Week 30

Just recently we passed our 6 month mark, so we’re officially out of the wood. That said, let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to since, and at what’s ahead. Also: a four day work week, a video of our Uncomfortable Talk, and Friday at six.

Just recently we passed our 6 month mark, which I guess means we’re officially out of the woods. That said, we’re not overly prone to nostalgia, so let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to since, and at what’s ahead.

This past week was a short one thanks to Easter holiday, but it was also pretty productive. (We should explore the idea of 4 day work weeks more in-depth. The 37signals experiment comes to mind.) Among many other things, I submitted a panel proposal for Web2Expo NY (fingers crossed), we’ve been polishing the program for the Social Layer track for Next Conference (17/18 May), Igor visited SIME in Vienna.

We celebrated the short week and the early summer weather with Friday at six, a spontaneous meetup at nearby bar Luzia, and we were overwhelmed with the turnout – there were easily 20 or so folks. That’s a fantastic way to kick off the weekend, so thanks a lot everybody. We should probably do this more often. How about this coming Friday?

We’ve been working on a neat side project with the good folks at LHBS. Too early to really announce it quite yet, but expect some cool stuff soon. LHBS also just posted a video of our Uncomfortable Talk – that’s a great series of talks and presentations LHBS initiated recently around the notion of “being uncomfortable”. Fantastic stuff, really. There’s also some announcements coming up around Cognitive Cities.

Our travel schedule this week is nicely calm: I’m posting this from a train back to Berlin, where we’ll all be staying for the rest of the week. Yes, really.