Did you catch the announcement yesterday that the OpenWorld 2009 Call for Papers is on like Donkey Kong?
- Give your paper a clear and concise title.
- Create an abstract that describes your presentation’s value for attendees.
- Make sure you can categorize your submission with relevant tracks.
- Include tags to help classify your paper.
- Tell us the type of session.
- Pick an appropriate Session Category.
I spoke with Paul last year, but this year, it’s time to emerge from his shadow and spread my wings (and mix my metaphors). I’m currently drafting my proposal, and it’s not, by any means, ready. However, because we’re such pals, I wanted to share it with you first and get your feedback and input.
Session title: How to Use Twitter
Abstract: Wunnering how 2 get started w/hottest Internet fad since FB? ! sure how 2 boil down ur thoughts in2 140 chars? NW I can halp. Come 2 my session & learn how 2 tweet. Maybe @THE_REAL_SHAQ or @britneyspears or @rmanalan will follow you, w00t! Dun worry Twitter is very serious/big business now. U can put it on ur resume for ur next gig.
About the Presenter: @jkuramot has a degree in Twitterology & more than 5k tweets to prove it. New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/cfzgr9
Tracks: All, Twitter applies to everything universally. You’d know that if you attended my session.
HashTags: #twitter, #oow2009, #oracle, #web20expert, #socialmediaexpert, #myhashtaggingskillzrule
Session Category: Awesomesauce
So, what do you think? That might be keynote material by October.
Anyway, there was a useful nugget in there. So reading this wasn’t a full fail. Happy Intertubes Useless Day.
Note: The call for papers is real. My paper is a joke. I had planned to skip this whole April Fools’ deal, but a friend’s tweet got me laughing about the irony of saying the ‘tubes were useless on Twitter of all places. Anyway, no tweets were harmed in the composition of this post.