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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?

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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