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Going to Montreal

Shannon and I will be traveling to Montreal for CHI 2006, a fairly large annual conference on human factors in computing systems. The weekend will be spent exploring the city with Shannon (though it looks like rain on Sunday). On Monday I will present work that I did (from last year) during one of their alt.chi sessions, which are like the regular CHI sessions but much less important.

The paper I am presenting is about RoomBugs, one of three "embedded phenomenon" that my small tech group at UIC have created for use in classrooms. If you're interested you can read my accepted paper, but I assure you it's nothing earth-shattering. Up until this morning (when I found out that the hall I will be presenting in can hold 250 people) I wasn't very nervous about my presentation. Now I've got butterflies in places that butterflies shouldn't fly.

I'll keep you guys posted on any interesting projects I run across - I'm signed up for a few interactive labs and panels, and I am looking forward to the experience.

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