Ireland: Night Falls

Michael Sampson - Currents

Did the security checks, got on the plane, flew to Ireland, found the taxis were on strike, so experienced the bus from the Dublin airport to the other side of the city. Got to my hotel in London last night at 10pm. Slept (fitfully). Up at 6am for breakfast, then took the bus back to Heathrow.

Insomnia in Ireland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Anyway, last night in Ireland I finally slept, and slept soundly. I've been in Europe for 12 days now; will be back in New Zealand in 4 days. With having to totally reverse my wake / sleep pattern due to the 12 hour time difference between where I normally live and where I've been working for the past few weeks, I've had very little sleep since getting here. Most nights I've lain awake for hours at a stretch. I'll remember Europe as the place where the nights are very long!

End of Ireland; London Awaits

Michael Sampson - Currents

My day and a half in Ireland are basically done, and it's time to head to my final destination before going back to New Zealand. The two days in Ireland have gone well. many thanks to the team at Storm Technology (Karl, Eoghan and Derek, among others) for the invitation to come, and for Microsoft Ireland for hosting the event at their Irish headquarters.

SharePoint Collaboration and Governance Masterclass: Ireland in March 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Next Thursday I'll be in Ireland to deliver the SharePoint Collaboration and Governance masterclass, in conjunction with Storm Technology. Ireland’s first “SharePoint Roadmap for Collaboration” Master Class hosted by Storm Technology and led by industry guru Michael Sampson. The master class will discuss, debate and provide the blueprint for the right approaches for planning, collaboration and governance required to make SharePoint a success in organisations.

Art of Hosting in Ireland, January 5-8, 2012

Chris Corrigan

Unlocking_Leadership Art of Hosting, The Burren Ireland _Jan2012. Clare, Ireland from January 5-8 2012 for an Art of Hosting gathering. Start the new year with a deep dive learning journey in moving from Silos to Systems. I’ll be joining Lorraine O’Rahilly and Chris Chapman at The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaugh, Co. Download to incredible invitation here and join us! Art of Hosting

Notes on "Document Management and Third Party Extensions" (Debbie Ireland and Cameron Dwyer)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Debbie Ireland (from EnvisionIT ) and Cameron Dwyer (from Scinaptic ) talked about using SharePoint for document management, along with two third-party products. Signs of maturity with SharePoint: - minimal structure. a bit of dabbling, corporate documents; some metadata, few or no content types, published content. semi-structured. project and team sites with shared document libraries (planned business classification, content types, version control). records management.

New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

Making CommunitySense

2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156. Just published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.)

2015 130

New publication – Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case

Making CommunitySense

In Adjunct Proceedings of the Communities & Technologies Conference (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 (to appear in International Reports on Socio-Informatics ). Just published: A. de Moor (2015), Towards a participatory community mapping method: the Tilburg urban farming community case.

2015 166

I’ll Drink To That! #NekNominate

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The British tabloid newspaper Metro reported that at least four deaths in the United Kingdom and Ireland are believed to be caused by the drinking game. [4]. Killed kids in Ireland. And female judges in Ireland seem to have a lot in common with Australian male politicians.

2014 238

Update on my Europe Tour in March 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wednesday March 10, Executive Briefing (Ireland). Thursday March 11, SharePoint Masterclass (Ireland, by invitation only). It's less than a month and I'm off to Europe for two weeks. I'm greatly looking forward to it!

2010 136

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

2010 40

Productivity Roadshow in March 2015, with ShareThePoint in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Debbie Ireland and members of her team at ShareThePoint are touring the country with a SharePoint roadshow in March. The team will be running two hour seminars in 15 cities. Here’s the schedule: Introductions (5 minutes). ?Brief Brief introduction and overview of session. ? ?What What does moving to the cloud mean for your business? (20 20 minutes). ?What What are your options?

2015 130

SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

In July I will be attending and participating in both the Australian SharePoint Conference (Sydney, July 15-16) and the New Zealand SharePoint Conference (Auckland, July 22-23), put on and coordinated by Debbie Ireland and her team at ShareThePoint.

The London Masterclass on SharePoint for Collaboration and Governance

Michael Sampson - Currents

That was a good number (it wasn't on the Ireland scale, to be sure), but it meant that the discussion and engagement was at a different level. That was about the same point we got to yesterday when we did the same exercise in Ireland. Photo credit : Seb Matthews.

Civic activism toolkit


In Northern Ireland the Building Change Trust has just published what it calls a grassroots democracy toolkit for civil society. Here’s a curate’s egg for yer. There’s lots to like.

Culture, Change and Faith

Online Community Strategy

It is a transformative recording from a band that had, to date, been cast as a folksy and righteous rock and roll band from Ireland. File under: slightly off topic but personally meaningful. Disclosure: I’m not a massive U2 fan.

Europe Trip in February-March 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have really enjoyed being here -- seeing new things, going to new countries (Norway, Ireland, Hong Kong -- on the way home!), Eoghan in Ireland, for playing point man on getting me there, and then making sure I got to the various places I needed to be. people to the SharePoint Roadmap masterclass in Ireland. And thanks for the Microsoft Ireland people for hosting the event, too. - My Europe trip in February and March 2010 is in its final hours.

2010 114

An Update on my European Tour – Eight Engagements in 10 Days

Michael Sampson - Currents

There could be 40 or more people in attendance … which isn’t quite as big as my record of 65 in a workshop (Ireland, March 2010), but about twice as many people as I normally work with. At the end of next week I’m heading to Europe for a two week workshop tour. I wrote about the tour last month , and in the intervening weeks there have been a couple of changes. My schedule now is: - Monday May 5 – Collaboration Roadmap ( Norway with IBSG ).

2014 114

Windows Mobile 6.5 in HTC HD2

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of the Microsoft guys in Ireland were showing off the new HTC HD2 smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.5. While they were willing to show it , they weren't willing for me to leave with one myself! A couple of observations: - the screen is beautiful.

Mobile 136

SharePoint Saturday New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

I attended various sessions throughout the day: Chan from KnowledgeCue on SharePoint 2010 Operational Management, Alan Marshall from Gen-i on SharePoint Information Architecture, Mark Orange from KnowledgeCue on Metadata and Content Types, Debbie Ireland from envisionIT on Planning for Training, and Kathy Hughes (over from Sydney) on SharePoint Designer. The first SharePoint Saturday in New Zealand was held in Christchurch this past weekend.

How about celebrating the 20 year history of community networking and hyperlocal

Social Reporter

Chris Taggart’s Openly Local map shows hyperlocal sites throughourt the UK and Ireland. Openly Local Hyperlocal sites in UK and Ireland. The annual Talk About Local unconference #TAL15 on Saturday was a great opportunity to catch up with the world of local blogging, online communities and community journalism that’s now collectively known as hyperlocal.

2015 133

Research on Collaboration and SharePoint in the UK - All is Not Well

Michael Sampson - Currents

Fujitsu released results from a recent survey of IT managers in the UK (and maybe Ireland) on collaboration and SharePoint: " The research - commissioned by Fujitsu - shows that of all collaboration technologies, SharePoint is by far the most common.

2011 134

Gran Canaria – Celebrating the Mini-Continent


In fact, all along, I have always felt it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life, next perhaps to the one I have made 10 years later when, just recently, a bit over a month ago, I decided to make a move from IBM after 17 years of service in three different countries: The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. Today is a special day for yours truly. A very special day, actually.

2014 149

Where in the world is Michael?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be in Ireland for two days, giving an Executive Briefing and presenting the SharePoint Roadmap masterclass. I leave for Europe tomorrow. It's an action-packed two weeks of talking, listening, discussing, delivering, and learning. Basically: - I'm in Denmark next week, for the IntraTeam Event 2010. I'm giving two sessions: a pre-conference workshop on User Adoption Strategies, and a conference keynote on Evaluating Collaboration Tools. -

2010 114

The Dark Side of Greater Transparency - We All Look the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

John asks if IT will slowly strangle corporate outposts : " While the home of most corporate parents (America) worries that IT may not be helping the business enough, the home of many subsidiaries (Ireland) worries that IT is a tool that will force the closure of corporate outposts.

2011 117

Rationale - Adventitious. Causality - Contingent


As part of a project looking at the digitisation of archives and collections held by members of the public, I've been wandering around an absorbing example called CAIN , which is about conflict and politics in Northern Ireland.

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

To get to Iona from Glasgow involves two ferries and when you’re finally there, you’re much closer to Ireland than to Glasgow. But Ireland is away across the sea.

2018 46

FSLT13 Reflections on teaching

Jenny Connected

Catherine Cronin articulated this very well in her keynote this morning to the ICT in Education Conference in Ireland in terms of student voice. Focus on your own learning experiences, how do you learn best? How have your own learning experiences influenced how you teach?

Global Tech Spending on the Rise According to Forrester

Portals and KM

The weakest markets in this area will be Italy, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, and Portugal. This is good news. According to a new forecast from Forrester , global tech spending will rise 7.1 percent in 2011 to $1.7 trillion, according to new forecast data from Forrester. Analyst Andrew Bartels writes that while the 2011 global tech market will be similar to the 7.2

Global 130

Another Enterprise 2.0 App Goes Mobile - Brightidea Innovation Management

Portals and KM

 They are also supporting Ireland's efforts to get more citizen involvement in improving the country in the Your Country Your Call effort. Brightidea brings the capabilities of social computing to the idea generation and implementation process. Their WebStorm TM product is an Idea Collection and Ranking Portal that facilitates the innovation process. I have covered them before  (see: – Brings Focused Enterprise 2.0 Capabilities to Innovation ).

Mobile 138

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


2012 234

Getting by?


The nearest I came was with a project in Derry, Northern Ireland, but I don’t know what happened to the small amount of content created.

2015 46

Designing with introverts in mind

Chris Corrigan

In Ireland in September we had a particularly gregarious group of Irish language scholars and activists, and I learned about “Irish silence” which something of a dull roar rather than a raucous buzz!

2013 102

20 Years of SNA/ONA

TNT - The Network Thinker

I recently gave a presentation on those 20 years in Galway, Ireland at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute [DERI]. This autumn[2007] I will celebrate 20 years of doing "practical social network analysis" in organizations and communities. Some things have changed, others have not.

Knowledge Cafe Report: Reslience

Platform Neutral

A balanced society looks for reflective thinking in academic institutions and by supporting diverse artistic communities (the example of Ireland allowing poor artists to pay zero tax was cited).

Ask the Media Trust about Newsnet

Social Reporter

They have also been rightly keen that our partnerships extend to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and over the last few months my team and I have visited all of the countries and have agreed some great partnerships. My previous post about the Media Trust’s Newsnet raised some issue about the extent to which they are willing to partner with other organisations in the field.

2011 140

Rediscovering conversation: mighty altogther

Chris Corrigan

Ireland has been leading the European Union the past six months, including chairing and hosting the EU’s meetings. It had to be an Irish politician that finally suggested this! Micheal Ring tried a different approach to having all 27 ministers show up and read a speech. Sports Minister Michael Ring might actually have made a difference. At the Council of Sports Ministers in Brussels, the Ringer pioneered a new approach to these meetings.

Fatal error: (include_path='.:/local/): suicide and community


Here's an article by Mary O'Hara in yesterday's Guardian about Northern Ireland's lasting pain, noting a 64 per cent increase in the past decade. A single suicide can numb a neighbourhood with guilt and confusion.

2011 51

Home from The Burren

Chris Corrigan

An incredible trip to Ireland and England with my dad, and yesterday I have returned home. We were in The Burren in Co. Clare for an Art of Hosting and then my dad and I drove to Armagh to see the house his great grandfather was born in. Along the way we met some distant cousins, found the graves of our ancestors and drove through the landscape of our history. Afterwards we went to Engalnd and stayed with friends in Hertfordshire where we lived 30 years ago.

2012 40

Practical examples: Interview with Bill Williams on ILO/CIARIS experiences in lusophone Africa

Joitske Hulsebosch

I was interested to know more (and to my surprise I found out Bill is not a Portugese national as I assumed, but originally from Ireland). I did an interview with Bill Williams (ESTBarreiro, Setubal Polytechnic, Portugal) who talked about linking participants from courses run by ILO/CIARIS for Portugese speaking practioners in Africa working on combating social exclusion in a guest blogpost.

2006 100

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

According to Debbie Ireland, Conference Convenor, while thousands of Australian businesses, government departments and local offices of global organisations have implemented SharePoint, they are probably only utilising around twenty to thirty percent of its potential. Interesting.

2010 179

A Bright Start to the New Year: Welcome Eric Weaver to Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

In 1997, Eric’s technical assistance helped a small town in Ireland win the Irish Government’s Information Age Town Competition, guaranteeing the townsfolk $32MM in computers, connectivity and training.

2011 80

Journeying to simplicity and reengagement

Chris Corrigan

I have had very little opportunity to reflect on my work this year, and so I have been treating this journey to Europe (which includes a leg in Turkey and one in Ireland as well) to be a time to discover something new. On a bus at the moment travelling from Tartu to Tallinn, through the Estonian countryside.

2013 55