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Oct 24, 2006: Why we need UXnet, #18

Keith Instone's predicament. Lack of a shared UX events calendar and no coordination between UX-related organizations mean that we—and they—all lose. Dang. That's why a bunch of us volunteers keep plugging away at UXnet. Which will launch a major upgrade soon, BTW...

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Comment: peterme (Oct 26, 2006)

I honestly don't see it as a loss. I see it as a sign of remarkable health!
Also, Keith Instone is a rare bird to want to engage across all those events. They have rather distinct audiences.

And for event coordination, why not leverage existing things like Upcoming.org's experience design group?
http://upcoming.org/group/487/

No need to reinvent any wheels.

Comment: Keith Instone (Oct 26, 2006)

I was not complaining - just pointing out a day that stood out. I will leave it up to others to determine if October 24th was a day to celebrate or bemoan.

I started with my personal calendars and noticed the 5 events on the same day. I used [http://eventful.com/calendars/C0-001-000002941-1] Eventful, [http://www.acm.org/events/] ACM, [http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm?alias=eventcalendar] AIGA, [http://degraaff.org/hci/] HCI Index and a few other calendars to see if there was something else I was missing.

I was expecting a comment on my blog like "you are psychotic, why do you find all of those things interesting?". "Rare bird" is a nicer way to say it.

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