WebLog and associated tools presentation James Robertson: Cincom Wednesday 2:45:00 pm to 3:30:00 pm
Abstract: James Robertson, Product Manager for Cincom Smalltalk, will talk about Blogs, RSS, and news aggregators. Over the last two years, blogs have exploded as a new communications mechanism. While most of the well known ones are political in nature (cf InstaPundit) - there are a large number of blogs oriented towards a wide variety of topics. The Groove project has a blog devoted to the progress of that project. This is an area that should be of interest to project managers - blogs are an excellent way to spread information on your project - both publically and internally.
Over the course of the last year, I've run a blog, devoted to discussing IT industry trends, with an eye on Smalltalk. I'll discuss the technical issues involved in implementing the blog, and the connections that have flowed out of it via RSS and news aggregation. This will involve some discussion of BottomFeeder - an open source RSS News aggregator.