April events calendar at Bucketworks - all events hosted at new location - 706 South 5th St. in Walker's Point just south of downtown unless otherwise indicated. If you haven't had a chance to see the new space - here's a list of opportunities to do so! To view our full calendar visit: http://bucketworks.org/calendar.
There are a number of dining options in our new neighborhood so be sure to check out La Fuente, La Perla, Botanas, National Eats (great vegetarian options there), or The Iron Horse Hotel's sophisticated Smyth, Branded, and open soon - The Yard.
Be sure to check out events from our friends Spreenkler
- meeting tonight at Swig 5:30pm, Ex Fabula
- next event 4/13 at Stonefly Brewery in Riverwest, and keep an eye on translatorxd
- along with CD of sohobiztube
, members of The Bucket Brigade
(an outgrowth of Bucketworks) and hopefully many others we'll be working to bring TEDx
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Topics: Guest Jack Packard of Funny or Die, Recap of SXSW
Due to contractual obligations, Gabe will no longer be (legally) allowed to host the Web414 Show, but we'll find a suitable replacement to talk to Jack Packard, who works at FunnyOrDie.com and says his job is to "watch every single video uploaded to Funny Or Die" which is either the greatest job ever, or the worst.
We'll then turn it over to the Milwaukee Crew that attended SXSW, a little Interactive Festival they have down south every spring. We'll find out what happened, who did what, where did when, and how! KeVroN, Mike Rohde, and all their pals will amaze you with tales of INTERACTIVITY!
(Street parking is free after 6pm, and there are many dining options nearby.)
To RSVP for this event please visit the web414 community site: http://web414.com/
12:00pm - 4:00pm
On March 27th, 2010 Bucketworks revived the Physical Wiki Day with fantastic results. We got both the north and the south meetup spaces cleaned and the south meetup space got its first coat of white paint. This Physical Wiki Day we'll be focusing on getting a second coat on the south meetup space and a first coat on the north. Lunch and beverages provided.
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(James will be speaking from 5:15 to 6:00pm)
500 N Water St
The Invisible Building: James Carlson, founder and director of Bucketworks, the world's first health club for the brain, will talk about space: how people create it, how they use it, and how they experience it. James will engage you in a discussion about what's possible with space, how to make your work and your building more visible, and challenge you to create a new possibility for your role and your career.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beginner: Mike McCallister
Analyzing a Wordpress Plugin: A Collaborative Experience
In WordPress in Depth, Mike McCallister analyzes FollowMe, a popular and simple WordPress plugin written in PHP that allows the readers of your blog to follow you on Twitter. We'll repeat this exercise, in hopes that everyone (including the presenter) can pick up tips on how to code and comment.
Advanced: Dan Baker
YUI and multiple image uploads
Dan will be discussing working with the Yahoo User Interface library and managing multiple image uploads with PHP.
And be sure to visit their site: http://mkepug.org/
7:00pm Mingle, meet people, talk, have a great time!
7:30-ish guided discussion/talk about a topic TBD*
8:00 Show off your stuff! Seriously, bring stuff to show on DVD, QuickTimes on a flash drive, Vimeo link, whatever! Show us what you got… what you’ve been working on… or something you need feedback on.
*First meetup at Bucketworks!
Be sure to visit their site: http://mographmilwaukee.net/
James Carlson and Kevin Ciesielski Presenting
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mo's Irish Pub
10842 West Bluemound Road
• How local, South Eastern Wisconsin (and some national) companies are successfully using social media in a B-2-B environment (and making money doing it).
• What works and what doesn't work?
• Actual client examples along with supporting business cases / ROI models.
• Which media to use? Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? What else makes sense for B2B companies? What are the pro's, con's, and other considerations?
• Discussion on the HR liability issues of using social media in the workplace.
• IT and Security concerns associated with deployment of social media in the workplace. Potential work-arounds or non-work-arounds.
Join local Social Media experts Paul Stillmank, President & CEO of 7 Summits and James Carlson and Kevin Ciesielski from Bucketworks who will drive the discussion. This is designed to be a thought provoking session as our presenters put aside the hype of social media and focus on how B2B companies can make and save money through Applied Social Media. Think beyond marketing to areas like customer service, product development, networked selling, and using social media resources/data to help your customers be more effective.
Visit WTA online at: http://www.runmyclub.com/WTA/eventcalendar.asp?id=205948
10:00am - 6:00pm
Do you think clowns belong only in circuses, birthday parties, and wanted posters? Think again. The clown is one of the most enduring figures in performance history; from the virtuosic physical bits of Chaplin and Keaton to the verbal ballet of Will Ferrell and Stephen Colbert. The study of clown is the study of what is essential in performance; presence, timing, relationship, risk, truth, and joy. Bucketworks member, The Hinterlands will lead a full day clown workshop on Saturday, April 17th from 10:00am - 6:00pm exploring: Comedic timing, being "for" an audience, admitting the truth, simplicity, ferocious play. Get your tickets in advance and pay $55 because they're $60 at the door. To reserve your spot now send an email to email@example.com or call 414.208.4237
8:00pm - 10:00pm
UWM Ballroom West
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Written by Deaduri Gales and Directed by Katina Jordan, The Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre presents "M": a Collections of Mothers, Play & Art Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin's Union Ballroom West, Monday April 19th and Tuesday April 20th at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 for the public and free for UWM students. Tickets will be sold only at the door, but can be reserved and picked up the night of the performances. Contact Katina Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. A talk-back and reception directly follows each performance.
"M" A Collection of Mothers, is a series of endearing, heart-breaking, delightful and soul stirring monologues that cover a wide range of mothers. Each character tells a different tale of their lives sometimes without sentimentality and a need for acceptance from viewers. Audiences will enjoy spoken word, dance, live acapella song and hear tales as horrifying as the mother whole takes the life of her child only to be haunted by the dead child. Be inspired by the spirit of a mother long passed who pays a visit to her daughter in varying stages of maturity.
Be prepared to be enlivened, provoked and inspired. The art exhibition is a pivotal portion of the productions, featuring two and three dimensional character interpretations of each mother by eight of Milwaukee's exceptional artists.
Cast: Dasha Kelly, Biba, Yvette Mitchell, Chastity Washington, Christopher Miller, Eric Jefferson, Rhonda Nordstrom, Virgillette Adams
Artists: Brad Anthony Bernard, Loretta Jordan, Kari Garon, Andrea J. Avery, Tia Richardson, Katie Jesse, Eddie Davis, Akua Oladunjoye
Milwaukee Multicultural Theatre's mission is to engage, educate, connect, and unite various cultures in Milwaukee through the dramatic arts. In doing so, we aim to promote understanding among these diverse groups and develop a greater sense of community and cultural harmony.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beginner: Jim Raffel Presents Selling the Dream
The largest business deals I have put together are never quantity
purchases of ColorMetrix or ProofPass.com. Instead while talking with a customer or prospect I see a need or the customer sees a use of the technology that goes beyond the current functionality. This is when it gets fun. Instead of selling a piece of technology now I am selling a dream of what the technology will do for the client in the future.
Advanced: Paul Lyon Presents Plesk Control Panel Integration
Plesk is a Hosting Control panel build on PHP. Paul will show a few ways he's interfaced with Plesk including a Drupal module he wrote.
And be sure to visit their site: http://mkepug.org/
Stay tuned for May events and more opportunities to volunteer and get involved!