Today is the third day of the Office 2.0 Podcast Jam. So far, 8 podcasts are available. All touch on different aspects of, as Cote says, "*2.0" (Office, Enterprise, Web). Richard MacManus provided a great keynote on Office 2.0 as a paradigm shift. He spoke of the importance of "Web native functionality" in "office" applications. Anne Zelenka, the jam founder, conducted a jolting interview on what it really means to be a paperless office in Afghanistan. Laura Blankenship described the barriers to *2.0 adoption in higher education. Scott and Cote seemed to have a great time talking about Identity, Learning and Shame. Ken Camp talked about the importance of presence, relevance and availability in respect to VOIP platforms. Greg Olsen spoke of businesses "going bedouin". Eric Severson spoke on the rules of Office 2.0, which I then proceeded to break in my mixing "*2.0" and SOA for a business-focused Enterprise Toolkit.
I’ve enjoyed all the podcasts, and have made notes to check into the following: dabbledb, coghead, zimbra, and embedded presence. I’m sure that list will grow as the week goes on. The great thing about these podcasts is they are informative, yet short. The longest one is 15 minutes. The average seems to be 7 minutes. So, if you have a break between meetings and/or phone calls, jump on over. I know I’ll be back, I want to hear what Sandy has to say on "Web 2.0 and BPM", as well as the latest from the Office 2.0 conference (travel required to that one!).
For those interested in the technology behind the jam, see this post of Anne’s. For my own podcasting, I used Audacity and followed these instructions. It was pretty simple, even for a podcast newbie.