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Thursday, August 26
 

9:15am

James J. Browne (NUI Galway) - Welcoming session

The president of NUI Galway, Dr. James J. Browne, will open the proceedings.


Thursday August 26, 2010 9:15am - 9:30am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

9:30am

Darragh Doyle (boards.ie) - boards.ie: who we are, what we do, where we are going

This talk will be about boards.ie, Ireland's largest community website: its evolution, some statistics, where it fits into the Irish web landscape, and some of the things our members do.



Thursday August 26, 2010 9:30am - 10:00am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

10:00am

Declan Elliott (091 Labs) - Open community labs, creative spaces and doocracy

This talk will give some background to the setting up of 091 Labs, Galway's hackerspace, and also more generally about open spaces for creative collaboration and the principle of doocracy.



Thursday August 26, 2010 10:00am - 10:30am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

10:30am

Tea and coffee
We will serve tea, coffee and muffins at this break.

Thursday August 26, 2010 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

11:00am

John Conroy (NUI Galway) - Applications of Twitter data extraction for business and research

This talk will discuss extracting data from Twitter, describing some recent trends both globally and from an Irish perspective.



Thursday August 26, 2010 11:00am - 11:30am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

11:30am

Blaine Cook (Osmosoft) - Webfinger: a portable identity for the Web

This talk will describe WebFinger, a method whereby e-mail addresses are made more valuable, by letting people attach extra information such as profile data or avatars to them as a means of online identity.



Thursday August 26, 2010 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

12:00pm

Henry Story (Sun Microsystems): WebID: From blogging to a secure social web

This talk will discuss WebID, a secure identity system based on FOAF and SSL, and how it can be used to create distributed social networks from blogs. The talk will also mention some potential applications for WebID-based systems including government services.



Thursday August 26, 2010 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

12:30pm

Lunch
We will have a light lunch break for one hour.

Thursday August 26, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Moffetts Orbsen Building, NUI Galway

1:30pm

Dan Gillmor (Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship) - Keynote: A new kind of media literacy for a networked age

This keynote talk will discuss the need for more activist media consumers in addition to more responsible media creators, whereby a new kind of media literacy has to be designed for a networked age.



Thursday August 26, 2010 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

2:15pm

Charles Dowd (Facebook) - The Facebook Platform

This talk discuss the Facebook Platform and some recent developments from the world's largest social network.



Thursday August 26, 2010 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

2:45pm

Chair: Ade Oshineye (Google), Charles Dowd (Facebook), Blaine Cook (Osmosoft), Darragh Doyle (boards.ie) - Panel: Social networks versus conversational networks

This panel session will be about differing types of online networks: those oriented around people and their social or professional connections, and those formed when people connect and converse through shared discussion topics of interest.



Thursday August 26, 2010 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

3:45pm

Tea and coffee

We will serve tea and coffee before the last session of day one.


Thursday August 26, 2010 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Foyer Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

4:15pm

Bill Liao (XING) - WeForest: a social network dedicated to reforesting the planet

This talk will discuss WeForest, an initiative that aims to leverage social media and social networks for a worthy cause: the reforestation of twenty million square kilometres of stripped land. The talk will cover how WeForest is using various social media channels for campaigning and the progress so far.



Thursday August 26, 2010 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

5:00pm

End of day one

We will have some closing comments and a preview of day two, and wrap up until the bus leaves for the conference dinner in Kinvara, County Galway.


Thursday August 26, 2010 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

8:45pm

Medieval banquet - Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, County Galway

The conference dinner will be a medieval banquet event held at Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, County Galway. A bus will leave from the Quadrangle, NUI Galway at 8 PM, and will return from Kinvara after the banquet at 11 PM.


Thursday August 26, 2010 8:45pm - 10:45pm
Banquet Hall Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, County Galway
 
Friday, August 27
 

9:00am

Opening of day two

The conference will resume for day two.


Friday August 27, 2010 9:00am - 9:15am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

9:15am

Stowe Boyd (/message) - Keynote: Social media blur: blogs, networks, streams

This talk will discuss the evolution of blogs and social networks, and how comments and other content items are becoming part of real-time streams.


Friday August 27, 2010 9:15am - 10:00am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

10:00am

RuairĂ­ McKiernan (SpunOut.ie) - Spinning out social media successfully for an NGO/charity

This talk will discuss how non-government organisations and charities can leverage social media to assist with worthy causes, using the SpunOut.ie website as an example in point.



Friday August 27, 2010 10:00am - 10:30am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

10:30am

Tea and coffee
We will serve tea, coffee and muffins at this break.

Friday August 27, 2010 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

11:00am

Fergus Hurley (Clixtr) - From Galway to Silicon Valley and TechCrunch 50: building and raising capital for a consumer Internet startup

This talk will be about Fergus' experiences setting up a consumer Internet company in Silicon Valley, from raising capital from venture capitalists to technical infrastructures and team capabilities.


Friday August 27, 2010 11:00am - 11:30am
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

11:30am

Laurent Walter Goix (Telecom Italia) - A context-aware mobile social Web

This talk will discuss context-aware multimedia content sharing, social communities and mobile advertising.



Friday August 27, 2010 11:30am - 12:00pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

12:00pm

Ronan Skehill (Cauwill Technologies) - Apps are bad

It is universally agreed that mobile access to the Internet is growing in importance. What hasn’t been agreed is the debate of native apps vs. web apps for accessing online content. This talk will cover the arguments for and against each approach.

 



Friday August 27, 2010 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

12:30pm

Lunch

We will serve a full meal at this lunch break.


Friday August 27, 2010 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Moffetts Orbsen Building, NUI Galway

1:30pm

Deanna Lee (New York Public Library) - Keynote: Communications 2.0: social media, storytelling, and standing out

How do you stand out in today's crowded social media landscape as people and companies put out increasingly creative multimedia, news feeds, and promotion? This talk will discuss multipurposing original content and maximising partnerships. At the same time, you can't leave behind old-school basics of great storytelling, savvy marketing and making yourself a trusted source. 



Friday August 27, 2010 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

2:15pm

Werner Breitfuss (Hypios) - The impact of social media on expert finding

Werner will discuss the impact of social media on solver search strategies, and the use of social channels to contact problem solvers.



Friday August 27, 2010 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

2:45pm

Chair: Mark Cahill (Social Bits), Laurent Walter Goix (Telecom Italia), Fergus Hurley (Clixtr), Ronan Skehill (Cauwill Technologies) - Panel: The rise of location-based media sharing and social networks

This panel of experts will discuss the rise of geospatial-oriented social platforms and services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, etc.



Friday August 27, 2010 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

3:45pm

Tea and coffee

We will serve tea and coffee at this break.


Friday August 27, 2010 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Foyer Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

4:15pm

Gabriela Avram (UL), Brian O'Donovan (IBM) - Who am I: social identity in enterprise social networking

This talk will discuss identity management in a corporate environment, in particular in the context of globally distributed corporations, and related aspects such as presentation and reputation of an individual.



Friday August 27, 2010 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

4:45pm

Ted Vickey (Fitwell Inc.) - Social media and LinkedIn for business

This talk will describe methods to derive maximum impact from your LinkedIn profile and connections.


Friday August 27, 2010 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway

5:15pm

Closing remarks

The conference chairs for BlogTalk 2010 will bring proceedings to a close.


Friday August 27, 2010 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Room IT250 Information Technology Building, NUI Galway