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WWWAC Hang Night
The regularly scheduled monthly continuum.
Come on out to WWWAC Hang Night, a monthly meeting at the same time
and a different place every month for some social and professional
networking or otherwise just hangin' with other WWWACies. But don't be
shy about inviting your friends and associates along.
Cost: FREE (but Pay-your-own-way and please be kind to the wait staff)
See you there!
WWWAC Digital Broadcasting SIG Meeting
Creative Applications of Digital Video:
Technology Empowering Storytelling
The combination of reduced production costs and the malleability of
digital media is empowering artists and independent producers working in
digital video to explore new forms of storytelling. Our panelists
described their creative application of digital video in the areas of
photography, live performance, Web Cinema and interactive documentary.
Susan Jacobson, a member of the Board of Directors of the World Wide
Web Artists' Consortium (WWWAC), and leader of the Digital Broadcasting SIG.
Kyle Cassidy, Digital Photographer and Pixelvision Pioneer will talk
about the transition from analog to digital and what it means for
independent producers. Cassidy is a frequent contributor to Videomaker
Magazine and runs the Digital Media Lab at the University of
Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication.
Members of Neutrino, a NYC comedy improv group developed at the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater, will discuss how they use digital video in
live performance. The Neutrino Video Projects begin with a suggestion
>from the audience; once the suggestion is given, the cast and crew leave
the stage and begin shooting two-minute scenes. Meanwhile, two actors on
stage explain the form to the audience. Once the scenes that were being
shot outside are done, the video is mixed live. Neutrino will perform a
few short scenes as part of the panel.
Nora Barry, Producer and Curator of Digital Media, and Director of the
Streaming Cinema Festival - will show Story Streams, a networked digital
film, created in real-time by collaborating filmmakers around the world.
Working from a common narrative, each filmmaker creates his or her own
version of the story and then uploads the files to a centralized artist
who mixes the streams of the story together in real-time to create yet
another version of the narrative. Story Streams weaves digital networked
technologies with the ancient tradition of oral storytelling to create a
new cinematic genre: real-time cinema.
Susan Jacobson and Jamey C. Shafer will demonstrate Countless Stories, a
storytelling engine that combines RTSP video streaming with database
technologies to create dynamic stories that assemble themselves based
on input from the Internet audience. The goal of this project is to
experiment with methods for breaking apart the linear structure of audio
and video storytelling. Susan Jacobson is Assistant Professor of Digtial
Media at Marymount Manhattan College. Jamey C. Shafer is an independent
video producer in New York City.
Small Business Clinic:
Navigating the business assistance resources
About 99 percent of all business is small business. Most of the relief
money coming into the City post 9/11 has been for big business. The
little guywhether a consultant, freelancer or micro businessmanhas
gotten virtually nothing. And forget about the boroughs and areas
outside of lower Manhattan. There are allegedly 169+ public and private
agencies out there dedicated to helping NYC business grow and prosper.
But who are they? Where are they? And how can I get some?
WWWAC's February general meeting was a Small Biz Clinic with a Panel
Discussion and Agency Expo, designed to help small biz navigate the
labyrinth of advice, grant and loan help still available post 9/11. And
to also find out what's new out there. Moderated by Bob Ponce,
stationmaster of Silicon Alley Station News Radio and former president
of WWWAC, we hosted an outstanding panel of people in the know
from some of the key organizations offering small business assistance.
- Frank Madison, Technology Program Director, NYC Industrial and
Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)
- Ira Davidson, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Pace
- Anthony Campagiorni, Esq., Director of Business Recovery, Empire
State Development Corporation
- Bernadette Nation, Director, City Business Assistance Program/
Emergency Response Unit, NYC Department of Small Business Services
- Eric Parker, Project Director, City Business Assistance Program/
Emergency Response unit, Department of Small Business Services
- Vicki Dawson, NYSIA's RAISE! program
Bob Ponce, Stationmaster, Silicon Alley Station
Tracking down and bagging jobs in any economy.
Our great panel of job-hunting gurus, pundits and authors discussed
finding and landing jobs even in the current economic situation. The pros shared
their hottest tips, techniques and strategies along with their hilarious, horrifying and helpful
tales from the trenches. From adjusting your attitude and your resume to preparing
for an interview and improving your savvy, the panelists spelled out what it takes
to find and get a job and get ahead in these tough times.
Allison Hemming, President (Top Gun), The Hired Guns and author of
WORK IT! How to Get Ahead, Save your Ass and Land a Job in Any Economy
Chip Conlin, Career Counselor, The Five O'clock Club
David Schmier, President, GetHired Job-finding System
David Blum, Internet Recruiter, TTS Personnel, Inc.; Board Member, WWWAC
Paul S. McDonough, Attorney, Employment and Labor Law
Bob Frankel, Principal, The RTF Company, Board Member, WWWAC
WWWAC Open Source SIG Meeting
Elmo's Open Source
Lessons Learned in Migrating Sesame Workshop
from Vignette Story Server
When Sesame Workshop contracted Union Square Internet Development to
migrate all their Web applications from Vignette and Oracle to an open
source platform, they were not only starting over after years of
development effort, license fees and maintenance costs. They were also
risking disruption to the millions of visitors they received at sites
such as SesameStreet.com and StickerWorld.org.
Speaker Tom Clarke of Union Square Internet Development, Inc.
presented a case study looking at the business and technology issues raised
during and after the migration as well as the benefits realized since
moving to the new platform, consisting of PHP and PostgreSQL.
WWWAC Wireless SIG Meeting
Case Studies in Wireless
George Schneiderman, Antenna Software: AntennaTools
Other speakers TBA!
AntennaTools: A powerful wireless solution that extends existing CRM
systems to the mobile workforce, enabling real-time, end-to-end service
request and inventory management directly from the field.
WWWAC Design & Development
Who needs Information Architecture?
In the inaugural event for the re-launch of the WWWAC Design & Development SIG, we will be focusing on that question as we explore
the "nuts-and-bolts" aspects of particular business cases where Information Architecture plays a crucial role in complex
The SIG itself will not be a discussion about technological arcana.
Instead, we will be looking at four specific examples where Information
Architecture leads the charge in the planning and development process
for ambitious products: at The New York Times on the Web, Economist.com,
at Plumb Design where they use ThinkMap (a highly innovative tool for
visualizing information) and finally, a project where IA is used to
attack the Digital Divide in remote Appalachia.
Rob Larson, Information Architect, New York Times Digital
Marc Tinkler, President, CTO, Plumb Design
David Wertheimer, Design Director, Economist.com
Alexander Struminger, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Lightstone Foundation and Community Development Corporation
Charles A. Hamilton, Partner, Telosphere, Inc.
Joint WWWAC Law SIG/NYNMA International SIG Event
Recent developments affecting
Privacy, ECommerce, Security and
John Delaney, Morrison & Forster
Gerald Ferguson, Thacher Proffitt & Wood
Richard Field, Richard Field Esq.
Otho Ross, Otho Ross Esq./WWWAC Law SIG Chair
WWWAC PR/Marketing SIG Meeting
Phil Rosenbaum, Producer, CNN-FN
Deborah Roth, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Lending Tree
Ken Ross, Senior Recruiter, Segue Search
Dara Tyson, PR Director, OutLookSoft
Peter Shankman, CEO, The Geek Factory, Inc.
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Health Insurance & Financial Services for WWWAC Members
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group-rate benefits package
to independent workers in the New York City area. The Working
Today Portable Benefits Network provides health, life and
disbaility insurance, as well as financial services that remain
secure as you move from job to job or project to project. For
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