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UPA DC Metro Conference, October 12, 2007

The Washington, DC Metro chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is pleased to announce that registration is open for User Focus 2007. This second annual usability conference, to be held on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, is a one-day exchange of ideas and experiences that demonstrate the value of usability in successful design.

By Linda Elengold

Thumbnail: Charlie Kreitzberg

Charlie Kreitzberg has seen a lot changes since he set eyes on his first computer, way back in 1964. "I was a student at The High School of Music and Art in New York and I got a scholarship to Dartmouth College for the summer to study music," he remembers. "Well, I happened to lock myself out of my dorm room one night. So I started wandering around the campus, and I went to the only room with a light on, which turned out to be the computer center. That was the first time in my life I had ever seen a computer. It was a huge mainframe with lots of blinking lights, and I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen."

By Clifford Anderson

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