Jumpstart Your Syndication Project

by Ray Matthews on January 15, 2004 at 05:40 PM

A member of Utah's RSS project team asked this week, "what can I read to get up to speed about RSS?" The answer is visit RSS Winterfest! The two-day RSS Winterfest webcast takes place this coming Wednesday and Thursday, January 21-22. It offers a number of programs having direct application to governments with RSS syndication projects. The webcasts start at 8:30 a.m (PST) and will end by 1 p.m. (PST). Attend one day or both days, based on your interest. Attend any session you wish.

The first day focuses on technology and applications for RSS and Internet content syndication. There will be a lively discussion on the "Future of RSS" at 10:30 a.m. by luminaries Jon Udell, Robert Scoble, Chris Pirillo, and Steve Gillmor. Then stay online for Greg Lloyd, President and Founder of Traction Software, who will present a case study of "How the U.S. Department of Justice Uses Weblogs to Coordinate Western U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies," beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Sessions on Thursday explore the business opportunities of how RSS is starting to be used as a sales and marketing tool. The morning offers consecutive tools sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. on content syndication technologies in enterprises. Are weblogs and business compatible? Find out at 10:30 a.m. in the lively discussion of "The Future of Weblogs and the Content Syndication Business."

For details, see the full schedule of events, and speakers.

You should still visit the site even if you can't make the webcast. They've collected links to buckets full of resources addressing the questions being asked by businesses and governments regarding using RSS for marketing, branding, news aggregation, and secure business communications. Just click the links in the upper right sidebar.

We extend our appreciation to MyST Technology Partners and DecisionCast for organizing such a timely event and assembling these productive resources.


The RSS Winterfest EventSpace hosted by Socialtext now has an updated transcript and PowerPoint slides from the "Weblogs in Law Enforcement" session. See: http://www.socialtext.net/rss-winterfest/index.cgi?D1%3A%20Session%208

Posted by: Greg Lloyd at February 4, 2004 08:14 AM