I’ve submitted an XTech 2007 proposal

Togeth­er with Edgar, I’ve sub­mit­ted a pro­pos­al for the upcom­ing XTech 2007 in Paris, France. The talk we’re aim­ing for would basi­cal­ly be a large­ly war sto­ries from our work design­ing and devel­op­ing large scale web­sites that adhere to web stan­dards and acces­si­bil­i­ty guide­lines and are pub­lished and man­aged using an enter­prise CMS’s (such as Trid­ion, GX, IBM LWWCM or what have you). Not the sex­i­est of sub­jects, but one we’re well versed in and can give plen­ty of prac­ti­cal advice on. Feed­back from the review com­mit­tee is due Feb­ru­ary 2007. Wish us luck!

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On presentations

One of the most enjoy­able things about attend­ing con­fer­ences is see­ing a lot of peo­ple pre­sent­ing in var­i­ous ways. A while ago I chal­lenged my own pre­sent­ing skills by doing a Pecha Kucha. Today, I attend­ed a class (part of a didac­tics course) on giv­ing lec­tures. Two promi­nent lec­tur­ers (Giep Hagoort and Jeroen van Mas­trigt) from with­in the Utrecht School of Arts gave us a taste of their own unique pre­sen­ta­tion for­mat and the way they pre­pared for a talk.

This trig­gered some things in my head, such as stuff I’d seen before on the web and that could be help­ful to the peo­ple attend­ing the class. A lot of them didn’t seem to be too famil­iar with it, so I’ve decid­ed to col­lect them here. Maybe they’ll come in handy to those who pass by here:

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X-Men 3 mini-review

Poster from X-Men 3 set reading 'Mutant Rights Now' After a nice week­end in Barcelona I sat down togeth­er with my bet­ter half to watch X-Men 3, which was final­ly released on DVD. My over­all impres­sion: anoth­er kick-ass super­hero movie and a wor­thy series finale (I do hope they real­ly stop). Some minor gripes: there were quite a few new char­ac­ters (which is good) but they didn’t get enough time to build into full-fledged per­son­al­i­ties. Most notably Archangel. I also felt the movie start­ed to buck­le under the weight of the huge epic action sequences by the end. I pre­fer small­er scale bat­tles like we had in the first two movies, where you can clear­ly see the indi­vid­ual mutants use their pow­ers (a huge part of the fun of these kinds of movies). All in all: rec­om­mend­ed.

Off to Barcelona

Well, I’m off to Barcelona for a long week­end. It’s been qui­et around here for a while (apart from the auto­mat­ed book­mark posts). Per­haps when I get back I’ll be able to get back into the habit of post­ing more fre­quent­ly. Back in 4.

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