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  • Blog Post: Virtual Ark struggling to find a good developer

    I got an email recently from Emma Pudney, EVP Product Strategy of a new startup called Virtual Ark . I’ve known Emma for ages, going back to the early days of ninemsn and the team from Hostworks in Adelaide. So, when Emma asks for help, I’m going to try and assist. This is the job description --- If...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

    There were two announcements from a few weeks back , which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including...
  • Blog Post: Stories of Microsoft partners doing cool stuff

    I came across these sites featuring stories of Microsoft partners who are doing cool stuff Blue Acacia Builds Web Solution; End Users Build Motorcycles ... in 3D Out-of-the-Box web design helps Pink and Yellow Media deliver The rational is explained at the bottom of the page About this page This Space...
  • Blog Post: What Are We Talking About On My Panel At Mix08?

    I've got a panel at Mix08 and since Mix08 is only a week away, I had better get my act together and do some prep work. The panel details again: Web 2.0 and Beyond: What Is the Business Reality? Wednesday, March 5 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM, Delfino 4101A Speaker(s) : Frank Arrigo (Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: My MIX08 Panel : Web 2.0 and Beyond: What Is the Business Reality?

    The details about the panel I'm hosting at MIX08 is up Web 2.0 and Beyond: What Is the Business Reality? Speaker(s) : Frank Arrigo (Microsoft), Bryan Biniak (CEO Jacked ), Tim Kendall ( Facebook ), Loic Le Meur (CEO Seesmic ), Chris Saad (CEO Faraday Media ) Audience(s) : Business Session Type : Panel...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 Panel Accepted : Now the work begins!

    The panel I proposed for MIX 08 has been accepted. The name has been tweaked a bit Web 2.0 and beyond -- What is the Business Reality? As has the abstract While Web 2.0 and beyond sites are built on the family of technologies that encompass it are undeniably cool, the question remains -- how can one...
  • Blog Post: MIX08 Panel: Can you make money on Web 2.0?

    As I said in an earlier post, I am working on Mix08 Panels One of the panels is looking at the sustainability of Web 2.0 firms, exploring the theme that there is more than advertising money to be made in the Web 2.0 space I haven't approached any panel members yet, but I am thinking of a couple of US...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Beta Today : Open to All

    JohnMont has the news Popfly Beta Today Today, Steve Ballmer announced at the Web 2.0 Summit that Popfly has moved from closed alpha to open beta; we've lifted the invitation-only restriction and anyone with a Live ID can now browse to the site, create an account, and start building and embedding mashups...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 Summit Mashup Aggregator

    Wishing you were are the Web 2.0 Summit ? Follow what's happening with the Web 2.0 Summit Mashup Aggregator Really looking forward to hear the news from the event Technorati Tags: web20summit
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Startup Accelerator program

    Don Dodge (and others ) had the news last week Microsoft's Emerging Business Team announced today the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program . The program is designed to help high potential software startups get access to Microsoft people and programs, guidance on future directions, and support to accelerate...
  • Blog Post: Facebook and Twitter : My Big Distractions

    Since relocating, I have been really busy and hadn't blogged for 2 weeks . However, I did twitter and use facebook during that time. hmmmm. I've been thinking about "WHY" and I think it's because those two services both have kick ass mobile sites - http://m.twitter.com and http://m.facebook.com I also...
  • Blog Post: StreetAdvisor : An Aussie Startup

    TechCrunch's Duncan Riley writes about StreetAdvisor and it's new services Want to see where I have lived ? Well, thanks to an email from senior developer Justin Adler, I found out "it's another 100% ASP.Net C# site using MapPoint web services and MS Ajax, SqlServer etc.. ... all made in Melbourne, Australia...
  • Blog Post: Glass Houses, Stones, Gravity Man, Greg Willis

    The final person hired into the team here in Australia has been Greg Willis , who has taken to blogging like a duck to water. Greg comes on board as an Architect Evangelist, based in Sydney . He has been at Microsoft for a few years , is a "web" guy, can manipulate gravity , and will be covering Software...
  • Blog Post: Those Klever Kiwis : Background Motion

    Those boys over in the land of the long white cloud have been busy. They have launched a site for sharing Dreamscenes. Very Very Kool Via Darryl Burling Background Motion - now live! Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i's and crossing t's in order to get BackgroundMotion...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Ruby.NET interop support in Beta 0.8

    The Ruby.NET team at QUT continues to release updates. I got the following email from Wayne Kelly today From: Wayne Kelly Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2007 4:14 PM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: Announcing Ruby.NET interop support in Beta 0.8 Dear frank, We are pleased to announce the release of a new Beta (version...
  • Blog Post: wow - everyone wants to talk to me again

    The last few days have been pretty hectic for me. And there's been a recurring theme - Silverlight . Seems the announcements from MIX07 last week have broken through ( Microsoft Lights Way for Next-Generation Web Development and Design at MIX07 ) and now folks want to know more. I've been contact by...
  • Blog Post: Software as a Service - Special Interest Group meeting on May 29th

    Got this note from a colleague, regarding an upcoming meeting. From: Greg Willis Sent: Tuesday, 8 May 2007 4:16 PM Subject: Software as a Service - Special Interest Group meeting on May 29th The next meeting of the Sydney SaaS Special Interest Group will be held at the Microsoft offices, North Ryde on...
  • Blog Post: Mashup Virtual Earth with Twitter and you get twitterearth

    We're all mad about twitter at the moment - well I am anyways . Inspired by the awesome Twittervision , I put out the challenge to some local developers. The call was answered by the team at Genexis and they pulled together twitterearth . They attended the Sydney VE workshop on Monday afternoon and today...
  • Blog Post: Softies on Rails - Ruby on Rails for .NET Developers

    Last week Microsoft bought drinks for a bunch of the webDU Attendees . It was a good night. I got talking to lots of different folks, some who I knew, some who I had met online and some folks who I was meeting for the first time. It was great. A number of discussions centered around Ruby on Rails, and...
  • Blog Post: STIRR Sydney 2

    The next STIRR meet up is fast approaching. STIRR is a casual event for people who work in internet start ups. It's brought to you by the STIRR Network and our sponsors: Technology Venture Partners , Omnidrive , Atlassian and Tangler . STIRR is a fun way to meet some new people and laugh about life online...
  • Blog Post: AASG : webDU 2007 Countdown Gadget

    Count down the days left until the webDU 2007 Workshops and Conference ! Download the webDU 2007 Countdown Sidebar Gadget The Australian gadgets grow! Technorati tags: Windows Vista , Sidebar Gadget , webDU 2007
  • Blog Post: MIX University

    Come to MIX University where you can get overviews, videos, demonstrations and technology drill-downs into our next-generation web technologies. ASP.NET AJAX Video | Powerpoint | Demo | Demo 2 | Demo 3 | Demo 4 | Hands-On Lab ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more...
  • Blog Post: Top Australian web apps and internet startups

    Another wiki - http://AustralianWiki.com.au with a list of Top Australian web apps and internet startups Here's a snapshot of the list. 3eep 88 Miles Atlassian atmail b5media babbello Blogarate bluepulse Buttonator buzka Campaign Monitor Developers Portal dLook FactBites Feedity FindIt Fullasagoog FWDitOn...
  • Blog Post: Si-Mi : A creative social network and digital content marketplace, from downunder

    Spotted this story in The SMH : Aussies bid to share the video wealth (thx for bring it to my attention Mickord ) what is si-mi? Si-Mi is a creative social network and digital content marketplace. Si-Mi.com is a digital media platform for users to upload, share and sell their content. On Si-Mi, users...
  • Blog Post: Announcing new release of Ruby.Net compiler

    It's always nice to find little treasures in the inbox, especially one that is part of a continuing story Beta Release of GP Ruby.NET Compiler Find a new name for the project formerly known as Ruby.NET Ruby.NET under development downunder at QUT Anyway's, here's the note and more info at Joel Pobar's...
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