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UCB Human-Centered Computing Retreat

Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe
Thurs 5th - Sat 7th July, 2001

This will be the 5th HCC group retreat. HCC is a group of faculty from many departments interested in the design and implications of computer systems in context. The retreat is a 3-day event with faculty and students from UCB and interested industry people. We expect about 60 people. There are no costs for attending the retreat . You can find out more about Granlibakken here. We won't provide transportation, but if you'd like help finding a partner to carpool with, mail

As well as general overviews, this retreat will have a focus on two topics: (i) human-centered design (ii) open-source software development. The design focus is for a proposed new center in design (BID) at Berkeley. Topic (ii) is being studied by faculty in at least 3 departments on campus and is a good starting point for new collaborations. 

The main HCC project page is here.


Thurs, July 5
1:30-2:00 Introduction and welcome - John Canny
2:00-3:00 Lightning research overviews 1:    
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 Lightning research overviews 2:    
6:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30-later Poster presentations   
Friday, July 6
8:30-9:30 Panel - BID: An interdisciplinary design center at Berkeley
9:30-10:30 Panel: Open source development, technical and social issues
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-1:00pm Breakouts  
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - late Free time: Kayaking, canoeing, running, horse-riding etc.,
6:00-7:30pm Dinner
Saturday, July 7
8:30-10:00 Reports from Breakout groups 
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00n Industry Feedback
12:00-1pm Lunch

The breakout topics will be:

Getting there:
Most people will be driving. Email me ( if you'd like help finding a carpool.
Amtrak has trains and coaches to Truckee and Tahoe. There are train-coach combinations (about 4 hours) from Berkeley (BKY)  to Truckee (TRU) that arrive at noon. See