TAG Enterprise 2.0 Society – March 2010 Meeting

February 25, 2010

Burn the Ships! Forging Ahead in the Web 2.0 World.

Registration: goto the TAG Enterprise 2.0 Society Home

Web 2.0 is here to stay, but evolving the Enterprise to respond is no small feat. What can we do to ensure that we’re leveraging the conversation to the best end? Using Ariba, Inc. as a case study, let’s talk about assembling the tools, troops and know-how that will position us as industry leaders and offer the greatest value to our customers. Presentation highlights include:

– Selecting and leveraging the right technologies
– Listening, engaging and facilitating the dialogue
– Addressing resource constraints and IP concerns
– Social Media measurement and ROI

Elizabeth Hill is director of internet marketing for Ariba, the leading provider of SaaS spend management solutions. She leads the teams responsible for Ariba’s websites, search strategy and Web 2.0 programs. Elizabeth has spent 15 years learning about all facets of doing business on the web. She has extensive experience building and optimizing both consumer and B2B websites and a deep background in SEO and web analytics.


Live and eLearn – WebChallenge 2010!

January 28, 2010

Attention Georgia math, science and technology educators:
It’s time to assemble your teams for the 2010 WebChallenge. The Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG EC) is once again challenging high-school students to work in a team environment to develop a web-based application that makes a difference in their community.
Last year’s winning students earned $21,000 in college scholarships—and their schools received extensive recognition statewide.
ALL students participating learned teamwork skills, and gained valuable technical knowledge. This competitive forum is a great way to get your students involved in a real-life development experience—and to help meet our state’s STEM education goals.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2010 WebChallenge:
This year’s theme is Live and eLearn! Students will develop an application that helps other students learn about science, math and technology.
Your 2010 WebChallenge team will have free access to business eLearning technologies (appropriate to the age group of participants).
Free instructional design support will be available to facilitate the application of these technologies.
Consultation will also be available on a no-cost basis—more than 30 technology companies and corporate eLearning departments have volunteered their time.
Teams must employ original content in the areas of math, science and an open topic, using technology referenced above, as well as other commonly available technologies (i.e. PowerPoint, social media, cell phones and other mobile devices).
Teams will be judged based on learning outcomes. The effectiveness of their eLearning solution must be measurably demonstrated.
Judges from the technology and eLearning community in Georgia will select winners.

For more information goto: http://www.tagforstem.org/web-challenge-2010

TAG WebChallenge 2009

November 18, 2008

This is just a summary of the 2009 Contest – for more information please go to the WebChallenge 2009 Web site at: http://www.webchallenge2009.org/


There are so many free web-based tools available, used by students every day.  But some of these tools like email, texting, and more, can be put to greater use.



The 2009 Webchallenge, “FREE YOUR COMMUNITY!” is about using free and/or open source technologies to benefit your local community.  Some examples are:

·        build a website for a student group or local non-profit

·        create an online newspaper for a support group

·        use text-messaging to broadcast to adults about job opportunities

There are 3 categories of competition, for all levels of technology developers:


Free Tech:  Gmail, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Google Maps, Blogger and more.  You can find plenty of examples where people have used one of these tools to create something that their community benefitted from.


Open Source:  Websitebaker, Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, etc.  These are softwares that are free to download and install.  Technically more challenging, but they can be put to use without knowing how to program anything.  An example of this could be a school newspaper, such as the local www.northgwinnett.com/blackandred.


Custom Code:  Using the listed technologies or creating programs from scratch, participants in this category would create customized applications to serve their community.  While all 3 categories will have a priority on the effectiveness for the community, this category will also recognize the technical sophistication of the product.


TAG Enterprise 2.0 Society – November 5, 2008 Meeting

October 8, 2008

TAG Enterprise 2.0 Society – November 5, 2008 Meeting    http://www.tagonline.org/events.php

Cloud Computing – Amazon Web Services

In this session, Seattle-based Jinesh Varia, Evangelist for Amazon Web Services, will discuss the latest innovations and new technology trends like Utility computing (Paying by the hour, paying by the Gigabyte usage), Virtualization and Web Services in the Cloud and most importantly, discuss some of the innovative business models for Start-Ups and Enterprise companies.

In this session, we will learn how aspiring entrepreneurs and enterprises can take advantage of these technologies to quickly scale up their infrastructure programmatically without any upfront heavy infrastructure investment. Often termed as Cloud Computing, we will see how these technologies are changing the way we do business today.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) that allows requisition of machines on-demand using simple web service call and paying for computation by the hour. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) which is infinite storage in the cloud and Amazon SimpleDB which is the Database in the cloud and how these services can help local companies to scale-out and go live quickly. Also, we will see some exciting apps and some unique business models that are built on AWS that have become profitable businesses and others that are just simply cool to see.

As a Technology Evangelist at Amazon, Jinesh Varia helps developers take advantage of disruptive technologies that are going to change the way we think about computer applications, and the way businesses compete in the new web world. Jinesh has spoken at more than 50 conferences/User Groups. He is focused on furthering awareness of web services and often helps developers on 1:1 basis in implementing their own ideas using Amazon’s innovative services.
Jinesh has over 9 years experience in XML and Web services and has worked with standards-based working groups in XBRL. Prior to joining Amazon as an evangelist, he held several positions in UBmatrix including Solutions Architect, Enterprise Team Lead and Software engineer, working on various financial services projects including Call Modernization Project at FDIC. He was also lead developer at Penn State Data Center, Institute of Regional Affairs. Jinesh’s publications have been published in ACM and IEEE. Jinesh is originally from India and holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Penn State University