July 13, 2004
"Internet Technology Trends: Still Kicking After All These Years"

The Tuesday, July 13th meeting of the Rocky Mountain Internet Users Group
(RMIUG) will feature a panel discussion called "Internet Technology Trends:
Still Kicking After All These Years."

The creation of the Mosaic Browser in 1993 marks the dawn of the "modern"
Internet and the catalyst for an incredible amount of technological
innovation. Back then, it seemed that a new technology was being created
daily with each usurping the previous day's innovation. The future was
being blazed with new possibilities every day. Entrenched institutions were
being reshaped with every click. How many times did we say that the world
will never be same?

These days we seem to be saying less of that, but has the pace really
stopped? Or is it that innovation isn't the implementation of new
technologies with killer new processes, it's the refinement of old ones? We
will look to investigate these questions during our next RMIUG meeting.

Our panel will discuss the latest Internet technologies and how they're
being used in a variety of situations. We would like this meeting to be a
two-way dialog and encourage the RMIUG members to discuss their latest
technologies during session.

The following guest speakers will provide an interesting perspective on the
Joe Mease (jmease@c...) is the Multimedia Director at
Creation Chamber (the Agency where Josh, the MC for the meeting, also
works), a Denver based web development agency whose clients include Denver
Broncos, Colorado Crush, and MapQuest. With Joe at the helm of its Flash
development, Creation Chamber has won many awards for his innovative design.
One of his sites, Simpson Property Group
(http://www.simpsonpropertygroup.com) is a finalist in the Flash Film
Festival at the Flash Forward Conference in New York City.

Joe will talk about trends with Macromedia Flash and how its ubiquity is not
only fueling acceptance in the marketplace, but enabling websites to become
more usable and functional.

Dean Rizzuto (dean@n...) is Founder & President of Boulder based
NewGuard a strategic Web solutions company. Through NewGuard, Dean has used
proven development strategies and processes that deliver cutting edge
solutions for companies like Churchill Downs, Inc., Gambro and The Cable

Dean will discuss some of the latest technologies clients are asking to
implement including Weblogs, Wikis, and Content Management Systems. He will
even go into details on what clients really want: A good return on their
technology investment.

URL's of interest:
Creation Chamber, http://www.creationchamber.com
New Guard, PC, http://www.newguard.com/

The meeting is Tuesday, July 13th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm (with optional 6:30 pm
start for refreshments and informal networking). The meeting will be held at
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at 1850 Table Mesa Drive
in Boulder. To get to NCAR from the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) or Broadway (US
93), take Table Mesa Drive west towards the mountains for approximately 2.5
miles into the foothills. NCAR is at the top of the hill. For door-to-door
driving directions, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/), click on
Driving Directions, enter your starting address, NCAR's address, and voila!
Park in the NCAR lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point you to
meeting, which is held in the main auditorium, right off the lobby. The
meeting is free and open to the public, but we may pass the hat to help
defray expenses.

Our meeting location seats about 120 people. That is usually enough room to
accommodate all attendees, but it's impossible for us to predict how many
people will show up for any given meeting. Seating is always on a
first-come, first serve basis, and in the event of more attendees than
seats, we won't be able to admit additional people into the auditorium after
all seats are filled.

Thanks to our three sponsors who help make RMIUG meetings happen:
MicroStaff (www.microstaff.com) which provides Creative and Technical Talent
for Web, Interactive Media, Marketing Communications and Software
Development projects, is the sponsor of food and beverages for RMIUG

ONEWARE (http://www.ONEWARE.com) -- a Colorado-based software company that provides semi-custom web-based applications, sponsors the RMIUG meeting

Copy Diva (http://www.copydiva.com) which provides
marketing project management, marketing communications
consulting, and web content development is the AV
sponsor for RMIUG.

Consultants and companies are invited to bring Internet-related Product
information, brochures, and business cards which will be displayed on an
information table.

There are email mailing lists set up for this group. To subscribe or
unsubscribe, see http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html You can also reach the
RMIUG "Executive" Committee at rmiug-comm@rmiug.org. Our web site is at

Please note that RMIUG is hosted at NCAR and we are their guests. NCAR has security regulations in effect
that we must follow in order to use the facility. If any RMIUG attendee is unwilling to follow these simple
regulations, I would ask that he or she not attend and instead read the minutes after the meeting.

Here are the NCAR security policies that must be followed:

1. No weapons.
2. Must sign in at front desk and provide name.
3. Cooperate with security folks including providing ID if requested.
4. We are guests of NCAR so cooperation and courtesy are expected when dealing with NCAR staff.

If there are any questions or concerns with this policy, please contact me directly. Thanks, Josh Zapin

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