  • 6:30 – 7:00: Hang out and talk to other people interested in MeeGo.
  • 7:00 – 8:00: MeeGo In-Vehicle Infotainment with Tracey Erway and Chris Norman

Logistics

  • Date: March 21.
  • Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Location: Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave.

Sign up on the Portland MeeGo Network Google Group to get email notifications of future meetups.

Hacking RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information at SXSW

My SXSW session this year, Hacking RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information, is at the coveted 9:30 am session time on the final day of SXSW, so I thought that it might be a good idea to outline the presentation here in the hopes that I can entice a few people  to drag themselves out of bed early to attend.

Presentation

You can listen to the audio of my presentation.

Description

Information overload is less about having too much information and more about not having the right tools and techniques to filter and process information to find the pieces that are most relevant for you. This presentation will focus on showing you a variety of tips and techniques to get you started down the path of looking at RSS feeds in a completely different light. The default RSS feeds generated by your favorite blog or website are just a starting point waiting to be hacked and manipulated to serve your needs. Most people read RSS feeds, but few people take the time to go one step further to hack on those RSS feeds to find only the most interesting posts. I combine tools like Yahoo Pipes, BackTweets, PostRank and more with some simple API calls to be able to find what I need while automatically discarding the rest. You start with one or more RSS feeds and then feed those results into other services to gather more information that can be used to further filter or process the results. This process is easier than it sounds once you learn a few simple tools and techniques, and no “real” programming experience is required to get started. This session will show you some tips and tricks to get you started down the path of hacking your RSS feeds.

A few specific topics

Logistics

  • Tuesday March 15 at 9:30AM
  • Venue: Austin Convention Center Ballroom C
  • Tag: #hackingRSS

UPDATED to add embedded slides on 3/15/2011 and add audio link on 3/23/2011.