Topics I wanted to repeat and discuss were:
- Community Patent Review Project at NYU Law with participation by Red Hat, GE, Microsoft, IBM and HP - excellent project similar to our Red Hen Spectra project at Cooper Union.
- Web 2.0/User-Centric Architecture and Development Class - a class I am creating at both Cooper Union and Brooklyn Polytechnic. I am creating topics that pertain to rapid development, "web 2.0" concepts (mashups, social media, datamining, etcera) and will have an "unconference" portion of each class where up to three industry experts in the various topics will be invited for a discussion (no lecture, no Powerpoints) on the topics of the day. Cooper students will have a software project to develop using the technologies and methodologies we are discussing. If interested in speaking or learning more, send me an email at my first name at cooper dot edu.
- Cooper Inventors Institute - much like Dave's "unconference" tonight, we are planning on creating "unconferences" on the tech topics of today - limited in attendance and focused on technical issues with a hint of business modeling. These monthly conversations will start in January and will begin with a discussion of "web frameworks". Date will be announced and conversationalists are welcome to send me an email at the above email address.
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