Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Robert Scoble coming to SJSU on Thursday!

Thursday's at SJSU is an exciting weblogging session facilitated by Robert Scoble.

Scoble is the Microsoft, Technical Evangelist for the US .NET Platform Strategy. He is a very much in demand speaker. His coming to our campus is very special. The session is free and being offered this Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 in Room 225/227 of the Martin Luther King Library at San Jose State University in San Jose.

Robert Scoble graduated from SJSU 14 years ago with a Journalism degree and he has gone on to great things. He is on the leading edge of what Dan Gillmor, in his book "We the media," calls new media. In his book, Gillmor speaks highly of Scoble.

Scoble is a prolific and popular weblogger and is widely credited for putting a human face on Microsoft.

He will be speaking on the same subject he discussed at the recent Blogger Business Summit
Into the blogosphere: Why blogging changes the way people communicate is the title of his presentation. Simply put, Blogs are eating the lunch of many traditionally architected Web sites. In terms of reach, influence, cost and convenience, the advantages are indisputable and significant. For those still building sites the 'old' way, this hour will reveal why the future belongs to Bloggers. Robert Scoble, who FastCompany Magazine claims "may well be one of the most powerful people in Redmond" has helped shape Microsoft's blogging strategy, and has advised Bill Gates on the market opportunities. Robert will reveal why this new architecture rules and how to take full advantage of it.

This session is co-sponsored by the SJSU Center for Faculty Development and Support and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Please RSVP to Dennis Dunleavy, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communications, (408) 924-3245 or Steve Sloan, IT Consultant, Academic Technology (408) 924-2374. Dunleavy and Sloan are the contacts for this event.

Scoble's weblog is here: http://scoble.weblogs.com

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