My UYWI08 workshop yesterday went well, I think. The Internet 101 workshop introduced 5 web tools using non-techie speak: website, blogging, email newsletter, podcast, and social networking. About a dozen people attended. The well-equipped room had (a very slow) PC and projector and (one button on/off auto-retract) screen all built-in the APU classroom (Duke 106). This is not the kind of class room I grew up with — I like it. For the technology alone, I would be open to the idea of being a teacher, even though teaching is not my top talent (I think).
Max Torres used his handy-dandy Flip video camera (equipped with flip-out USB port!) to record parts of the workshop – here’s the 1st 6 minutes – on YouTube. That Max is one seasoned techie, 1st introduced to personal computers back in CP/M days. My own intro was with the TRS-80 in my high school days. And here’s the workshop powerpoint slides.
I (attempted to) used my Olympus digital voice recorder [256MB version; I actually have the WS-320M; both have built-in USB:: no messing with gadget cables] to record the audio for the workshop, but the battery died about 30 minutes in. I’m using a new work laptop, so all my software + customization is gone. Taking longer than anticipated to rebuild, so posting the audio may take a few days amidst other real-life activities.
Aside: next week May 20-22, Pastor Rick at Saddleback Church hosts an unadvertised invitation-only pastors conference. Some are even calling it a “stealth conference.”
in the midst of negotiations with the organizers to get access. A most impressive speakers lineup! [ht: plantingpartners.org] [update: so, I’ll be live-blogging from the PD Network Summit over at the Learnings @ Leadership Network blog — sign-up there for a reminder]
Mark Batterson will be at both this PD Gathering conference AND at The Whiteboard Sessions in metro Washington DC! Don’t know of Ben Arment has a private jet to get him cross country in a jiffy. Mark, I love sweet tea too! Perry Noble is bi-coastal conferencing too. [update: got Twitter direct message @ 1036am Pacific that Ron Sylvia is bi-coastal conferencing these 2 too; 5/18/08 – Tony Morgan will be there with live webcasts from the green room with speaker interviews + links to the previously private conference website *ahem*]