The past six months have flown by, and it is once again time for the semi-annual Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). I’ll post impressions and photos here from time to time throughout the day.
I had the honor of joining David Recordon and Chris Messina for an opening session on main stage, covering OpenID and other technologies of the Social Web. Here’s the presentation we used to structure our chat. It was almost the “Social Web TV” live!
Here’s the view from the stage:
The second session was on Information Cards, led by Reed Drummond:
The last of the morning sessions is Doc Searls on Vendor Relationship Management (VRM), which turns CRM on its head. Great stuff. You can’t and shouldn’t “own your customer”. Doc asks, “What’s another word for owning a human being?”
After lunch, we reconvened, this time in a three ring circle. About to begin the scheduling of the “unconference”.
Here are the key concepts behind the “unconference” model:
Some of the afternoon sessions:
In the thick of it: Sitting with Luke Shepard of Facebook (big news of today, as they became the largest OpenID Relying Party). Folks around us include Angus Logan of Microsoft and Dirk Balfanz and Breno de Medieros from Google.
Sessions in Rooms E, F, and G:
And here’s my post on Day Two.