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Headed to Wikimania 2006 in Boston/Cambridge

I’m wrapping some stuff up in the office today, before I head out tomorrow to attend and present at the Wikimania 2006 conference at Harvard Law School in Cambridge. My presentation will be part of the session called “Organizational Uses of Wiki Technology” on Sunday morning (yes, I’m a slacker and haven’t filled out my bio yet edit: done!) – if you’re going to be there, drop by and say hi! My cell phone is listed on my blog (503-810-5365), or you can email me or text me.

I’ve never been to the Boston area, and I’m really looking forward to it. Well, except for one thing.

We just got over a heat wave here in the Northwest, and temperatures in the Portland area have been back down in the cool, enjoyable 70s again. It’s been very nice. But the Northeast, where I’m headed, is now having its own heat wave.

Dave Winer is in New York for a couple of days, before heading to Wikimania, and he blogged that it was 95 F when he arrived at 11:30 PM. And of course, the east coast humidity makes it worse.

Then I heard on NPR this morning on the way to work about how New York is having a “heat emergency”, and is taking city services like water treatment and corrections facilities “off the grid”, and onto generator power, to ease demand on the electricity infrastructure.

Wonderful. 😉

I spent a summer in Washington, D.C. about 10 years ago, and got my fill of the hot, humid, cloying heat. I was really hoping to catch a break for Wikimania, but it looks like it will be a hot and sweaty weekend. Oh well – lots of great geeking and knowledge sharing will make it worth it. I’m looking forward to the sessions by Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, and lots of others. See – I’m trying to stay positive! :-)

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One thought on “Headed to Wikimania 2006 in Boston/Cambridge

  1. Awesome, I am sure you will be evangelical as usual. 1 note, I am really not down with this “links” thing your running on the blog. It adds too much “garbage” to the pages. I want a quick scan to see your posts and end up scrolling through pages of links. .02

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