Schmoozing with Portland Data Scientists

Learning Alliances

Here are the topics that Portland R Users say they are interested in: I’m interested in those topics, too. But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp , for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Better sense of the Portland data science community.

Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

Here are the topics that Portland R Users say they are interested in: I’m interested in those topics, too. But when people ask to join the Portland Data Science MeetUp , for example, they say they are seeking things like: Networking. Better sense of the Portland data science community. Meet more people in the community, and learn what types of data work goes on in Portland.

In Search of Excellence for the Portland, Oregon OD Network

Learning Alliances

I’ve been on the “leadership team&# of the Portland ODN more or less continuously for the last 10 years. Technology for Organization Development.

Oregon 130

Nick Owen keynote at the improv conference, Portland Oregon

Viv Mcwaters

I’m at the Applied Improv Conference in Portland Oregon with about 100 other people. Thought I’d try some live blogging. It’s day two – and Nick is our only keynote. The title of his session is called Touching the Heart: Exploring Core Values through Personal Storytelling. He’s doing some introductory stuff – building rapport with the audience (that’s us).

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Loving downtown Portland

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been in Portland Oregon this week working with Native community radio stations from across the United States on an exciting capacity development project. Portland, Seattle and Vancouver really are sister cities. Out in the ocean, the migration of birds, salmon, whales and seals intimately connects these three cities too, even though Portland isn’t strictly a coastal town.

Digital Habitats

Jenny Connected

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities (Portland, OR: CPsquare, 2009). Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith’s book has finally been published. ISBN: 9780982503607v [link]. I’m looking forward to reading this. Tagged: community, CoPs, johnsmith, nancywhite, technology, Wenger.

Corey Ladas Speaking at XPDX

Evolving Web

In January 2009, Corey Ladas spoke on Lean Software Engineering and Scrumban at XPDX in Portland. They were kind enough to shoot video and get it on line quickly. Thanks guys! Thanks, Merlyn!) Part One Part Two Technorati Tags: XPDX , Corey Ladas , Lean , Lean software engineering , scrum , scrumban , agile process evolution , merlyn albery-speyer Blogged at Modus Cooperandi in Seattle, WA.

Dogged pursuit of data quality and use

Learning Alliances

Data Dogs notes – Jan 2, 2017 – https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Data-Science-Group/events/236078570/. Challenge question: describe three measurements that you are familiar with at each of these three levels 1) personal, 2) very large scale, and 3) in between.

2017 130

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

However a two-day format might be a challenge for people driving to Portland from far away. I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results.

2017 130

Reporting on my sabbatical in Shambhala

Learning Alliances

From then until September I’ve been working for the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center almost full time as the communications director. I am struck by how much the Shambhala Community in Portland uses email.

2013 130

Learning Alliances - Untitled Article

Learning Alliances

From then until September I’ve been working for the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center almost full time as the communications director. I am struck by how much the Shambhala Community in Portland uses email.

2013 130

Do your Online Community / Social Media initiatives need a living trust?

Online Community Strategy

I was talking about this with some folks at the eMarketing Summit in Portland last week, and the concept of a “Social Media Living Trust&# surfaced.

Sustainable Enterprise: the opportunity

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

If you're in or near the Portland, Oregon area or willing to travel to Portland, you might be interested in Willamette University 's Sustainable Enterprise Certificate program. It consists of three two-day sessions: Understanding System Dynamics, Social Systems and Sustainability Success, and Creating & Implementing a Sustainability Plan. The first one starts April 2. Check out their Web site , and sign up now!

Paint your street

Neighbourhoods

From City Repair in Portland, Oregon. Here’s one way to ‘make drivers move more slowly and expect pedestrians.’ Brilliant.

Slideshare for sharing survey results

Viv Mcwaters

Applied Improv Conference Portland 09 – Feedback. This slideshow brings together a range of my interests. Regular readers will know that I have a thing for improv, and try and attend the annual Applied Improv Conference to get my dose of spontaneity, new ideas, laughs, connecting with old friends, meeting cool new people and a general injection of enthusiasm and potential collaborations.

Space

Viv Mcwaters

A road trip holiday followed by my favourite conference for learning, being challenged, inspiration, lots of laughs and reconnecting with some great mates – the Applied Improvisation Conference in Portland, Oregon. I’ve written before about the flow of work and the seasons, and how my energy waxes and wanes according to the time of the year. This, and the different time zones inhabited by my friends and colleagues, makes for some interesting connectedness – or not!

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Where is “the us” in the nework?

Learning Alliances

The Wordle reminds me that even though CHIFOO is generally a really brainy and geeky group, we participate in its meetings because it’s in Portland and we get Human contact and we figure out who to follow. .

2012 164

Where’s Viv?

Viv Mcwaters

So to partly respond, I want to share my favourite Armando Diaz quote from the recent Applied Improv Conference at Portland. This post is prompted by the question posed recently: “Has Viv dropped off the planet?&#. Well, no… not really.

2009 130

R and Google Spreadsheets (and the context)

Learning Alliances

It expands on a Lighting Talk I gave at the Portland R User Group last Wednesday. R and Google spreadsheets are powerful partners for verification, exploration and delivery of data to people in communities and organizations.

2015 141

Innies vs. Outies

Web Social Architecture

A colleague sent this awesome email the other day, from the outer reaches of darkest Portland: I had carrot sticks with and Portland's IxDA group last night. He was *going off* on how ineffective the agency model is for creating and sustaining great, long-term interfaces/software/websites. He called us shortcuts and a guaranteed method for design failures and that the only way to get the quality of, let's say, Netflix is to go in house and never use an agency.

2009 100

Learning, its context, and me

Learning Alliances

” For the past six months I have done a lot less consulting in organizations and a lot more work in and for the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center. A conversation in a bar the other day made me pull out Understanding Practice: Perspectives on Activity and Context (1995).

2013 130

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Oregon: Portland Press Limited. Source of image. dana boyd has written a post in which she discusses why America is self-segregating and she comes up with a few suggestions such as the role of social media in segregating people into filter bubbles and echo chambers.

Crafting a Great Community / Social Media Policy

Web Social Architecture

The poor barefoot hikers in Portland would pass out! I've said before that there are three crucial elements of online community policy: Legality, appropriateness, and relevance.

Policy 130

Crafting a Great Community / Social Media Policy

Web Social Architecture

The poor barefoot hikers in Portland would pass out! I've said before that there are three crucial elements of online community policy: Legality, appropriateness, and relevance.

Policy 130

A textbook case

Digital Habitats

Problems of indexicality aside, all this work with our book made one heart in Portland, Oregon feel very warm. (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). From my perspective we wrote Digital Habitats as a call to action (and reflection) more than anything else.

2010 130

A textbook case

Digital Habitats

Problems of indexicality aside, all this work with our book made one heart in Portland, Oregon feel very warm. (Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). From my perspective we wrote Digital Habitats as a call to action (and reflection) more than anything else.

2010 130

A textbook case

Learning Alliances

Problems of indexicality aside, all this work with our book made one heart in Portland, Oregon feel very warm. From my perspective we wrote Digital Habitats as a call to action (and reflection) more than anything else.

2010 130

Community Leadership Summit

Learning Alliances

Lots of familiar Portland faces and only one session I went to was a dud. I went to an the Community Leadership Summit un-conference on Saturday. That’s a pretty good average!

2010 130

How journalists can help convene

Chris Corrigan

I was able to do a little process hosting and participating in the developmental evaluation that was going on during the two day conference in Portland. Back in the fall I got to finally do some work with my friends Peggy Holman and Stephen Sliha (and Carol Daniel Kasbari too!)

2016 59

Do you want fries with that?

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s some of my take-away’s from last week’s Applied Improv Conference in Portland, Oregon. This was my fifth improv conference, and my focus has shifted from learning improv to furthering my understanding of how to incorporate and apply improv into my practice. These are tasters – to remind me to write in more detail later. Let me know which ones you are interested in.

2009 100

Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]

e-Moderation Station

And then the TESOL US conference in Portland followed immediately by the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, UK – another 2 weeks of longhaul flights, international airports and jetlag. There is a good reason for my 3 month blogging hiatus.

2014 83

Maintaining a Successful Corporate Community at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Legion of Tech Organizer: BarCamp Portland Subscribe Blog RSS Feed (recommended) Yahoo Pipes Video Podcast Feed Yahoo Pipes Video Podcast on iTunes Uber: My Posts (Multiple Blogs) Subscribe to Fast Wonder by Email Favorite Books Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan Enders Game by Orson Scott Card Anything by John Irving Harry Potter Other books Im reading Events Upcoming Speaking Engagements: SXSW in March Innotech in April Community 2.0

2006 28

Corporate Community Trend: Focus on People at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Legion of Tech Organizer: BarCamp Portland Subscribe Blog RSS Feed (recommended) Yahoo Pipes Video Podcast Feed Yahoo Pipes Video Podcast on iTunes Uber: My Posts (Multiple Blogs) Subscribe to Fast Wonder by Email Favorite Books Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan Enders Game by Orson Scott Card Anything by John Irving Harry Potter Other books Im reading Events Upcoming Speaking Engagements: SXSW in March Innotech in April Community 2.0

SXSW Notes: Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface

Portals and KM

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. Someone put in restaurant inspection scores of Portland restaurant inspection scores in an app so you can see what not to eat. Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending some Adobe sponsored sessions.

2012 100

Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon

Evolving Web

In 1994, I was hired to be the “transportation-land use link” by METRO, the regional government in Portland, Oregon. A few weeks ago, I awoke to a string of tweets by people on the other side of the world discussing what I would say about Systems Thinking’s limitations.

2011 158

Online Community Expert Interview: Dawn Foster, Fast Wonder Consulting

Online Community Report

This month's Expert Interview is with Dawn Foster, Online Community & Social Media Consultant at Fast Wonder Consulting in Portland, Oregon. She is a co-founder of Legion of Tech and is an organizer for the Portland BarCamp and Ignite Portland events.

Community Manager Tip: Reuse Your Work « Fast Wonder: Online Community Management

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Fast Wonder: Online Community Management Thoughts on online community strategy, community management, blogging, social media, Yahoo Pipes and open source.

2006 36

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

Smith, Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities (Portland, OR: CPsquare, 2009) [link]. How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice.

2011 151

Where to Start? 20 Questions for Corporate Social Media

Web Social Architecture

A while back they posted, for example, a video of people moving an entire Portland, OR household by bicycle. Our social media engagements typically start with some kind of assessment, with varying degrees of formality and scope. We have an internal list of questions we use to plan these assessments, some of which are more relevant and important for a given engagement than others. Here they are: 1. Have you formalized the goals, KPIs, and reporting for your social media activities?

Where to Start? 20 Questions for Corporate Social Media

Web Social Architecture

A while back they posted, for example, a video of people moving an entire Portland, OR household by bicycle. Our social media engagements typically start with some kind of assessment, with varying degrees of formality and scope. We have an internal list of questions we use to plan these assessments, some of which are more relevant and important for a given engagement than others. Here they are: 1. Have you formalized the goals, KPIs, and reporting for your social media activities?