ETech News and Coverage

News Release: O'Reilly's Flagship ETech Conference Scopes Out Ideas at the Edge of Innovation

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Mar 23, 2009  Emerging Technology Adopted as Tool for Success Sebastopol, CA, March 23, 2009 - ETech 2009, O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference held March 9-12 in San Jose, urged web technologists and visionaries to grasp the opportunities in today's financial and political turmoil by focusing on work they care deeply about. Through four jam-packed days, conference-goers immersed themselves in revolutionary ideas and emergent technologies they can exploit to succeed... The conference has been O'Reilly Media's flagship event since its inception in 2002, fulfilling the company's mission of "spreading the knowledge of innovators." More than 130 speakers explored the far edges of web innovation, robotics, data applications, urban planning, and more... read more

Mobile Messaging 2.0: ETech 2009: Mobile Phones Reveal the Behavior of Places and People

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by Imran Ali  Apr. 01, 2009
This year's ETech 2009 seemed to have a unique focus on mobile and locative analytics - I've already covered Path Intelligence's work on Measuring Offline Reality and there was an intriguing session from Molly Steenson on the ethnographics of shared phones in urban India... read more

Wired.com: TV-B-Gone Creator Going Strong With Open-Source Hardware

[Wired.com]
by Dylan Tweney  Mar. 10, 2009
The creator of the TV-B-Gone, Mitch Altman, has turned his love of open-source electronic mayhem into a one-man business. His website offers the basic TV-B-Gone, a $20 keychain device with a protruding LED that emits 140 different TV power-off codes, enabling it to shut down 98 percent of all televisions… read more

YDN Theater: Inside ETech: txteagle

[YDN Theater]
by unknown  Apr. 03, 2009
txteagle founder, Nathan Eagle, spoke to a captive audience at ETech a few weeks ago, and we were lucky enough to be there. After his presentation he met with us to share how the developer community can help create additional income ... read more

O'Reilly News: It's Really Just a Series of Tubes

[O'Reilly News]
by Jesse Robbins  Apr. 08, 2009
Molly Wright Steenson hit the Ignite jackpot at Etech this year with her explanation of the steam powered network of pneumatic tubes of the 1800s. If you're someone that, like me, has a [somewhat obsessive relationship with Internet Infrastructure]... read more

Ginkgoo: Etech 2009: It’s like Spore, only real!

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by Reshma  Mar. 30, 2009
Etech 2009: It’s like Spore, only real! March 30th, 2009 by Reshma. Whew! March has been a whirlwind month as evidenced by the lack of activity on the Ginkgo blog. Barry and I had a great time at Etech. ... read more

The Extraordinaries: TxtEagle Talk from Etech

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by Ben Rigby  Mar. 26, 2009
Thanks to Dale for forwarding this compelling talk from Nathan Eagle - He's a like-minded colleague doing mobile phone crowdsourcing in Africa. Awesome.... read more

Mobile Messaging 2.0: ETech 2009: Measuring Offline Reality Like The Online World

[mobilemessaging2.com]
by Imran Ali  
A couple of weeks back I had the pleasure of attending the 2009 edition of O'Reilly's flagship conference, ETech... read more

Tech Radar: Adobe says designers should put mobile first

[Tech Radar]
by Mary Branscombe and Simon Bisson  Mar. 23, 2009
ETech 09: And how Adobe is making green choices easier for designers. Given how much printed material Adobe is responsible for, it's not surprising that Kevin Lynch, Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, used ETech to explore how Adobe's tools might help reduce waste by making it easier for designers to make… read more

Metroactive.com: Geeks in Glory

[Metroactive.com]
by Gary Singh  Mar. 18, 2009
LAST WEEK saw the Silicon Valley return of ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, where programmers and philosophers pool resources with fringe technologists, CEOs, hackers, artists, marketers, urban planners, statisticians, garage software engineers and geeks from every part of the spectrum - all with the future in mind. It took… read more

Wired.com: $12 Computer: Playpower Wants to Save the World 8 Bits at a Time

[Wired.com]
by Priya Ganapati  Mar. 11, 2009
The Apple II computer is long gone, but its heart beats on in the developing world, where 8-bit computers sell for as little as $12. Now, computer scientists see a way of using those ubiquitous, primitive PCs to help kids learn - by playing games... read more

ITexaminer.com: The future of Playpower

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by John Oram  Mar. 16, 2009
ETech 2009: Derek Lomas, co-founder of Playpower spoke extensively with ITExaminer about his goals. The company is working on building the infrastructure for porting backwards from 32-bit Adobe Flash and Sun Java developments to the 8-bit 6502 microprocessor environment... read more

Worldchanging: Bright Green: ETech 2009 roundup

[worldchanging.com]
by Jeremy Faludi  Mar. 17, 2009
Last week in San Jose was ETech, O'Reilly's emerging technology conference. It was a fantastic conference, and a pity I could only spend a day and a half there; but here are some highlights (including a couple I watched online after the ... read more

tomsguide.com: Tomorrow's Concepts from E-Tech Conference : Cheap Low-Power Screens

[tomsguide.com]
by Mary Branscombe  Mar. 20, 2009
Your next netbook could have a low-cost display called 3Qi that combines features from the low-power, One Laptop Per Child XO PC with an even lower-power, electronic-paper-style display with triple the resolution. The screen could also be able to display full-scale graphics for when you want to enjoy video.... read more

threeminds: Playpower Distributes Educational Software in Emerging Markets

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by Jordan Gray  Mar. 16, 2009
Last week I went down to O'Reilly's ETech conference to support Playpower during their presentation by playing some improvised beats off my PSP. It was a lot of fun, and on the surface it makes sense: pairing video-game-console produced music with video-game-console based learning.... read more

PeriodismoCiudadano.com: Covering ETech in Spanish

[PeriodismoCiudadano.com]
by Manuel Maqueda  Mar 24, 2009  Check out these Spanish articles with videos of Dan Gillmor, Mary Lou Jepsen, Eric Paulos, and Rebecca MacKinnon at ETech 2009:

http://www.periodismociudadano.com/2009/03/21/mary-lou-jepsen-luchando-contra-la-brecha-digital/

http://www.periodismociudadano.com/2009/03/18/eric-paulos-moviles-sensores-y-ciencia-ciudadana/

http://www.periodismociudadano.com/2009/03/15/rebecca-mackinnon-el-ingenio-contra-la-censura-en-china/

http://www.periodismociudadano.com/2009/03/12/bienvenidos-a-etech-2009/

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Greenmonk.net: SAP's Chief Sustainability Officer on Carbon Reduction

[Greenmonk.net]
by Tom Raftery  Mar. 20, 2009
I was in San Jose last week for for the O'Reilly ETech conference. I had an opportunity to meet SAP's newly appointed Chief Sustainability Officer, Peter Graf and we discussed SAP's announced aim of reducing its carbon emissions by 51% by 2020.... read more

Yahoo! Developer Network: Impressions from ETech: Design Patterns for a Post-Consumerism

[Yahoo! Developer Network]
by Susanne Edgerton  Mar. 20, 2009
Attending Etech last week for the first time, I was impressed and inspired by the talks and the attendees. I loved the energy and exchange of ideas. One presentation in particular grabbed my attention: Thor Muller and Lane Becker’s “The ... read more

Wired.com: Scratch Lowers Resistance to Programming

[Wired.com]
by Dylan Tweney  Mar. 09, 2009
A new language from MIT's Media Lab makes it easy for kids to develop programs that interact with things in the real world: Pencils, paper, water, and even vegetables. Called Scratch, it's not so much a procedural language as an environment for creating interactive animations, annotated stories, slideshows, prototypes and… read more

Yahoo Developer Network: Inside ETech: Christine Herron on the Meta-Unconference

[Yahoo Developer Network]
by YDN Theater  Mar. 16, 2009
FreeTech was the unconference track at ETech 2009-- two days of unstructured, informative sessions covering a wide range of emerging technologies. We chatted about the art of the unconference with Christine Herron, First Round Capital Principal, venture capitalist, and coordinator of this year's FreeTech... read more

ebiquity.umbc.edu: Microsoft Word add-in annotates text with ontology terms

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by Tim Finin  Mar. 16, 2009
Addressing this critical challenge for researchers, Microsoft Corp. and Creative Commons announced today, before an industry panel at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference... read more

Ugotrade.com: Dematerializing the World, Shadows, Subscriptions and Things as Services: Talking With Mike Kuniavsky at ETech 2009

[Ugotrade.com]
by Tish Shute  Mar. 18, 2009
ETech 2009 was all about making interesting and deeply socially effective technological interventions in the world. And dematerializing products into services seemed to be one of the most powerful concepts elaborated there to accomplish this. Mike Kuniavsky in his presentation, "The dotted-line world, shadows, services, subscriptions,"... read more

Techno Portal: Impressions from ETech: Design Patterns for a Post-Consumerism ...

[Techno Portal]
by Susanne Edgerton  Mar. 20, 2009
Attending Etech last week for the first time, I was impressed and inspired by the talks and the attendees. I loved the energy and exchange of ideas. One... read more

New York Times: Microsoft Releases Open Tools to Enhance Scientific Research Efforts Building on Science Commons Ontologies

[New York Times]
by PR Newswire  Mar. 11, 2009
Breakthrough collaboration helps researchers make easier connections on the Web. REDMOND, Wash. and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 11 -- The nuggets of information necessary for science to progress are often hard to find, submerged deep within the Web, or within databases that can't be easily accessed or integrated. As a… read more

Greenbiz.com: ETech 2009: New Tools for Understanding What's Inside Products ...

[greenbiz.com]
by Jonathan Bardelline  Mar. 13, 2009
This week's ETech 2009 conference weaved sustainability into the various topics covered over its four-day run in San Jose... read more

ITexaminer.com: $12 Indian computers tip up in Silicon Valley

[ITexaminer.com]
by John Oram  Mar. 16, 2009
Etech 2009: While working in India, Derek Lomas came across a $12 TV Computer. He was fascinated by the resemblance to the 8-bit computers he learned on as a youngster. While in Bangalore working on an internship for Qualcomm, Lomas started asking students he was working with at Srishti School… read more

Ugotrade.com: Socializing Location Awareness - "the New Black:" Interview with Chris Brogan

[Ugotrade.com]
by Tish Shute  Mar. 14, 2009
Tim O'Reilly's talks were inspiring at Tools of Change and ETech. His finger is on the pulse as always. Tim O'Reilly's big vision is richly informed by his own lived engagement with tools of change. Tim does not merely narrate how Twitter can facilitate publisher/curator relationships with authors and content,… read more

Style of Design: Sustainable Thoughts From O'Reilly Conf.

[Style of Design]
Mar. 14, 2009
The 2009 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference had a strong sustainability theme this year. One of my favorite prognosticators, Worldchanging Executive Editor Alex Steffen keynoted last Tuesday with some simple and clear rules for the future of sustainable design... read more

Futuresgroup: Day One of 2009 O'Reilly Etech Conference in San Jose

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by JT  Mar. 08, 2009
Brady Forrest (Chair of ETech) kicks off the conference by giving a brief introduction to this year's theme of "Technology of Abundance and Constraints". Main focus will hover around open source software/ hardware, energy identity/ urban planning, low cost computing, and smart sensors. It is also interesting to note that… read more

Opensource Magazine: Microsoft Rubs Shoulders with Open Source

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by Maureen O'Gara  Mar. 13, 2009
Microsoft and the Creative Commons turned up at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and released an Ontology Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007 so authors can add scientific hyperlinks as semantic annotations, drawn from ontologies, to their documents and research papers... read more

MAKE: Blog: Reports on the LilyPad workshop at ETech

[Makezine.com]
by Brian Jepson  Mar. 15, 2009
I had the pleasure of assisting Leah Buechley with her LilyPad Electronic Fashion workshop at ETech. A couple of the participants wrote up their experiences. Writing at The Daily ACK, Alasdair Allan had this to say: The aim for... read more

Zero Gravity: Zoe Keating Performs at ETech 2009

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by Brian Malow  Mar. 14, 2009
One of the many highlights of the Emerging Technology conference was the Wednesday evening performance of Zoe Keating: Using a 17th Century Instrument to... read more

Overmorgen: ETech 09: Frameworks for Spatial Mediation

[Overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 13, 2009
Ben Cerveny, “The New ‘Situation’: Frameworks for Spatial Mediation” on Wednesday afternoon at ETech 09. There were various chunks of this that I failed to note, so these notes are a bit more broken than usual. ... read more

Worldchanging.com: ETech 2009: Adobe on Sustainability

[worldchanging.com]
by Jeremy Faludi  Mar. 17, 2009
At ETech last week, Kevin Lynch from Adobe talked about some sustainability-related things they're working on. The most important-sounding one was actually just briefly mentioned: Acrobat Connect, a web-conferencing tool.... read more

O'Reilly Radar: ETech: Wrapup

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Robert Kaye  Mar. 13, 2009
I've been attending ETech and the P2P conference that preceded ETech and this conference, and this year I've noticed the best gender balance ever. Granted this conference's focus has changed from the very geeky P2P and Web Services ... read more

TreeHugger: ETech 2009 Wrap-Up: Emerging Tech IS Green Tech

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 13, 2009
The fact is, a conference on emerging technology didn't have to talk about green at all. There's a whole lot of cool techy stuff coming out that doesn't have much to do with being green. But the theme of. read more

O'Reilly News: Etech Liveblogging: Lessons from China for the World, Rebecca MacKinnon (Global Voices)

[O'Reilly News]
by Quinn Norton  Mar. 13, 2009
Rebecca explains the current viral anti-censorship protest video: The song of the grass mud horse. (In this case an alpaca) It features videos of alpacas while child sing about the grass mud horse, but the difference in tones between "Grass mud horse" and "Fuck your mother" is just a subtle… read more

Technology Review: Mapping a City's Rhythm

[Technology Review]
by Kate Greene  Mar. 13, 2009
On Wednesday, at the O'Reilly Emerging Technologies conference in San Jose, CA, Tony Jebara, chief scientist for Sense Networks and a professor at Columbia University, detailed plans of a forthcoming update to Citysense that shows not only where people are gathering in real time, but where people with similar behavioral… read more

Inhabitat: The Best of Green at ETech 2009

[Inhabitat.com]
by Mike Chino  Mar. 13, 2009
A Green Design Blog, Sustainable Design Blog, Future-forward design for the world you inhabit - your daily source for innovations in sustainable architecture and green design for the home.... read more

Boing Boing: China's mondegreen war on net-censorship

[Boing Boing]
by Cory Doctorow  Mar. 13, 2009
Quinn Norton reports from the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference, where Rebecca MacKinnon (one of the smartest people in the world on the questions of technology and democracy in China) discusses the state of China's fight against censorship, and what the rest of the world can learn from it.... read more

Venture Beat: Tim O'Reilly prescription for the ailing economy: Work on stuff that matters

[Venture Beat]
by Lee H. Goldberg  Mar. 12, 2009
When publisher, tech guru and part-time social entrepreneur Tim O'Reilly prescribes a new business model to heal the shattered global economy and its equally-bruised ecosystem, should tech execs listen up? Only if they want to be in business five years from now.... read more

Nearfield.org: ikTag and RFID at ETech conferences

[nearfield.org]
by Timo  Mar. 13, 2009
That's why we are giving all of the attendees at ETech RFID tags that can be linked to their conference profiles. Activating your RFID tag and linking it to your profile will be completely opt-in, but with these tags you can interact with several projects we'll have at the conference.... read more

All about Microsoft.com: O'Reilly: Why Tech Business Should Support Obama

[allaboutms.ne]
by Admin  Mar. 13, 2009
Tim O'Reilly had a simple message for the tech community earlier this week at the Emerging Technology conference: Support Obama! Wait, isn't the campaign over? It may be, but the next presidential contest is already around the corner, and O'Reilly believes that there's only a short window of opportunity to… read more

marissalouie.com: Earlier this afternoon, I spoke at O'Reilly ETech Emerging Technology Conference

[marissalouie.com]
by Marissa Louie  Mar. 13, 2009
Presentation title: "Internet Advertising on the Edge". The topic is very close to me: the cutting edge of Internet Advertising. The cutting edge is, well, a double-edged sword: I discussed challenges, opportunities, as well as future innovations in the space. When I say future innovations, I mean things that haven't… read more

Guardian.co.uk: ETech: The truth about China and its filthy puns | Technology ...

[Guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 13, 2009
Giving her speech at O'Reilly's ETech conference today MacKinnon, an academic, blogger and journalist based in China, points out that the NYT story – essentially about a dirty pun that is being used to bait the censors – doesn't tell ... read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: WattzOn's Embodied Energy Database

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 13, 2009
WattzOn's Raffi Krikorian held a talk at ETech about the user-populated database for energy consumption, and showed off a great feature - the Embodied Energy Database, which helps users know just how much power is held within commonly ... read more

techon.nikkeibp.co.jp: ETech Chinese NES Look-alike Turning Into Cheapest Computer

[techon.nikkeibp.co.jp]
by Phil Keys  Mar. 13, 2009
Chinese NES Look-alike Turning Into Cheapest Computer --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (NikkeiBP), ... read more

Guardian.co.uk: ETech: How science fiction helps technology design ...

[Guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 13, 2009
Is science fiction just a conceit - or an important part of helping us create our own futures?... read more

Tech Radar: HP's plastic low power screen that's on a roll

[Tech Radar]
by Mary Branscombe  Mar. 12, 2009
The printed plastic sheets he showed off at the Emerging Technology conference this week aren't actually screens yet - just the backplanes for them - but HP has just set up a company, called Phicot, to make plastic displays using E-Ink.... read more

Gigaom.com: O'Reilly: Why Tech Business Should Support Obama

[Gigaom.com]
by Janko Roettgers  Mar. 12, 2009
Tim O'Reilly had a simple message for the tech community earlier this week at the Emerging Technology conference: Support Obama! Wait, isn't the campaign over? It may be, but the next presidential contest is already around the corner, and O'Reilly believes that there's only a short window of opportunity to… read more

Tech Radar: New LCD netbook display 'rivals epaper'

[Tech Radar]
by Mary Branscombe  Mar. 12, 2009
Pixel Qi has said it will ship a screen that combines the benefits of HDTV and epaper for 10-inch netbooks, according to an announcement at the Emerging Technology conference in San Jose.... read more

Techon/Nikkei Electronics in Japan covered ETech extensively:

[techon.nikkeibp.co.jp]
by Phil Keys  Mar. 11, 2009
Read their coverage here: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/NEWS/20090311/167015/ ... read more

travelsinvirtuality: O'Reilly ETech, social media, and non-profits

[travelsinvirtuality]
by Sue Thomas  Mar. 12, 2009
On Monday here at ETech, CEO Tim O'Reilly's keynote described the way in which the tech industry has been living in a bubble and declared that it should now turn its attention to the 'reality bubble' and work on 'stuff that matters'. For too long, he said, the industry has… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Plantr Uses Recycled Cell Phones to Get Urbanites ...

[treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
What on earth do we do with all these cell phones headed to landfills besides sending them to recyclers? What if there's a way to recycle them without the effort of taking them apart and reprocessing the materials?... read more

Overmorgen.com: Coverage of ETech 09

[Overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 12, 2009
Phil Gyford's ETech 09 Posts -- Phil takes notes and attends a lot of the sessions..... read more

ITexaminer.com: Cybercrime is here to stay

[ITexaminer.com]
by John Oram  Mar. 11, 2009
Alex Stamos, a founding partner of iSEC Partners, gave an overview of how dismal the security is on the Internet. Today's hackers have monetized what was a prank of simply leaving a note saying: We were here! Now, when they break into a site, they steal your credit card information,… read more

Teehugger.com: ETech 2009: Amazing Adobe Tools for Sustainable Design

[treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch presented some great tools the company is working on to help designers be a whole lot more sustainable while creating products, as well as some other great tools for sustainability - including one 3D tool.... read more

Overmorgen.com: ETech 09: Siftables

[Overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 12, 2009
Jeevan Kalanithi and David Merrill: “Cookie Scale Computing: Human-Computer Interfaces as Piles of Gesture Sensitive Displays” on Wednesday morning at ETech 09. A talk about Siftables. Probably best if you visit the site and watch the ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Etech liveblogging: Mobile Phones Reveal the Behaviors of Places ...

[O'Reilly Radar ]
by Quinn Norton  Mar. 11, 2009
Tony is from Sense Networks, and also a prof at Columbia University in comp sci) Starting out with what we have now: Online data isn't disconnected documents, but a network, with links between docs and the key information is the links.... read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Make Making Stuff Clear, So We Can Unmake It Better

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
When it comes to unmaking stuff, we have a long way to go before we're very efficient. But a big road block is manufacturers not revealing how they manufacture a product and what they manufacture it with so that.... read more

Guardian.co.uk: ETech: Getting girls into computing with MIT's high-low tech

[Guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 12, 2009
Can you get more people into understanding electronics through fashion? One crafty researcher thinks so.... read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: It's The Start of the Green Screen Wars

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
When it comes to figuring out how to creat low-cost, low-power computing, Mary Lou Jepsen of Pixel Qi is the woman to ask. At ETech 2009, she talks about how the secret is in the screen, and now getting.... read more

Overmorgen.com: ETech 09: Explosives

[Overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 12, 2009
Christa Hockensmith: “Jackhammers, Polymers, and Diamonds: New Applications in Explosives”, one of the early talks at ETech 09 on Wednesday morning. Hockensmith is from the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico ... read more

ITexaminer.com: Robot builders reveal the future

[ITexaminer.com]
by John Oram  Mar. 11, 2009
David Calkins is a widely respected robot builder. He teaches robotics and computer engineering at San Francisco State University, is the president of the Robotics Society of America, and founder of the international Robo Games/ROBOlympics competition. The room had people sitting on the floor and standing around the walls. Everybody… read more

Fightaging.org: Ouroboros at ETech

[fightaging.org]
by Reason  Mar. 12, 2009
Chris Patil of Ouroboros was at ETech to give a presentation:. To describe, in an accessible manner, recent progress and ongoing current work in understanding the basic biology of aging, including research currently being performed in ... read more

Overmorgen.com: ETech 09: Andrew Dent

[overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 11, 2009
A talk from Tuesday afternoon at ETech 09. Andrew Dent works for Material ConneXion, Inc. He was a great speaker: authorative, dapper in a three piece suit, sounding slightly and entertainginly exasperated. ... read more

Wired.com: Kenya Is On Call for Mobile Crowdsourcing

[Wired.com]
by Ryan Singel  Mar. 11, 2009
"We have transformed the majority of phones in East Africa into a platform that people can use to make money," Eagle told conference goers Tuesday at the O'Reilly Emerging Tech conference being held this week in San Jose, California. "There are 15 million Africans ready to start working on their… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: The Flickr Bike Appears

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
Remember waaaay back in September when we talked about the solar powered Flickr bike? Well it's made an appearance at ETech 2009.... read more

TOKYOMANGO: Sneak peek: Shibuya cell phone video at ETech today

[tokyomango.com]
by Lisa  Mar. 11, 2009
I'm down in San Jose today giving a presentation on Japanese gadgets and technology at ETech. For those of you who can't make it, here's a video clip that I'll be showing. My co-speaker Fumi and I interviewed these teenagers... read more

O'Reilly News: ETech: Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do?

[O'Reilly News]
by Robert Kaye  Mar. 11, 2009
The second ETech session today I'd like to share with you was presented by a personal friend of mine, Jeremy Faludi. Jer started his session entitled "Priorities for a Greener World: If You Could Design Anything, What Should You Do?" by pointing out that if we want to change the… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: AMEE, Your Energy Identity, and Scary Futures to Avoid ...

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 11, 2009
AMEE is short for Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine, and it is a platform that seeks to track the energy consumption of everything. The goal is to make energy consumption and carbon footprints open sourced, so that we become more.... read more

O'Reilly News: Microsoft and Science Commons Team Up To Add Semantic Content to Online Science

[O'Reilly News]
by James Turner  Mar. 11, 2009
John Wilbanks, VP of Science for Creative Commons, gave O'Reilly Media an exclusive sneak preview of a joint announcement that they will be making with Microsoft later today at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.... read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Ending Obsolescence with a Post-Consumerist Economy ...

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 11, 2009
Our consumerist culture has us in a bind, that much we can tell. So how do we design our way out? Lane Becker and Thor Muller propose some great ideas. Click through to watch video on their take on.... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Etech session liveblogging: Mr Hacker Goes to Washington ...

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Quinn Norton  Mar. 11, 2009
(Came in a few minutes late) Greg was a firehose, forgive my errors and omissions. DC is like a university with a really massive ROTC program. If the internet is ethernet, congress is token ring. One person speaks at a time, ... read more

Gigaom.com: Kenya's Mobile Banking Revolution

[Gigaom.com]
by Janko Roettgers   Mar. 11, 2009
MIT researcher Nathan Eagle regaled the audience at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference yesterday with tales of technical innovation from East Africa. "Kenya has some mobile phone services that are years ahead of what we have right now," he said. Eagle was at ETech to present his new startup, Txteagle,… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Things That Make Urban Homesteading Great

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 12, 2009
Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine gave a talk on urban homesteading and how you can go about being a bit of a farmer in the city. He presented quite a few cool ideas, as well as 7 guiding principles.... read more

ITexaminer.com: OLPC developer touts screen design

[ITexaminer.com]
by John Oram  Mar. 11, 2009
Mary Lou Jepsen was founding chief technology officer of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), an organization whose mission is to deliver low-cost, mesh-networked laptops en masse to children in developing countries.... read more

Austrain Futurezone at ETech 2009: Raus aus der Scheinwelt

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by Janko Roettgers  Mar. 11, 2009
Die Emerging-Technology-Konferenz des O'Reilly-Verlags galt lange Zeit als Testgelande fur die Zukunftstechnologien des Web 2.0. Doch die Wirtschaftskrise hinterlasst auch hier ihre Spuren. More Austrain coverage: http://futurezone.orf.at/stories/1503200/... read more

TreeHugger: ETech 2009: New Materials for Sustainable Products:

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 11, 2009
Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion, Inc. gave a talk at ETech about dreaming up new materials that help us create more sustainable products. Part of that includes rethinking natural products and getting creative with things ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Two Thousand People Singing Daisy Bell Together via Mech Turk

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Brady Forrest  Mar. 11, 2009
Bicycle Built for Two Thousand from Aaron on Vimeo. Have you ever heard two thousand people sing and harmonize together? Bicycle Built For Two Thousand splices together over two thousand audio samples to sing the public domain song Daisy Bell, the song sung by HAL at the end of 2001.… read more

Fitzpatrick's Leap: A break for technology

[fitzleap.blogspot.com]
by John Fitzpatrick  Mar. 11, 2009
I'm taking a short break from the job search and learning new tech to... learn new tech. I'm attending the O'Reilly "Emerging Technology" conference. Not a programmer's con, but a truly technology conference.... read more

CreativeCommons.org: Expanding the Public Domain: Part Zero

[creativecommons.org]
by Diane Peters  Mar. 11, 2009
Creative Commons has spent a lot of time over the past year or so strategizing, and worrying, about the current state of the public domain and its future. In particular, weve been thinking about ways to help cultivate a vibrant and rich pool of freely available resources accessible to anyone… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Eco Cities Are Already Here, We Just Need to Cut ...

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 11, 2009
Here's an interesting question: If you could cut-and-paste anything into or out of your city, what would it be? In designing the eco-cities that we have to create in order to survive on this planet, we get to ask.... read more

YouTube: ETech 2009 - Alex Steffen, World Changing

[YouTube.com]
Mar 11, 2009  One Question for Alex Steffen at the 2009 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference: How might we redefine the American life to solve big problems?
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ETech 2009 - Sameer Padania, WITNESS

[YouTube.com]
Mar 11, 2009  One Question for Sameer Padania at the 2009 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference: How can ubiquitous video help drive human rights around the world?
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ETech2009 - Andy Hunt, Pragmatic Programmer

[YouTube.com]
Mar 11, 2009  One Question for pragmatic Andy Hunt: iPhone or Android?
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CMS Wire: Radar and Flickr Enhance the Mobile Visual Conversation

[CMS Wire]
by Chelsi Nakano  Mar. 11, 2009
As the story goes, John Poisson, founder and CEO of Tiny Pictures (Tiny Pictures makes Radar) met Team Flickr at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference in Japan just before they launched what was to become the largest photo sharing service on the planet.... read more

Press Democrat: O'Reilly Media's Emerging Technology conference draws geeks to San Jose

[Press Democrat]
by Nathan Halverson  Mar. 10, 2009
Looking for the next big idea in tech? It might be bouncing around the halls of the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose this week. Hundreds of geeks are holding what amounts to a giant brainstorming session at the annual Emerging Technology Conference. Conversations here teeter on the brink of science… read more

Wired.com: Times Techie Envisions the Future of News

[Wired.com]
by Ryan Singel  Mar. 10, 2009
Nick Bilton, an editor in the New York Times research and development lab, doesn't think much of newspaper. In fact, he doesn't even get the Sunday paper delivered to his house. Thankfully for Bilton and his employer, he's bullish on news. It's just the paper he hates. "Paper is dying,… read more

Guardian.co.uk: Criminals are 'targeting basic blocks of the internet'

[Guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 11, 2009
It seems barely a week goes by without some serious security breach online, a case of identity theft or a huge hacking attack. According to one security expert, though, we've barely scratched the surface.... read more

Talking at ETech this Thursday: DIY for People with Disabilities

[liz-henry.blogspot.com]
by Liz Henry  Mar. 11, 2009
I'm going to be speaking at ETech in a couple of days about technology, culture, and disability/access invention. I'm all fizzy with enthusiasm and can't wait to give the talk and see what people about afterwards!... read more

O'Reilly Radar: ETech: I Just Don't Trust You: How the Tech Community Can Reinvent Risk Ratings

[O'Reilly Radar ]
by Robert Kaye  Mar. 11, 2009
My favorite conference of the year, ETech kicked off its general sessions today and its looking as stimulating as ever! While the topics covered by the conference have become less hard-core geeky, they have become more green and more broad. Sustainable topics, the environment and becoming better global citizens are… read more

Guardian.co.uk: ETech: New screen combines TV, computer display and e-paper

[Guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 10, 2009
The woman behind the design of the innovative One Laptop Per Child computer has a new project: a screen that combines a TV, computer display and electronic paper. read more

Uncommonprojects.com: Uncommon does Etech

[http://www.uncommonprojects.com/]
by josh  Mar. 10, 2009
Join Uncommon Projects this coming week at Etech, O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology conference. We’re thrilled to be participating this year. We’ll be presenting the ybike project Monday and Wednesday evening and we’re also bringing a ... read more

lookingabout.blogspot.com: The View From My Feet: ETech Notes from "Refactor Your Wetware"

[http://lookingabout.blogspot.com/]
by Chris Tengi  Mar. 10, 2009
My morning ETech 09 tutorial was "Refactor Your Wetware," presented by Andy Hunt, the author of the book "Pragmatic Thinking & Learning." Below are some notes I took during the tutorial. Perhaps they will be useful to others. ... read more

The Daily ACK: ETech: Unevenly distributing the future again

[http://lookingabout.blogspot.com/]
by Alasdair Allan  Mar. 09, 2009
ETech is one of those rare conferences where you get to hole up in a nice hotel and sit down and think about things for a week. Day-to-day you very rarely get time to do that, I'm going to try and not waste the opportunity. ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Etech Session Liveblogging: Real Hackers Program DNA (Ginko Bioworks)

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Quinn Norton  Mar. 10, 2009
GB is "Making the process of engineering biology easier." Synth bio is the idea that biology is a technology to engineer novel systems - say drugs, biofuels, other sexy sexy projects. This is to be a flavor of what engineering biology is all about. We will be installing a program… read more

Treehugger.com: ETech 2009: Population Boom, Wealth, and 6 Ways to Stave Off

[treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 10, 2009
As the developing world increases in both population and prosperity, we face an impending global meltdown. Why? Because they're emulating the Western world, specifically Americans, and we've set a really bad example for how to use the ... read more

CNET.com News: How I built an RFID device without hurting myself

[CNET.com News]
by Daniel Terdiman  Mar. 10, 2009
At the ETech conference on emerging technology, a CNET News reporter learns that it's always easier to use a gadget than it is to build one.... read more

MAKE: Blog: Report from the ETech RFID/Arduino workshop

[Makezine.com]
by Brian Jepson  Mar. 10, 2009
I helped Tom Igoe with the RFID/Arduino workshop at ETech, and it was a lot of fun. Really inspiring to watch people explore and make! Alasdair Allan wrote up the workshop over at The Daily ACK: My afternoon tutorial... read more

The Daily ACK: ETech: Ignite ETech

[Dailyack.com]
by Alasdair Allan  Mar. 10, 2009
After a quick break we're back for Ignite ETech. If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Brady is back and introducing Ignite. ... read more

ITexaminer.com: O'Reilly talks about the future

[ITexaminer.com]
by John Oram  Mar. 10, 2009
Some call Tim O'Reilly the person who knows about new technology before anyone else does. O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O'Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics including this week's ETech...… read more

Overmorgen.com: ETech 09: Tim O'Reilly

[Overmorgen.com]
by Phil Gyford  Mar. 10, 2009
I'm currently at ETech, the Emerging Technology Conference, in San Jose, California. I'm going to be posting my notes of some of the talks here as many of them seem relevant to futures folks. Although I'll do some editing, these are quite hasty and I may have mis-heard a few… read more

Guardian.co.uk: $100 laptop spinout boasts triple-threat screen

[guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 10, 2009
The woman behind the design of the innovative One Laptop Per Child computer has a new project: a screen that combines a TV, computer display and electronic paper. ... read more

Ugotrade.com: Making a RFID to Web Interface and LilyPad Electronic Fashion at ...

[Ugotrade.com]
by Tish Shute  Mar. 10, 2009
And I actually managed to make, in Tom Igoe’s, Hands-On RFID for Makers workshop, my first RFID to web interface that could read Etech's elegant RFID tags (also see my photo set on Flickr to get a glimpse of the action in the workshop). ... read more

ITexaminer.com: ETech is where techies congregate

[ITexaminer.com:]
by John Oram   Mar. 10, 2009
O'Reilly's ETech is the place to meet people from all over the world who are serious about technology. RFIDs were handed out to everyone who signed up for the conference. Those are our 'keys' to special benefits. As the event name, ... read more

TreeHugger: ETech 2009: Tim O'Reilly and Our Reality Bubble Burst

[Treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 10, 2009
In the midst of facing major problems like global warming, fossil fuel conundrums, and all the other ailments of the world, we're experiencing a dire economic malfunction. Tim O'Reilly argues that it isn't an investment bubble burst ... read more

YouTube: ETech 2009 - Tim OReilly

[YouTube.com]
Mar 10, 2009  Tim O'Reilly answers the question, "How can companies help employees make a difference in their communities?"
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Press Democrat: Tim O'Reilly goes apostle (again) at ETech Keynote

[Press Democrat.com]
by Nathan Halverson  Mar. 10, 2009
Tim O'Reilly began his keynote at the Emerging Technology conference Monday night at the same spot he left off last year - with a poem. O'Reilly re-read the poem "The Man Watching" by Rainer Maria Rilke, emphasizing the poem's message that losing to a great challenge is an honorable path to… read more

Live Journal: E-Tech day one

[livejournal.com]
by John Fitzpatrick  Mar. 10, 2009
I'm attending the O'Reilly "Emerging Technologies" conference. The is a good con, at least for me and the several hundred others here. Today I sat in on several sessions. First was a session on the human mind, and how the brain processes information. The speaker was Andy Hunt, one of… read more

The Daily ACK: ETech: Monday evening keynote

[The Daily ACK]
by Alasdair Allan  Mar. 10, 2009
My afternoon tutorial is Hands-on RFID for Makers given by Tom Igoe and Brian Jepson. We've been given, well purchased, but you know what I mean, an Arduino mini pro, a bread board and a SonMicro SM-130 module to allow us to read and write to the Mifare RFID tags… read more

ReadWriteWeb: How to: Work on Stuff That Matters

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus  Mar. 09, 2009
Tim O'Reilly spoke tonight at ETech in San Jose, on a theme he has been talking about for the past 6 months or so: working on things that matter in the web world. In this talk though he went into a lot of actual examples, as well as strategies people… read more

Guardian.co.uk: ETech 2009 Tim O'Reilly: 'You don't know the future, but you can rise to meet it'

[guardian.co.uk]
by Bobbie Johnson  Mar. 10, 2009
The technology trendwatcher and publisher officially kicked off this year's Emerging Technology conference in San Jose with a call to arms.... read more

io9.com: The Science of Explosions

[io9.com]
by Annalee Newitz  Mar. 09, 2009
Want to know why a car bomb leaves behind a unique signature in the damage it inflicts? You can learn that and more at O'Reilly's Etech Conference, starting today in San Jose.... read more

happykatie: katie rocks out the interwebs: ETech 2009: Refactor

[happykatie.com]
by Katy  Mar. 09, 2009
Jumping into ETech 2009 with a 3-hour workshop with Andy Hunt (author of Pragmatic Thinking Learning):Andy was frustrated seeing clients make the same mistakes over and over again. Wanted to write a white paper to help jump start client ... read more

TreeHugger: ETech 2009: Lilypad Electronic Fashion

[treehugger.com]
by Jaymi Heimbuch  Mar. 09, 2009
Sewing Lilypad electronic parts onto t-shirt Remember the solar powered bike signal jacket from Leah Buechley? Check her out showing it off at ETech 2009, and find out more about the future of off-grid electronic clothing.... read more

Makezine.com: Make stuff at the ETech Maker Shed

[Makezine.com]
by Brian Jepson  Mar. 08, 2009
We're setting up a mini Maker Shed in the California room at O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference in San Jose, and you buy kits and build them right there. From 11am to 6pm on Tuesday March 10 and Wednesday March 11, come into the Maker Shed, and buy a kit like… read more

tigoe.net: RFID to Web Interface

[tigoe.net]
by tigoe  Mar. 07, 2009
This tutorial introduces a Processing interface sketch provides a GUI for the command-line interface written into the Arduino RFID example. You should read that tutorial first. The sketch shown here also allows you to upload tags it reads to O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference attendee portal, and retrieves the resulting profile.… read more

TOKYOMANGO: Demystifying "Weird" Japanese Tech and Toys at Etech

[tokyomango.com]
by Lisa  Mar. 05, 2009
I'm going to be giving a 45-minute presentation at ETech, O'Reilly's flagship tech conference, next Wednesday @ 2:55PM. It's at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The topic is "Japanese tech culture: Demystifying "weird" Japanese toys and ... read more

Sloppy Unruh: Ethan Zuckerman's Cute Cat Theory Talk at ETech

[Sloppy Unruh]
by Zen Werewolf  Mar. 01, 2009
sloppy unruh is my way to keep notes on a piece of fiction started while the intelligence agents ginsburg, leary, wilson, and william s. burroughs were still alive as dedication to the ripples they left written, tracked, bookmarked, ... read more

Aten Labs:Brady Forest: Chair of Etech, Web2.0

[atenlabs.com]
by Dan  Feb. 27, 2009
I’m pleased to say that from what I’ve been told there’s a fair possibility that if you’ve done soldering before and have any interest in doing live tinkering at a conference, Etech should show up on your radar. ... read more

ETech Preview: Science Commons Wants Data to Be Free

[O'Reilly News]
by James Turner  Feb 20, 2009  John Wilbanks has a passion for lowering the barrier between scientists who want to share information. A graduate of Tulane University, Mr. Wilbanks started his career working as a legislative aide, before moving on to pursue work in bioinformatics, which included the founding of Incellico, a company which built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research and development. Mr. Wilbanks now serves as the Vice President of Science at Creative Commons, and runs the Science Commons project. He will be speaking at The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in March, on the challenges and accomplishments of Science Commons, and he's joining us today to talk a bit about it. read more

Yahoo: YDN @ ETech: We're Open for Change

[Yahoo.com]
Mar. 05, 2009
ETech, O'Reilly's flagship Emerging Technology conference, is back home in Silicon Valley, March 9-12, to explore 'Living Reinvented: The Technology of Abundance and Constraints.' Stop by and see us in Booth #4. Discover how Yahoo!'s developer tools and technologies are reinventing Yahoo! and extending the open Web.... read more

Metroactive.com: Fairmont Blow-Out

[Metroactive.com]
by Gary Singh  Mar. 04, 2009
I CAN'T THINK of any better reason to lurk in the Imperial Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose than to listen to a keynote address titled "Jackhammers, Polymers and Diamonds: New Applications in Explosives." Given by Dr. Christa Hockensmith, the speech will be one of 10 highlighting… read more

Makezine.com: Modding t-shirts at ETech

[Makezine.com]
by Brian Jepson  Mar. 04, 2009
We're bringing a mini Maker Shed to O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference next week (March 9-12, 2009) in San Jose, with kits, demos, and more. Conference attendees will be getting a t-shirt with plenty of blank space, and they can drop into the Maker Shed and apply some of the transfers… read more

theenergycollective.com: Electricity 2.0 Primer

[theenergycollective.com]
by Tom Raftery   Feb. 27, 2009
I'm giving a talk at the O'Reilly ETech conference in San Jose next month (March 11th 2009). The title of my talk is "Electricity 2.0: Applying The Lessons Of The Web To Our Energy Networks".... read more

SanDiego.metblogs.com: AtenLabs vs Brady, Chair of O'Reilly Emerging Technologies

[SanDiego.metblogs.com]
by viss  Feb. 27, 2009
AtenLabs was able to corral Brady for a quick interview. He was kind enough to indulge us. Read on for some squishy hacker-friendly goodness about Etech this year!... read more

ZDNet: ETech 2009 Preview

[ZDNet]
by Chris Jablonski  Feb. 25, 2009
Next month, Silicon Valley welcomes ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. In it's 8th year now, the hands-on confab brings together thinkers, doers and "alpha geeks" to demo and discuss disruptive technologies and business models. The overarching theme for the four-day event that'll kick-off March 9th is how the way… read more

O'Reilly Radar: ETech Preview: On The Front Lines of the Next Pandemic

[radar.oreilly.com]
by James Turner  Feb. 23, 2009
Ebola and the like from our minds, Dr. Nathan Wolfe worries about them every day. Dr. Wolfe founded and directs the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative which monitors the transfer of new diseases from animals to humans. He'll be speaking at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in March. His session is… read more

Forbes.com: Big, Hairy Audacious Work

[Forbes.com]
by Joshua-Michele Ross  Feb. 17, 2009
n March 2008, two days after I joined O'Reilly Media, I found myself at ETech, O'Reilly's emerging technology conference, listening to my new boss, Tim O'Reilly, give a speech about the importance of working on "stuff that matters." His point boiled down this: "We have some really big problems facing… read more

The Inquirer.net: Meet the book bloke who made it big on the Web

[The Inquirer.net]
by Wendy M  Feb. 12, 2009
In a chance meeting at a London show in 1997, Tim O'Reilly explained the secret of his burgeoningly successful publishing business: "I publish books people have to buy." That remains one of his company's guiding principles, along with publishing in areas where the company can offer "significant unique value."... read more

ETech Preview: Creating Biological Legos

[O'Reilly News]
by James Turner  Feb. 17, 2009
If you've gotten tired of hacking firewalls or cloud computing, maybe it's time to try your hand with DNA. That's what Reshma Shetty is doing with her Doctorate in Biological Engineering from MIT. Apart from her crowning achievement of getting bacteria to smell like mint and bananas, she's also active… read more

Forbes: Where Real Innovation Happens

[Forbes.com]
by Tim O'Reilly  Feb. 03, 2009
Don't look for the gilded road to fortune. Look for passion. Forget Silicon Valley. Traditional wisdom is that it represents the model for American innovation: a hotbed of young entrepreneurs with easy access to capital from a large pool of savvy investors.... read more

ETech 2009 Schedule Posted; Early Registration Ends Monday

[oreillynet.com]
by Brady Forrest   Jan. 22, 2009
ETech is a technologist's playground. We specifically design the conference to expose new ideas and learn from the people behind them. This year the focus is on how the way we live is changing - through policy, technology and ideas. The proliferation of sensors, advances in materials and manufacturing, the… read more

Genuine outbreaks of the future

[schulzeandwebb.com]
by Matt Jones   Jan. 26, 2009
...is a phrase employed by Warren Ellis, via the fictional character of Tony Stark/Iron-Man to describe the vigor-restoring shock of the new that we all need occasionally. This year's Etech conference looks like it will be a veritable spa of such treatments, at least, I certainly hope it will be.… read more

News Release: O'Reilly Reveals ETech 2009 Program at Web 2.0 Summit

[oreillynet.com]
by Maureen Jennings  Nov 08, 2008  Sebastopol, CA, November 6, - Registration has opened for ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, scheduled for March 9-12 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Conference chair Brady Forrest has unveiled the program, which explores the technology of abundance and constraints to discover ideas that matter.

ETech is O'Reilly Media's flagship "O'Reilly Radar" event. Since 2002, ETech has put onstage ideas for radical innovation, bringing to light the disruptive yet important innovations that we see on the horizon, rather than the ones that have already arrived.... read more

ETech CFP Ends Friday (9/19)

[O'Reilly News]
by Brady Forrest  Sep. 16, 2008
Hurry! The Call For Participation for ETech 2009 closes this Friday (9/19). We've got a lot of great submissions so far, but we'd like to see more. The submissions will all be reviewed by mid-October. Below are the major themes of the conference. If you've worked on technology in any… read more

News Release: O'Reilly ETech Conference Invites Technical Visionaries

[ETech]
by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep. 06, 2008
Living, Reinvented: The Technology of Abundance and Constraints ETech Opens Call for Participation and Invites Proposals Sebastopol, CA–The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference will explore the technology of abundance and constraints March 9-12, 2009, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. O’Reilly Media and Program Chair Brady Forrest invite proposals for ETech… read more

ETech 2009 CFP: Living, Reinvented

[ETech news (via Google blog search)]
by Brady Forrest  Aug. 04, 2008
ETech's CFP has launched. The theme this year is Living, Reinvented: The Technology of Abundance and Constraints. To that end I spent time with MITs Scratch Team (changing computer education) and the RoboScooter team (changing ... read more

ETech 2009 Call for Participation

[ETech news (via Google blog search)]
by David Pescovitz  Aug. 22, 2008
The Call for Participation is now open and we're looking for big ideas across a huge spectrum of tech/culture, from materials science and synthetic biology to nomadism and sustainable life. From the ETech 2009 site: ... read more
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs