There has been some fantastic coverage of the Defrag conference and I have a great set of notes that I was planning on blogging. So instead of being repetitive, I reviewed the inputs of others and wanted to provide a digest of what I think is some of the solid coverage. I may touch specifically on some of concepts of Defrag, just not in this post. Here are some of the hightlights:
- Five Themes of Defrag – Sean Ammirati, who writes for Read/WriteWeb, provides a good set of themes that are consistent with my notes from the meetings. Really shows the diverse of set of complex topics that were covered at the conference. My opinion is that the topics covered are all in-depth conference-worthy topics in and of themselves.
- Kevin Marks Discusses OpenSocial – Sean, covers Kevin’s session which you can imagine was quite popular due to the OpenSocial announcement that week.
- Zawodry refines the Defrag focus – touches on Jeremy Zawodry’s, of Yahoo! Developer Network, talk. I found his presentation interesting as it discussed the Yahoo! web service direction and I had no idea that Yahoo!’s number two web service is called “term extractor”.
- How to Hit the Enterprise Bullseye – Andrew McAfee wrote a great post regarding the sphere of influence where Enterprise 2.0 solutions can touch within a company. His review of strong, weak, potential and none networks was very insightful and he also touched on how E 2.0 tools can apply. If I had known he was going to write this solid of a post regarding his talk I could have saved some carpal tunnel taking so many notes.
- Graeme Thickins – Graeme wins my personal award for extent of coverage of the event. Here is the list:
- Defrag Conference: Brainstorming the Next Big Thing
- The Rise of the Implicit – K.G. Schneider from Free Range Librarian covers this, her talk and other element of the conference in here post as well.
- Social Intelligence Panel
- Social Networking in the Enterprise – this one was a little too vendor-centric for my taste but it covered tangentially some very interesting issues that these companies face.
- Attention, Gadgets, Identity – Alex Iskold, who writes for Read/WriteWeb and also is trying to redefine the commerce space through attention and consumer aggregation technologies spoke about information silos.
- Enterprise 2.0 – If you want a third party perspective on McAfee’s talk linked above…
- Final Tidbits – Graeme covers the Next Level Discovery panel that I was on. I’m not sure how I feel about being a final tidbit?
- Defrag, Information Underload – Paul Kedrosky, a blog I follow a lot is a passionate and fantastic moderator. Tht said, I didn’t really agree with a lot of the “information underload” tone in the panel conversation and I am trying to put some thoughts together on it. Suffice it to say, there is a big information overload problem right now.
- Dan Farber @ ZDNet – Dan was in attendance at Defrag and obviously covered the event as thoroughly as usual. Here are four of his posts from the event:
And of course, if you want some of the most thorough thinking of the items covered at the conference, particular for the lead-up, there is no better place than the Defrag blog itself. Eric Norlin did a great job putting the conference together, brought a very interesting, insightful group of thought leaders together to talk passionately about where the web is going, what we need to be thinking about and why it matters. Great stuff.