Digital Book World 2019 (Reminder)
Digital Book World 2019 takes place September 10-12 (with optional pre-conference workshops taking place Monday, September 9) at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.
This year’s gathering will feature “new products and services, new tools and ecosystems, new revenue streams, new ways of thinking, and a new sense of community…
The discounted room rate at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for Digital Book World 2019 is good through END OF DAY TOMORROW. This deadline will not be extended further – don’t miss out.
The excitement for DBW 2019 is high. Next week, we’ll release a new list of companies that are attending, exhibiting, speaking, or sponsoring.”
According to KnowledgeSpeak “The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) webinar series covers timely topics and delivers highly informative and thought-provoking sessions designed to challenge and stimulate discussion.
Building on earlier topics in the 2019 series, SSP is offering the following webinars through the end of the year: Plan S: Opportunities for the Future of Scholarly Publishing – September 17, 2019; Are There Finally Real Use Cases for AI? – October 23, 2019; and The Scholarly Kitchen Webinar – The Future of Content Distribution: Licensing or Leakage – November 19, 2019.
SSP is also offering a free webinar for Early Career professionals – Falling into a Scholarly Publishing Career, on September 26, 2019. Webinars are an affordable way to stay on top of industry developments. Programming is aimed at professions across the scholarly publishing field, including editorial, production, sales, marketing, product or project management, publishing IT or digital content technology…”
KnowledgeSpeak also notes that ” O’Reilly,…, has announced the lineup of speakers presenting at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference, presented with Intel. The event will take place from September 9–12 in San Jose, Calif. at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Through detailed case studies, technical sessions and trainings, the AI Conference will offer a unique opportunity to tap into the leading minds in AI and network with thousands of innovative researchers, data scientists, engineers, senior developers and executives across industries.
Together, Conference Chairs Ben Lorica (O’Reilly), Julie Shin Choi (Intel) and Roger Chen (Computable Labs), along with Honorary Co-Chairs Tim O’Reilly (O’Reilly) and Peter Norvig (Google), have created a conference program designed to help organisations successfully apply AI from both a business and technical perspective, covering emerging AI techniques and technologies.
Featured speakers include: Anuradha Gali, Uber; Paige Bailey, Google; Francesca Lazzeri, Microsoft; Roshan Sumbaly, Facebook; Michael Radwin, Intuit; Hagay Lupesko, Amazon Web Services; Haixun Wang, WeWork; Mike Jordan, University of California, Berkeley; Yi Zhang, Rulai and University of California Santa Cruz; and Alex Ratner, Snorkel AI.
In advance of the conference, O’Reilly will release a report, ‘How Organizations are Sharpening their Skills to Better Understand and Use AI,’ that explores the data- and AI-related topics technology experts are most interested in. The report, authored by Lorica, found that overall content usage across all topics, grew 8 percent from 2018 to 2019 (January to July). Among the fastest-growing topics were those central to building AI applications: machine learning (up 58% from 2018), data science (up 53%), data engineering (up 58%) and AI itself (up 52%), indicating that companies and individuals are taking AI training and adoption seriously…”
Instructor: Heidi Burkhardt
Dates: September 3rd through 28th, 2019
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
Many users come to your website for information, and their ability to interpret the information you provide will make the difference between a good and a bad user experience. In this four-week course, you will learn how to write web copy that is succinct, understandable, and engaging. You will discover how users read online and the importance of focusing on your essential messages, using space effectively, and treating your website as a conversation with your users. You will learn how to establish a consistent voice and tone, and how to use such techniques as layering information, exploiting the power of parallelism, making good use of links, and keeping active space in your content. You will also learn how to best use bulleted and numbered lists and tables in presenting your web content, as well as the importance of producing alternative text for visually impaired users. Through examples, activities and hands-on practice, you will hone your skills in writing using active voice, straightforward sentences, and cutting unnecessary words.
This course can be taken as one of six courses needed to earn our Certificate in User Experience (UX), but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.