Ed comments on the meeting in his blog entry, "Talkin’ About Web 2.0 in Chicago", and here’s a link to Ed's public downloads where you can currently (April 9, 2007) find mind-maps (they're PDFs whose file names start with Web2) like the one he used in his presentation.
Presented as a Joint Program with CQAA
For March only: Special
time & PRE-REGISTRATION required
Space is limited, so please follow these PRE-REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS as soon as possible.
(formerly SBC Center Campus)
AT&T Institute Atrium & Auditorium – Room 129
(See directions and parking information.)
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Networking 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Program 6:15 – 8:00 PM
Program: What IT Departments Need to Do About Web 2.0 in
2007 to Avoid Being Irrevocably Left Behind
Presenter: Ed Yourdon
The “paradigm” of the original Web (or Web 1.0, as it’s now called) was that of corporate/government organizations publishing “content” to be consumed by large numbers of customers or citizens.
The paradigm of Web 2.0 is that of “content” being created by customers and the entire Internet community, as well as corporations and the “mainstream” media. Sometimes this grass-roots content is aggregated and distributed by the traditional publishers; but often it exists as tiny, stand-alone creations on the Internet – such as the millions of blogs, photographs, and video clips that have sprung into existence in the past few years.
What does this mean for companies in today’s competitive environment? Most important, it’s forcing them to adopt a more “open” approach to their systems: instead of closed, proprietary systems and databases, more and more companies like AOL, Yahoo, and Google are providing “API” interfaces so that end-users and small software providers can add their own content.
Other companies are focusing on the social aspect of Web 2.0, by emphasizing the collaboration opportunities of an Internet-enabled society. Some observers refer to this as the “wiki phenomenon,” after the highly popular “Wikipedia” website; others refer to it as “crowdsourcing,” to emphasize that literally millions of individuals can contribute their ideas, suggestions, digital content (e.g., images), and skills to a shared activity.
Technology certainly plays an important role in the new Web
2.0 world, with XML,
A veteran of the IT industry for over 40 years, Ed Yourdon has been involved in Web 2.0 since its beginnings in the 2002-2003 period, and he currently consults, lectures, and writes about various aspects of the new technologies. Ed will summarize the technologies, and identify the strategic issues facing IT managers and senior executives.
About the Presenter
EDWARD YOURDON is the author of more than two dozen books, including Byte Wars, Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Death March, Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer, and Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. His latest book OUTSOURCE: Competing in the Global Productivity Race, provides practical strategies for individuals, small businesses, and the nation to cope with this wave.
According to the December 1999 issue of Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Ed Yourdon is one of the ten most influential men and women in the software field. In June 1997, he was inducted into the Computer Hall of Fame, along with such notables as Charles Babbage, Seymour Cray, James Martin, Grace Hopper, Gerald Weinberg, and Bill Gates. Ed is widely known as the lead developer of the structured analysis/design methods of the 1970s, as well as a co-developer of the Yourdon/Whitehead method of object-oriented analysis/design.
Ed has worked in the computer industry for 40 years, beginning when Digital Equipment Corporation hired him in 1964 to write the FORTRAN math library for the PDP-5 and the assembler for the popular PDP-8 minicomputer. During his career, he has been involved in a number of pioneering computer technologies such as time-sharing operating systems and virtual memory systems.
Several of his books have been translated into Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, Polish, and other languages; and his articles have appeared in virtually all of the major computer journals. He has been a keynote speaker at major computer conferences around the world.
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Sign-in, Informal Networking & Refreshments
6:15 – 6:30 p.m. CQAA and C-SPIN announcements
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation including Q & A
Note that Sign-in will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please arrive early enough to sign in by 6:00.
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From I-90 Northwest Tollway exit North on
Parking is available in covered lots W2 or W3 and additional
parking is available in the upper level parking lot W1. Look for parking spaces towards the west side
of the parking structures. Then walk to
Map of the AT&T Campus Center (AT&T is still referred to as SBC and Ameritech on the map.)
All these programs are planned to be held at the AT&T Institute Auditorium.
Be sure to check the C-SPIN website [http://www.c-spin.net/] to confirm details.
Future program topics are to be determined.
Typically programs are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.
April 4, May 2, June 6, *** Summer Break ***, September 5, October 3, and November 7
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Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of,
C-SPIN is a leadership forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and practical ideas. We promote achieving higher levels of process maturity, software quality, and mutual respect. Companies, academic institutions, government organizations and individuals are invited.
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