Several of us have read Marshall's How to: Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_build_a_social_media_cheat_sheet.php where he integrates data from many different sources and uses various plumbing tools to pull it all together. Marshall is a master of tools like Yahoo Pipes and Dapper, and it will be great to have him presenting at our Jan 27th meeting.
After Marshall presents, we'll be hearing from Jerry (aka @b3gl) about an open source alternative to Pipes. He's put a bunch of thinking into it and has the start of a spec. He'll share what he's thinking with the rest of us.
For people attending in person, you will also get a super sneak preview of something very cool and not yet released from Iterasi. Rumor is that they are going to let us play with it before the general public gets a chance.
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Added by GeekyGirlDawn on January 15, 2009
Sounds interesting, I shall attend! Yah!
That's stuff's old news already! Come ready for new stuff, and please bring your own ideas for sharing too. I'll go down the outline in that post linked above, adding new things I've figured out, maybe even some secrets, and you can share your preferred methods throughout the conversation.
Teach us o wise one
Soooo looking forward to hearing the RSS Maestro play the pipes!