April 1st (no joke!) I attended the UgameUlearn symposium in Delft, focused on user experience in libraries. Some first impressions: this symposium is totally different from all other library conferences I have been to: it’s a lot of fun, besides very interesting and inspiring. Four great speakers (David Lee King, Michael Edson, Gary Vaynerchuck on Skype, Michael Stephens), a catholic priest (Father Roderick), music, a magician, a belly dancer, Stevie Nicks, and a two hour break combining lunch/market/gaming/speakers corner.
I had the opportunity to present our new Library of the University of Amsterdam mobile website there in 7 minutes, which was fun to do.
I will try to write some more detailed thoughts on my library blog Commonplace.net later.
It was also fun to meet a number of people that I knew online only in real life!