Monthly Archives: February 2012

@epubpupil does TOC!

I will be taking the Amtrak up to NYC tomorrow morning! I’M SO EXCITED, GUYS, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

For those of you not attending, I hope you’ll join me on Twitter with the hashtag #TOCCON — I will be livetweeting* the panels and workshops I’m attending. Just follow me at @epubpupil for the tweets!

Keynotes/Panels/Workshops to be covered:

Monday, February 13
Down and Dirty EPUB 3.0: Building an EPUB 3.0 From Start to Finish

Amanda Gomm & Tom McCluskey (Digital Bindery)
9 a.m. EST

HTML5 for Publishers
Sanders Kleinfeld (O’Reilly Media)
1:30 p.m. EST

Breaking the Page: Content Design For An Infinite Cancas
Peter Meyers (Author)
3:30 p.m. EST


Tuesday, February 14
Keynote by LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton (RRKidz, Reading Rainbow)
9:05 a.m. EST

Changing Times, Changing Readers: Let’s Start With Experience
Tim Cormody (Wired)
9:20 a.m. EST

The Death of the Page, the Dawn of Digital
Matt MacInnis (Inkling)
10 a.m. EST

Renovating Print Assets for Digital Publishing
Michael Rankin (InDesign Secrets)
11:35 a.m. EST

EPUB in the Wild
Elizabeth Castro (Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis)
1:40 p.m.

Metadata is Not a Thing
Laura Dawson (Firebrand Technologies)
2:30 p.m.

Keynote by Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion)
4:45 p.m.


Wednesday, February 15
KF8 and iBooks Author: Up and Running
Sanders Kleinfeld & Adam Witwer (O’Reilly Media)
9:20 a.m.

How Consumers Discover Books Online
Otis Chandler (
10:35 a.m.

Additionally, I’ll be volunteering at the Digital Petting Zoo on Wednesday at around 12 p.m., so please stop by the Astor Ballroom Foyer to get close and personal with some cool devices and e-readers!

See you in NYC and at TOC!


*Livetweeting only guaranteed by a solid WiFi network. If the connection is too bombarded & slow, then I’ll tweet what I can through my iPhone (can’t type as fast as I would on a laptop, so let’s hope we have working internets!)


Tools of Change: There’s An App for That!

How crazy is it that Tools of Change is next week?! I can’t wait to hear the many amazing panelists at the conference, as well as get my hands on some awesome devices during the Digital Petting Zoo (which I’ll be volunteering at, hurray!). So imagine my surprise when Kat Meyer tweeted about a newly released app for conference goers, available on the iPhone, iPad and soon Android.

As soon as I opened it up, I knew I was in for a treat. The thought of an app escaped me when I began to think about my upcoming schedule at TOC; I’ve used an app for my trip to New York Comic Con last year, and I had some mixed experiences. Overall, the main reason I use apps like these is to have my personalized schedule close at hand so that I don’t need to fuddle through printed maps and handouts.

For TOC, I need not worry with this app. Everything – keynote location, times, and event descriptions – is located within one clean interface.

My personalized schedule, displayed on the TOC App.

For more screencaps, click the link below!

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