March 2009 Posts

New Common Craft Video: “Computer Software in Plain English”

Check out Common Craft’s latest video, “Computer Software in Plain English,” below. I saw my friend Lee (half of the Common Craft team, along with his wife, Sachi) at South by Southwest and attended his panel, “Shift Happens: Moving from Words to Pictures.” I’ll talk more about that when I get my SXSW recap done!

Back From South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009

I’m back from South by Southwest Interactive 2009 and I’m working on catching up to the big pile of messages and long to do list. The conference was a lot of fun and I hope to have a recap of it up at some point. There is some rough video of my presentation available, with a higher quality recording coming at some point.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended my presentation and the book signing, as well as everyone that I met and talked to during the event. I’ll have more details and the names of some of these folks in the recap. For now, just a huge, general thanks! The conference went great.

Live Video: “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community” Presentation at SXSWi 2009

Update: Embedded the saved stream below. Warning: it’s rough!

Today, March 14, at 1:30 PM ET, I will be speaking at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009. I will be giving a presentation called “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community.”

For those that were unable to make it to Austin for the conference, I wanted to try to stream the presentation on Ustream. The video stream is embedded below. If you’re free, please check back at or a little before 1:30 PM ET today. The presentation will last for no longer than 20 minutes.

It may not work because we are at the mercy of wifi and bandwidth, but I will try my best. The camera angle may also be awkward. Even if it doesn’t work or isn’t ideal, a friend will be taking video for me of the entire presentation that I will post online at some point, as well.

During the presentation, or after, please feel free to provide feedback on Twitter @patrickokeefe. Thank you for watching!

Broadcasting Live with Ustream.TV

I’m at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009!

I’ll be attending the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009 conference in Austin, Texas, from March 13 through March 17. So, things will be a little quiet around here at this time. I appreciate your patience.

On Saturday, March 14 at 12:30 PM, I’ll be speaking, giving a presentation called, “The Art of Responding to Feedback From Your Community.” After the presentation, at 12:55 PM, I’ll be doing a book signing for 20 minutes at the SXSW Bookstore. I’ll probably sign whatever stock they have, so if you miss the signing and still would like a signed copy, please stop by the bookstore!

But, even if you can’t make it to my session and would like to meet up, just let me know. Probably the best way, after March 11,  is to send me an @ reply on Twitter. My Twitter name is patrickokeefe. I look forward to seeing you there!

Hoping to Stream my SXSW Interactive Talk

I did some testing today and I am hoping to stream my SXSW Interactive 2009 talk, “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community,” live online via The presentation starts at 1:30 PM ET, but I’ll probably try to start the stream a little earlier. You will hopefully be able it on the Show channel.

Please keep it in mind that it may not be possible. It will depend on the wifi connectivity as well as the available bandwidth. Fingers crossed, we’ll make it happen! Even if I am not able to pull it off, I will still be taking video that will be posted online at some point.