, author, information architect, software developer, and new media innovator
Jon Udell is an author, information architect, software developer, and new media innovator. His 1999 book, Practical Internet Groupware, helped lay the foundation for what we now call social software. Udell was formerly a software developer at Lotus, BYTE Magazine’s executive editor and Web maven, and an independent consultant.
A hands-on thinker, Udell’s analysis of industry trends has always been informed by his own ongoing experiments with software, information architecture, and new media.
From 2002 to 2006 he was InfoWorld’s lead analyst, author of the weekly Strategic Developer column, and blogger-in-chief. During his InfoWorld tenure he also produced a series of screencasts and an audio show that continues as Interviews with Innovators on the Conversations Network.
In 2007 Jon joined Microsoft as a writer, interviewer, speaker, and experimental software developer. Currently he is building and documenting a community information hub that’s based on open standards and runs in the Azure cloud.
For a brief preview of his keynote, see this video:
Conference Day #2, Thursday May 5th, 9.15 am - 10.00 am
The web embodies a new way of thinking about people, information, and networks. Like the three Rs -- reading, writing, and arithmetic -- web thinking is a competency that doesn't come naturally. In fact it's the fourth R: a set of core principles that enable web thinkers to be effective in a connected world.
In this talk we'll explore seven key principles that web thinkers understand and apply.
The web is as trendy as any other industry. Today's fashionable application or service or protocol is tomorrow's historical footnote.
But web thinkers can see the essential grain of the web, and they know how to work with it. Master these principles and you'll be an effective web thinker -- and actor -- too.
For more on this keynote, read Seven principles that web thinkers understand