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So I have survived my first day! Except for the opening keynote, which was rather random with very little connection to the topic at hand, all the sessions have been interesting and, once I've had some time to digest, I'll expect they'll be useful too. On topics like creating useable websites and how to figure out what your patrons want and cool new Internet search tools and tricks. I "track-hopped" today, but the next couple of days I expect to spend on the social computing track for the most part, learning about stuff like using RSS and wikis and IM and MySpace to connect with users.

I ran into a few people I knew, from the dotcom, and a vendor rep I used to work with. I left early, though, because the last bit was just a huge schmooze fest and I'm so bad at networking with strangers. Hopefully it will be easier tomorrow, when I might recognize some faces.

And now, time to find some dinner.


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Oct. 24th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
don't shy away from the schmoozing, remember everyone feels just as awkward about it as you do...
Oct. 25th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
I did better at it today, actually going up to a speaker from yesterday and telling her how much I liked her presentation, asking another speaker a question after his presentation (and I even got his card for follow-up), chatting with a few other random folks, including someone I randomly knew from library school, and people at the SJSU reception this evening. Still doesn't come naturally, though...
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