I went to the Silicon Valley Drupal User Group March Meetup. There were 2 topics:
This CSG was being hosted by UC San Diego.
Collaborative Platforms (slides)
Ken Klingenstein of Internet2 spoke first with a round up of the I2 development in the middleware space
Chad Kainz (UofChicago): A view of Bamboo
Michael Gettes (MIT) gave a brief history of the COmanage project and the current status.
Chris Hubing (PSU) spoke on the
Bruce Vincent (Stanford) - I gave some examples of social networking application being leveraged by Researchers, Professors and supporting business processes as well. I then went into some of the technical aspects, adoption and promising aspects of Opensocial. This discussion generated a great deal of interest and motivated a few different institutions wanted to work with Stanford in investigating Opensocial.
Note: Originally, I had 15 min.s for this talk but was asked at the last minute to extend to nearly an hour...not worth explaining why.
Wow! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bunch of acronyms. Ã¢ËœÂº
I was invited to attend one of the University of California IT Leadership Council meetings. http://www.ucop.edu/irc/itlc/welcome.html This is a group of IT Architects and CIOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that meet on a regular basis and cover specific topics. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very much like a Common Solutions Group for the UC system. This particular event was on the topic of Service Oriented Architecture.