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IT@Intel Bloggers Face to Face Meeting

I’m in an all day face to face meeting of the IT@Intel bloggers – the folks who blog on blogs.intel.com/it. I left the IT group at Intel to move to the software group back in February, but I was among the original crew that got the the first blogs.intel.com blog going (it wasn’t the first external Intel blog – that honor goes to my current group, Intel Software Network).

Even though I’m no longer in IT, they graciously invited me to participate as an advisor/expert/whatever, so I’m down here in Folsom, CA, in the Innovation Center (where they have some REALLY cool demos set up – it’s my favorite Intel space so far). Check out these photos I shot of the Innovation Center last time I was down here:


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They’ve got this great setup in there now. I want it for my home office:

Futuristic Command Post, Intel Innovation Center

I’ll be updating this post throughout the day, so expect it to grow. And, of course, there will likely be Twitter microposts and photos on Flickr, so if you want to “participate” with us, you know how! :-)

OK, I’m back now. Turns out the theme I’m using, K2, isn’t compatible with WordPress 2.3, which I upgraded to last night. I grabbed the latest (RC1) version of K2, and had to basically rebuild the site. I think everything’s working OK now – please let me know if you see anything weird.

This morning we had a presentation from the guy in the Marketing group about the “state of social media” in the marketing group. I don’t know if he wants me to use his name externally, but we didn’t really talk about anything secret. There’s been some great progress made with blogs.intel.com and Open Port. And of course, there’s a LOT of room for improvement.

IT@Intel Bloggers in the Innovation Center

Then Danese Cooper, Intel’s Open Source Diva, and one of the people behind the creation of blogs.sun.com was our “guest” speaker to bring the “outside of Intel” perspective. Danese is a good friend, and I love hearing her talk. She had a ton of great, pointed, detailed suggestions (everyone read The Cluetrain Manifesto, do “blog camps” for training, sharing, and socializing, etc.). She couldn’t stick around the whole day, but it was good to see her again.

Danese Cooper

Just had a great discussion with Matt Rosenquist, a security guy and IT@Intel blogger, about “should Intel ban Facebook“. Go read the details in that post, and jump into the discussion. It’s pretty lively! :-)

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8 thoughts on “IT@Intel Bloggers Face to Face Meeting

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  2. Yeah, I wish for that, too. I’m working on s a few ideas that would make Intel open up a little more, and let Intel people blog and connect with the rest of the world. Stay tuned – hopefully I’ll have something to announce at some point in the future!

  3. Rebecca says:

    As I understand it, posting blogs internally is open to everyone. However, posting to the external blog is by invitation. I would imagine that Intel would like to keep a tight reign over just who posts for the whole universe to see. I couldn’t blame them for operating in this manner. They have to think of the company first, the individual blogger second. Wise decision.

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  5. I’d like to dismiss the myth that only a select few can blog.

    There are many ways to blog externally. For blogs.intel.com you have to blog through the management of a blog editor that manages one of the channels. For Open Port anyone can blog, and I mean anyone who accepts terms and conditions of the site. To blog within a zone you must work with a Community Manager, however on Open Port you can publish a personal blog. For Intel folks you need to take the external communication training, but that is the only barrier for blogging.

    To date there just isn’t a site dedicated to Intel voices. That would be nice, but make no mistake you can blog and I encourage that you do.

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