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For a second there, I thought I saw a bunch of bots at Barcamp, but then I realized I was mistaken. But, I must say there were some people that looked really similar to:

@39octane, @annoyabrah, @bemnarvin, @brahdesigns, @cristaldempsey, @Itsnotem, @JaredWwwOs, @JedFelder, @onanything, @s1paulds, @smallfleet, and @twinkhanson.

Torgny claims to have spotted the only real bot to show up at Barcamp: http://twitpic.com/lxo6i #NSFW #SHD

Charlotte UX August meeting recap

After a summer hiatus for the month of July, the Charlotte UX group convened for lunch this past Wednesday at Principle Solutions on Tryon St. They provided lunch from Jason’s Deli, and a posh conference room. We went around the table and did introductions consisting of our titles and roles, for the benefit of the staffing folks, and got down to business. The topic for the month was start pages, and we took a look at Yahoo (which recently redesigned), iGoogle, Netvibes, Pageflakes, and Popurls. We examined interaction patterns and compared interfaces, explored the way different sites allow you to customize your content, and weighed in on what we liked to have on our personal start pages.

As far as group news and general info, it sounds like the Charlotte UX community on Ning may become our central spot on the web for discussion and event info. The Facebook group will remain, as an additional place to interact, and the current Charlotte-UX.org might be redirected to the Ning site.

For those who have recently inquired:

The Charlotte UX group (formerly IA Cocktail) is a group of professionals (students and other interested parties are welcome as well) in the Charlotte, NC area specializing in User Experience. The group holds regular meetings and events to share information of mutual interest and provide networking opportunities. Members have expertise in Interaction Design, Usability Engineering, Graphic Design, and Information Architecture.

We hope you’ll join us at our next event.

Charlotte UX June meeting recap

ioThe Charlotte UX group met yesterday at Modis, Uptown. Good turnout, pizza, and conversation. I dropped some Pecha Kucha knowledge, and hopefully generated some interest for PK Night vol 4 in August. Greg Corrin talked about Google Wave and let us play with the Android phone from the Google I/O developer conference.

Twitterers in attendance: I met @wwwmarty IRL for the 1st time, saw my coworker @shelkster, saw @inkblurt, @gcorrin, and watched @jorah knitting some funky wool socks.

In other Charlotte UX news, we’ve officially abandoned Evite for event administration and, for now, that is handled at charlotte-ux.org. We’re also trying out a Ning site, so if you want to check that out, post something in the comments (it’s invite-only for now).

BarCampCLT roundup

Collected lots of pics and follow-up posts from this past weekend’s BarCamp in Charlotte. I’ll post a cleaned up version on cultivate creativity this weekend. If you know of more, post up in the comments. Also, let me know if you’d like to be credited differently than what I’ve done here…


A bunch of photos are up on Flickr. Here’s a quick link to everything tagged “BarCampCLT”
More specifically, here are contributions from Andy Ciordia, Wayne Sutton, David Zimm, Lisa Hoffmann, Brian Cary, Matt Tyndall, Gregor Smith, Brian and Cara, Neil Cowley, and James Willamore. Taking the road less Flickred are pics from Carolina Nightlife and Alphatracks. We’ve got pre-party photos from Matt Tyndall and James Willamore, and James also has a cool set of the CLT Blog crew.


CLT Blog streamed video live from the event, and has a couple segments still looping.
Justin Ruckman talks about Charlotte’s first Barcamp by Wayne Sutton
BarCampCLT – Videos (OLPC and The Future of Journalism sessions) by LifeTech101
Meeting of the Minds in Charlotte! New Wave by StormanNorman

Blog posts

Reflections on BarCampCLT (1-24-09) by Mr R.
BarCampCLT: Signs of Creative Life in the Queen City? by Steve Knight
A Remote Organizer by Phillip Dodds
BarCampCLT Meets Filmblazer by Jamie of Filmblazer
How to Make Money Online by Corey Creed
Shooting BarCamp Charlotte with a M42 lens on the A350 by Alphatracks

Charlotte WordCamp = The Ultimate Tweetup

Had a great time at WordCamp today. The crowd was a great mix of individuals with a highly varied level of experience with blogging. Twitter was a popular topic, and by a show of hands, it looked like about 80% of the ~100 people in attendance were Twitter users.

Personally, I saw a lot of familiar faces, connected new faces to familiar names, and connected with some folks for the first time. Here’s the run-down, in no particular order, as best as I could manage:

Twitterers I’ve met IRL before, and saw today:

Twitterers I follow and met today for the first time:

Also following, but didn’t get a chance to speak to:

People I met, and follow as of today:

And, finally, some folks I now follow, but didn’t get a chance to speak to:

Wow. That’s a boatload of Twitterers. And that must only be about half the people who’s hands I saw raised. If I forgot to add you, or just never caught your twitter name, please let me know in the comments.

PS – maybe I should mention that I am @budesigns. :0) Also, the event has a Twitter presence at @cltwordcamp.