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Two Readings for ElmCity

Posted by Greg Wilson on 2009/08/28

I spoke yesterday with Jon Udell about goals for ElmCity for this fall. He has since posted two very cool things:

  1. Using FriendFeed to manage a loosely-coupled team. Pulling project members’ own blog postings, Facebook status updates, tweets, and the like together in one place is probably as cost-effective a way to manage a team as the usual mailing list + IRC channel.
  2. A lengthy description of how to make elmcity and WordPress play nicely together. A calendar aggregator plugin for WordPress would be very cool (think about a blog for your city that aggregated and displayed events harvested from neighborhood-level blogs), but Jon’s description of how it works is a good intro to elmcity for would-be curators.

Please check them both out and let him know your thoughts.

One Response to “Two Readings for ElmCity”

  1. Jon Udell said

    > as cost-effective a way to manage a team as the usual mailing
    > list + IRC channel.

    I guess either method can be free, so it’s not about cost for me. It’s about encouraging a web hooks mindset. (http://blog.jonudell.net/2009/02/09/a-conversation-with-andy-singleton-about-distributed-software-development/)

    > A calendar aggregator plugin for WordPress would be very cool

    Actually one already exists. It combines aggregation and presentation, two concerns that perhaps ought to be separate.

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