Nov. 14-15, 2012 Broomfield, Colorado

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Things you can see at Blur

cross-posted from the Blur blog…if you’re not registered for Blur, see below and join us. We’ve finalized the floor plan for Blur (the agenda will be updated shortly; it’s finalized as well), and it is DAMN exciting. Without further delay, the things that you’ll see at Blur:

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Defrag Morning 1

Right about this time every year, I like to take a preview of the Morning 1 keynotes – just to get a sense of what’s ahead. As a side note, I’m locking down the agenda this week, so you’ll have a full view of what’s on the

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One Month to Defrag and Blur

We’re now officially one month out from Defrag and Blur (ok, 29 days, but yesterday was a Sunday). Over the next few weeks, we’ll lock down our few remaining speakers, sign our last one or two sponsors, announce a few surprises, and get ready to give every

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Defrag: The Wired Edition

The current issue of Wired magazine perfectly encapsulates the bookends for this year’s Defrag. Our opening keynote this year is Kevin Kelly. Kevin’s, quite simply, a superstar. He’s the founding editor of Wired Magazine, one of the creators of the WELL (youngins – look it up), and

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Early Bird Ends Friday

Defrag’s early bird rate expires on Friday. Normally, what follows that sentence would be a laundry list of hyped up speakers, topics, parties and reasons that you simply must be at the “can’t-miss” event of the year. But I’m not gonna do that. Instead, I’d like to

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Identity at Defrag

I have a fairly long and storied history in the area of identity management. I was employee #1 at Ping Identity (back when all of its funding was 50k; disclosure: I still have equity in Ping), and one of the owners/organizers of Digital ID World (which, for

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The UI Change

(note: I’m conflating UI/UX a bit here. Please forgive.) This weekend, I had occasion to watch “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Once I made it past those nasty things Ricardo Montalban puts in people’s ears (yea, that always freaked me out a bit), the thing

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Defrag Keynoters

It’s not all published yet, but the first raft of Defrag keynoters is starting to come together. Confirmed keynote speakers now include: Kevin Kelly (founding editor, Wired Magazine) Paul Kedrosky (of Bloomberg, Kauffman Foundation and SKV) Abhinav Keswani (Trineo) Peter Levine (Andreesen Horowitz) Laura Merling Kristen Galliani

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Educators, Brad and Women in Tech

It’s a Tuesday, I’m rocking out to the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” album, and a few Defrag updates seemed appropriate. First off, check out the¬†Aspirations in Computing Educator Award from the NCWIT. The award is meant to identify teachers that are positioned to have an

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Watts and Arbesman

I’m extremely pleased to announce two new keynoters for Defrag today: Duncan Watts and Sam Arbesman. Duncan Watts is the principal researcher in Yahoo! Research Group, where he directs the Human Social Dynamics Group. He’s taught at places like Columbia and the Santa Fe Institute, and he

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