I just booked flights to San Francisco and Seattle, leaving on Friday. Ulla is going to launch the Thinglink beta at Maker Faire on Saturday. Coolio!

Ulla booked us a room at this wacky hotel in San Francisco for the weekend. I don’t know where we’ll stay after that. On May 5th we’ll go to Seattle and attend MSR’s Social Computing Symposium.

I have very little planned so let me know if you want to meet up to talk biz, go skateboarding, debate social theory or just hang out in the Bay Area next week or the following week.

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vanderwal
April 19th, 2006 at 8:18 pm (#)

The Triton is a fun hotel. I am currently staying down in Sunnyvale/Mt. View to Saturday. I may be going by the Maker’s Fair. It is great news about Thinglink! Congrats all around on that front.

Elle & Van
April 26th, 2006 at 10:11 am (#)

Not sure how I stumbled onto your weblog, or if this comment will be relevant to your life/work… but here it is… my son, Van Engstrom, is in primary school in Portland, Oregon, USA, where we live. I think it’s interesting that in his school and in most public schools, the model for learning is more like a social network than a traditional teacher-as-authority-figure, student-as-passive-learner situation. They work in groups and are encouraged to ask peers for help on tasks, before asking the teacher – thus kind of fostering a social network model, with a heavy reliance on peer networks, rather than an heirarchical model. I’ve been watching this for a few years now and have been wondering what impact this learning model will have on their lives in the future… Well, I hope this is of some interest to you and enjoy your trip to the West Coast!

Elle & Van
April 26th, 2006 at 10:11 am (#)

Not sure how I stumbled onto your weblog, or if this comment will be relevant to your life/work… but here it is… my son, Van Engstrom, is in primary school in Portland, Oregon, USA, where we live. I think it’s interesting that in his school and in most public schools, the model for learning is more like a social network than a traditional teacher-as-authority-figure, student-as-passive-learner situation. They work in groups and are encouraged to ask peers for help on tasks, before asking the teacher – thus kind of fostering a social network model, with a heavy reliance on peer networks, rather than an heirarchical model. I’ve been watching this for a few years now and have been wondering what impact this learning model will have on their lives in the future… Well, I hope this is of some interest to you and enjoy your trip to the West Coast!

adi
April 27th, 2006 at 9:23 pm (#)

jyri, how long are you here? dammit, i missed you by days.
-a

Jyri
April 28th, 2006 at 7:58 pm (#)

We’ll be back in SF next week and plan to stay until next Thursday or Friday. We actually discovered a hotel right around the corner from the Triton that we really like. It’s Hotel des Arts. We stayed in a room painted by young local artists for $50 a night. Free Wi-Fi, bagel breakfast included. We’re thinking to go back next week.

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