December 30, 2005
Mash - Mash
David Berlind and I have been chatting for a couple of weeks about his terrific idea for Mash Up Camp. The idea is similar to Tag Camp and Bar Camp, where anyone, developers to start up founders to big company enthusiasts, will convene (probably about 200 people) to share Mash up ideas and projects, and develop some new and interesting ones.
It's sprouted from conversations about the anti-conference, and how much more fun and meaningful the camp thing can be.
Date is not yet set. But stay tuned. Should be announced soon with a date in the near future.
Meanwhile, Chris Messina just announced another Mash up camp, for about 12 people (maybe it's a Mash up Meetup as it's so small), which sounds really fun, for January 17. Sign up here. Looks like the goal is to develop a couple of mashups over the course of the day. Maybe Chris et al can share those at the big Camp a month or so later.
I can't go to the Mash up Mini, because I'll most likely be busy working, but if you have an interest, sign up now. There are 9 spots left as of this morning.
Also on the evening of the 17th, the Stanford Venture Laboratory is having a thing on User Generated Content and the Future of Media.
It's been so fantastic having this week and last be tech-event-free. We've been working in the office late late late every night, and yet there is still time to workout and clean out closets last weekend. I love this two week period because I feel like I can get so much done, plus get really healthy at the gym. I actually feel like I'm far ahead of where I was two weeks ago.
But it looks like that's going to change a bit come January.
We should hold a two week quite period on events every quarter just so we can all catch up on stuff.
December 27, 2005
Doc Searls on Corpuscles and Hearts, Among Other Things
"The Granddaddy of us all...." It's funny. Check it out. It was done right after his talk at Syndicate.
Dan Gillmor: It's Official
Dan mentioned that cool things were bubbling.. but now he's offically announced:
It's one of those coasty deals:
He'll be working on "the grass roots media sphere", teaching a class at Berkeley next fall, holding meetings on both coasts on the topic, and helping journalism students and researchers with online emergent citizen journalism.
I'd say interface and usability for that kind of information is most important at this point. Making online information understandable to folks who are not bloggers or early adopters is hard, but having this kind of study be well focused for graduate students who will take what they learn with them into industry is critical.
Good luck Dan! It sounds great!
December 09, 2005
My Favorite Punster: Burpa.licio.us
December 07, 2005
Developer Workshop For Those Interested in Using Identity in Their Services and Tools
Monday, December 12, 2005 9-12 noon, with lunch from 12-1
Canton Dim Sum @ 655 Folsom St in San Francisco.
Cost $20 for lunch (PLEASE RSVP HERE as the Canton Restaurant has been kind enough to give us the space if we all have lunch there, but we need an accurate count by Sunday at noon).
If you are a developer working on a application that has folks login - this is a morning for you.
Doc Searls will begin the day giving an overview of the identity landscape. He and others will answer the question:
* Why do identity systems matter when building new systems and tools?
We are bringing together a spectrum of folks who have been working on developing identity systems and tools. Identity Developers will share their work, basics and best practices to date to get started exploring integrating identity into these applications. These include YADIS, LID, Open ID, i-names/XRI, SXIP, among others.
Developers of applications who have included identity into their services and tools will share briefly how they've done it. Application developers will hear from and meet with identity developers to ask questions.