Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for January 12

Talking with Audrey Eschright

Cami Kaos writes “Friday night we recorded our first episode of the new year with guest Audrey Eschright. We returned to the format we’ve come to know and love, 30 minute tech episode (Calagator, Open Source Bridge and much more) followed by good ol’ afterhours where my mind was clearly on food.”

Introducing the TwoJunes

Via Cooking Up a Story “Cooking Up a Story (CUpS) is growing, and we are in the midst of some major changes that we hope you will like. One of the changes we are building toward involves bringing on regular contributors; people of passion, knowledge, and expertise within the food and sustainability movement to share their unique perspectives, and information. The operative word is “share”; not a one-way communication, but a catalyst for rich interaction and discovery to benefit all of us.”

Commercial open source community strategies in 2009 and beyond

Via The 451 Group “I am also inclined to agree with The Silent Penguin’s prediction that ‘companies offering open source products will realize that without a community – that actually loves and is enthusiastic about the software – they are nothing.'”

Social Marketing for Publishers: The “Survivor IQ” Widget

Via StepChange Group “On Friday we released this ‘Survivor IQ’ Widget for Ben Sherwood’s upcoming book “The Survivors Club”. There’s a ton of buzz about the book’s release on Jan 26th, and Ben has landed himself in Parade Magazine and Good Morning America.”

WordCamp Las Vegas: Thoughts — Another Blogger

Aaron Hockley writes “WordCamp: Las Vegas was this past weekend and from what I saw, it was a great success. I’m a bit humbled that organizer John Hawkins had me present along with a rockstar cast of speakers including Chris Brogan, Jim Kukral, Liz Strauss, and Mr. WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg. I had a blast. A big thanks to John and all of the other folks that made it happen.”