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  • In the spirit of collaboration All my presentations are licensed under a Creative Commons License This allows you to use, and modify my presentations
  • As long as you refer back to me All images here are Creative Commons Licensed materials
  • Head developer at UrekaLabs Create Web applications on Ruby on Rails and PHP Used to do swing dancing, but stopped a year ago, and have massively gained weight
  • Lets have a look at the traditional way collaboration is being done
  • Which was the last attachment? Bloated inbxoes Confusing structure Lost emails Forgotten to CC people
  • Welcome to the Age of Collaboration It doesn't mean its for young people Effect of the Knowledge Economy
  • Just a subset of what you may face All the tools I present you, I use in my daily life
  • Be Lazy You are used to email, lets at least organize it better
  • Group page
  • See all emails sent to the group Track all emails sent to the group
  • View the thread If you are familiar with Gmail, this shouldn't be difficult to use
  • Upload Files 100 Meg file sharing limit Trouble of uploading, and downloading file
  • How do you work on the same document AT the same time?
  • Collaboratively work on the same document AT the same time See changes reflected live Products aren't as feature filled as the desktops Good desktop replacement, has the core feature set Files can be exported to use on your desktop Files can also be imported
  • Used to organize ideashare UrekaLabs uses ideashare
  • Used to organize FOSS.MY 300 attendees the 1 st year 500 attendees the 2 nd year
  • Word replacement
  • Use it as your standard word processor
  • It allows you to share your document All the google doc tools I am going to present to you have this feature
  • Invite people
  • See who it has been shared with
  • Excel replacement
  • Allows you to create simple forms
  • View as a spreadsheet Export to CSV Used in relief efforts, Google Spreadsheet for Indian terroist bombing
  • Didn't use it for my presentation, but hopefully one day I can
  • Track your schedule Share your schedule with your colleagues so it is easier for plan for meetings
  • Invite people See who is coming Event reminders (also via SMS)

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  • The Age of Collaboration Aizat Faiz
  • Creative Commons
  • By Attribution
  • Aizat Faiz [email_address]
  • Traditional Way
  • Send Everything Over Email
  • Documents Over Email
  • Schedule Meetings Over Email
  • Frustrating
    • Do you remember which one is the latest attachment?
    • Bloated Inboxes
    • Difficult to come to a consensus
    • Lost Emails
    • Forgotten CCs
  • The Age of Collaboration
  • Problems With Collaboration
    • Communication
    • Sharing and Syncing Files
    • Document Collaboration
    • Time Management
    • Project Management
  • Problem: Communication Problem
  • Don't Change How You Use Email
  • Google Groups groups
  • Problem: Sharing and Synchronizing Files
  • Dropbox
  • Share and Synchronize files across computers
  • Choose who you want to share with
  • Problem: Document Collaboration
  • Google Docs
  • documents
  • spreadsheet
  • presentation
  • Problem: Time Management
  • Google Calendar calendar
  • Problem: Project Management
  • Mix and Match
  • Tools
    • Communication
      • Google Groups
    • Files
      • Dropbox
    • Documents
      • Google Docs
        • Documents
        • Spreadsheets
        • Presentations
    • Time Management
      • Google Calendar
    • Project Management
      • Teambox
  • What Problems Do You Face? Questions?
  • The Age of Collaboration Aizat Faiz Thank You