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  • Teresa Almeida d'Eça
    Dear Joao, Thank you for such a great page of Webhead souvenirs. . . and others. I also thought it was a very good conference. I had the chance to go to a
    Message 1 of 5 , May 1, 2004
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      Dear Joao,

      Thank you for such a great page of Webhead souvenirs. . . and others.

      I also thought it was a very good conference. I had the chance to go to a couple of very nice presentations, among them the two Claire gave. She is a very lively and active presenter, and interacts quite a lot with the audience, which is very nice.

      Mario Rinvolucri had breakfast with Joao and me on Friday and he remains fascinated by the type of work we do. The moment we met at the conference on the first day he asked me if I was doing a similar session to last year! He was also very happy to hear that my article on the Webheads published in HLT, the online magazine he edits, has been successful among us.

      Joao, you must get your colleague - Mario Vieira, right? - hooked on chat. It may be easier for the many questions he seems to have. ;-) Hope he joins WiA soon.

      Have a great weekend!

      Hugs,

      Teresa


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      From: João Fernandes
      To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 6:13 PM
      Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] appi 2004 report


      Hello....

      I have just loaded a photo gallery on the APPI event and it can be seen at http://englishonline.no.sapo.pt/18th_appi_conference.htm

      The conference in general was quite good and I think that most people are normally so fascinated that they don´t really know what to say...as for the questions goes...and I found Teresa's and Claire's presentations very nice and informing for those who know little on the issue.
      Even my friend who went with me is becoming addicted and has been sending me emails all day long to get more information on the issues. Sounds good
      Take CAre
      João

      Teresa_Almeida_d'Eça <tmvaz@...> wrote:

      Dear friends,

      Thank you to those who were able to make my presentation and a special "thank you" to the four presenters: Aiden, Buth, Daf and Vance, and to Andy Pincon for having set up the Webheads Room and making the session possible. A kiss on each cheek to you all. It would not have been possible without your support and fabulous 'patience' during the technical glitch on my side.

      For those of you who didn't make it and may be interested, the presentation is at http://www.malhatlantica.pt/teresadeca/papers/appi2004/ap04onlinecommunities.htm

      A "thank you" also to Bee and Michael for your messages. Things don't always work out the way we'd like, right? I sure can say that about about ten minutes of my presentation. What happened? I don't think I'll ever really know.

      After Bruno, the computer technician, set up the DSL Wi-Fi connection in my laptop early Wednesday morning and I tested everything at Alado with Daf, and then again on Thursday morning, I don't really know what happened or went wrong when Aiden was about to start her presentation. As far as I remember, I had just pressed Enter to go back to a certain URL when I lost the connection. Then, when I got back to Alado, the sound had stopped going through the speakers and had started coming out only through my headset.

      That's when I called Bruno, who also seemed at a loss after checking the configurations and concluding that everything was in order. Anyway, after several attempts at different configurations, sound finally came back through the speakers. What a relief!

      Aiden, thank you for being so patient with me. You must have tested the sound about half a dozen times. Wow! What I put you through!!!

      The audience was so overwhelmed and full of curiosity that only two people left during the glitch. Why no questions at the end? Well, I guess it was all probably so unexpected, impressive and innovative for them that they just didn't know what to ask. In my opinion, Rosie's final comment is a fabulous wrap-up of the audience's general attitude. She was so impressed that she came up to me at the end, later that afternoon and again this morning.

      Vance, at the end of the session you said that you didn't understand why everybody was in such a rush to leave. Speaking for myself, I had a one hour session and had to free the room for the next presenter. I would have continued, believe me! :-)

      My session on blogs was a success and a first of its kind at APPI, as was last year's session with Webheads and its second edition this year. I even had a volunteer, Octavio, set up his first blog in English. I wanted to show people how easy and fast it was. I also had a colleague insert a comment in my APPI 2004 blog.

      Blog pres: http://www.malhatlantica.pt/teresadeca/papers/appi2004/ap04blogs.htm

      My APPI blog: http://teresadeca.blogspot.com/ (I just had a very nice surprise: a second comment.)

      Octavio's instant blog: http://octavio7.blogspot.com/


      This conference was very special to me because of Claire's presence. She gave two great presentations and also met some interesting people.

      We had great moments together with lots and lots of laughter. She really enjoyed getting back to Portugal so many years later. According to her, many things changed, but some are still the same. BTW, I hope she has the chance to tell you about the conference dinner and "show" at the local casino yesterday. ;-)

      Claire and Joao, my husband, got along very well. Luisa was also a great company, together with Joao Fernandes, aka johnnybeja. We left her in Porto early this afternoon. She won't be at TI on Sunday, because she'll be somewhere over the Atlantic on her way back.

      That's it for now! I'm very tired and in need of some sleep. Not much of it these past few days.

      Hugs,

      Teresa

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    • vstevens
      Hi all, I just came across this while posting Teresa s and Joao s comments on our latest chat logs page. Vance, at the end of the session you said that you
      Message 2 of 5 , May 2, 2004
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        Hi all,

        I just came across this while posting Teresa's and Joao's comments on our
        latest chat logs page.

        "Vance, at the end of the session you said that you didn't understand why
        everybody was in such a rush to leave. Speaking for myself, I had a one hour
        session and had to free the room for the next presenter. I would have
        continued, believe me! :-) "

        Woops, I didn't realize I'd been overheard in Portugal. In a way the comment
        was meant to be tongue in cheek but as such comments go, there was also some
        truth in it. Webheads events are so unique as to be beyond many's ability
        to appreciate them. It seems easy for us, we do it so often, but it really
        is a huge feat to pull together so many people online and on site and get
        them together and communicating and then ... well exigencies of conference
        schedules are paramount in such cases. Of course we understand. I'm sure
        we all could have continued as we were just warming up to each other.
        Hopefully appetites will be whetted for more, and then there will be another
        time.

        Tonight's 'usual' session at noon GMT at Tapped In was superb, esp. as we
        mostly ended up in Learning Times and really came to grips with the Ins and
        Outs of it. Great thanks to Elder Bob for his insights and for finding John
        W to delay his Sunday breakfast to walk us through some of the finer points.
        It was a session so enjoyable that, like the Portugal event, no one wanted
        it to end. But in this session we had no 'next session' to run us off so it
        went on till almost 4 p.m. GMT. Here is my writeup on the chatlogs page:

        "The chat tonight was particularly interesting. It was meant to be a repeat
        of our April 22, 2004 session for the benefit of Petroleum Institute
        colleagues who were otherwise occupied on that weekend day. It was
        requested by a colleague named Marc who told me to go ahead with it after
        organizing an audience. However none of the audience showed up
        except for Marc so it was just he and I and a couple dozen Webheads who
        stopped by to entertain themselves and each other, and in the process and
        incidentally Marc. Marc joined us in text chat at Tapped In and obsered us
        cranking up our
        web cams in Yahoo and stayed for the first couple of arrivals at Learning
        Times, but left just as it was starting to get good. In a session where
        Elder Bob explained quite a lot about the interface and even at one point
        summoned Jonathan W to provide more info, we learned (some things I didn't
        know) about how to share apps and desktops in LT. A particularly good trick
        involved reducing the LT tool to a corner of the screen and opening a
        browser in another, then sharing only that browser part of the desktop so
        that everyone else's whiteboard would show just the moderator's browser. We
        also learned how to grant or restrict that capability to others in the chat,
        how to wrest the mic from someone who might inadvertently leave his or hers
        on, and how to set up chats so that people would have to raise hands in
        order to request a
        turn to speak (granted at moderator control). We also managed to get quite a
        few from Tapped In into the LT chat, where they were suitably impessed. At
        one point someone in TI was watching Elizabeth's desktop in LT where my web
        cam was
        pictured and I waved and said that was me, did he see me? He did and was
        amazed.It was a great session and lasted almost 4 hours."

        Andy if you're still reading, that event you plan sounds great, a wonderful
        opportunity for Webheads not only to present but to attend for free, how
        generous. Those times you suggest, particularly "Tuesday morning at 14:30
        GMT in front of our entire audience at Daley College" are suitable for me.
        This is evening after work my time. I could be home and can access Alado
        from there. Or Learning Times, either one.

        Ok, enough for now,

        Vance
      • Maria Jordano
        Thanks Tere and the others! APPI Presentation seems to have been great, as expected... Kind regards, María ===== María Jordano de la Torre Avda. Menéndez
        Message 3 of 5 , May 3, 2004
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          Thanks Tere and the others!

          APPI Presentation seems to have been great, as
          expected...

          Kind regards,

          Mar�a

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          Avda. Men�ndez Pidal, s/n
          14071 C�rdoba, Spain/ Tfno. +34 957 212 130

          TI Office 1915 TI2 Office MariaJ_Ofc - www.mariajordano.com








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