As I mentioned in my post on July 18th we’ll be using Twitter as a way to communicate at the PPM Summit in September. I thought is was time to give everyone who’s coming a gentle nudge that it’s time to set up your twitter account and experiment a little so that you’re comfortable using it at the conference. We’ll have wifi available but I’ve found that it works better for me to run twitter directly from my blackberry. Twitterberry has been working very well for me and I know there are other options for those of you using windows mobile device or iPhones.
From the reports I’ve gotten from the folks about Twitter usage at our other Summits it sounds like using Twitter helped great a dynamically connected environment during the conference. Obviously I’m not sure how it will work and we’ve got fall-backs in place (raising of hands will still work for dynamic polling and microphones will still be available for questions) but the more of you who come twitter enabled the more we can see if it helps.
Now, for all of you Luddites out there, yes it’s really safe to set up an account. Yes you really can use it only when YOU want and for your purposes, and yes your reputation will still be intact if you don’t update it every day. For those of you who want a test account to follow where you wont’ have to endure too many tweets about cups of coffee consumed and the weather I’ll offer up my own which is Nimblepm.