Event: Boston IxDA Bookclub kick-off: Josh Porter discusses Designing for the Social Web

23 Mar 2009 - 1:38pm
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Boston IxDA
2008

To promote the free exchange of ideas in the local user experience
community, Boston IxDA is changing the format of the social night. Where we
would normally meet up for drinks & food every third event we are going to
focus the discussion on Design against a back drop of a User Experience
Bookclub.

The first event in the series will see Joshua Porter discuss his book
Designing for the Social Web http://tinyurl.com/5hvqur on April 23rd

Location: Trident bookstore on Newbury St, Boston http://tinyurl.com/9fzay

Josh will discuss the book and there will be a Q&A session with a little
twist - watch this space!

We have a great list of authors lined up for future events, however, that is
only half of the new format. We've had a few inquiries about the
possibility of sharing or swapping UX Books. We've put together a framework
that will enable people to connect and meet this goal. Here's how it
works; First you list the books you are willing to share on
http://www.librarything.com, and tag them with ixda_boston_bookclub. Give
us your librarything url and we'll share it with the community. People can
then parse the list of book sharers and then contact them via email.

There is no requirement to sign up to this but if you are interested, please
follow these steps;

Step 1 (optional): Create a catalog of books on the free service
Librarything

http://www.librarything.com/

Step 2: Become a Boston IxDA book club member by signing up here;

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pQG39RalBf4Mo46qeqoPoVw&hl=en

Step 3: To view a list of members and to explore the books available, visit
the link below:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pQG39RalBf4Mo46qeqoPoVw

Step 4: Interested in borrowing a book? Contact the owner and meet them at
the event or arrange a time.

Note! It is up to book owners to track who they lend books to.

We would like to thank Eva Kaniasty
http://www.ixda.org/profile.php?id=kaniasty for first suggesting this and
then taking on the task of organizing the event. In the future we aim to
make this a self organising social where members can connect, share &
propose topics for the bookclub.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd of April. /The
BostonIxDA team
--
IxDA Boston organisers: Lisa, Jesse & Pauric at bostonixda
http://www.bostonixda.org

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