Roll over, Confab -- here comes ActiveCampus!
by Schuyler Erle
Related link: http://activecampus2.ucsd.edu/
At last year's ETCon, Ludicorp's Stewart Butterfield made a splash with Confab, a browser-based tool for finding other conference attendees. This year, UCSD's Bill Griswold ups the ante with ActiveCampus, a Wi-Fi location sensing system tailored for the Emerging Technology conference, based on the system being used on the UCSD main campus. If you're running Windows at ETCon, you can find (and be found by!) other attendees at the hotel automatically by trying out the free client application. There's also an HTML client on the site for those of us not Microsoft-enabled. Give it a whirl!