Thursday, June 9, 2011

June SFDD Morning Meeting

Sitting in the atrium next to Peets.  Marla Ushijima is here, and Dave Bleiman.  Looks like this will be a two-table meeting.

Waiting for the others I reminisce about past meetings of the breakfast group.  Originally it was Chris Parsons, an IT Manager at SMWM at the time, who got things going.  I think he was looking for moral support with their ArchiCAD implementation.  (Instead he got a bunch of Revit partisans.)
John LeBlanc joins us.  Now Bruce Madsen.
Topics for today:  (Definitely not BIM or IPD.) Newforma; SharePoint.  Dave says, "There is more to life than BIM!"  It's about the struggle to capture knowledge. 
Nobody is really happy with SharePoint.  We keep getting new releases but is it getting better?
Dave and I were at the KnowledgeArchitecture symposium last month.  A lot of good, short, talks.  (Recordings have now been posted online; worth looking into. )  KA also held a session on Evidence Based Design the day before.
Some of us reading The Checklist Manifesto.  Funny that a doctor thinks the construction industry is worth emulating.  Karen Thomas joins us.
More discussion about Websites and blogs.  Lots of ideas and programs we can use. Still no Webmaster so my HTML in Notepad is the lowest common denominator for now.  Alexandra Fenton joins us.  Volunteers to be the Webmaster if others will provide content.
Tentative agreement that Karen will host the upcoming evening meeting at Hillard.  Should be a really good meeting organizedd by Dace Campbell on some real-life BIM planning.
Dave raving about his Kindle.  All of the world's knowledge in your bag.  Bruce reads the newspaper.  Requires very little power.  Works in daylight.  Classics that are not under copyright are free.  Can sync with an iPad.

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