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Social Media and Planning, or My Passion and Frustration Story in Progress

During BarCamp, I attended Boris Mann and Mark Busse’s session on Balancing Passion and Frustration – but I stepped out to chat with someone across the room in the middle of the session, and now I’m kicking myself a bit for it. Near the start, I offered the story of how I turned one of […]

Forking BarCamp Vancouver

This is going to be the first of two posts I’ll have with my recent thoughts on BarCamp, unconferences and the fascination I have for watching this movement unfold. The slight hubbub on Twitter yesterday was Joe Bowser’s post announcing BazCamp, an “anti-“BarCamp of sorts. His announcement came with some strongly-worded critiques. I’ll draw your […]

I’m going to ChangeCamp!

After a good few days of deliberating (and checking my bank account balance), it is now official: I’m going to ChangeCamp in Toronto! The event is an unconference (as you might guess from the “camp” designation), and, from the official description… […] is a free participatory web-enabled face-to-face event that brings together citizens, technologists, designers, […]

BarCamp Vancouver 2008 – Unconference Meta

For those of you who don’t know much about unconferences, this past weekend saw the 2008 edition of BarCamp Vancouver on Granville Island. I proposed a session called “BarCamps for Non-Techies” and, at 2pm, turned up to the stage to find a good group of around 20-25 people. We decided to drag the chairs onto […]

BarCamp for Non-Techies, aka. The Discussion I Wished We’d Had

So yesterday was BarCamp Vancouver 2008. In typical BarCamp fashion, I proposed a session on the wiki called BarCamp for Non-Techies on the Monday about 5 days before BarCamp, and did not prepare anything whatsoever. Then, racing in on Saturday morning, I proposed it at the Scheduling Jam, and Boris slotted it in at the […]

Evaluating Diversity in Unconference Participation

One thing I’m thinking about today as we continue to cobble together the details on the SkyTrain Unconference is diversity. This flared up as a topic of discussion in the Web 2.0 world more generally a while back, with many high-profile bloggers like Jason Kottke looking at the gender breakdown of speakers at conferences, and […]

Inspired to Worldchange

If someone had told me as recently as 2 years ago where I would be, what I’ve seen and what I would be doing right now, it would seem plausible but I would be a bit skeptical. It delights me to no end that so little of the trajectory I thought I had plotted out […]

Quick Transport Hero Camp wiki note

For those of you not watching my site like a hawk (because hey, even I don’t), I’ve updated my previous post on Transport Hero Camp with a new URL for the wiki. It’s now living over at the BarCamp wiki, and I’ve also created pages for session ideas and with details on the event. I […]

Announcing Transport Hero Camp

So I’ve been quiet for the last bit, but I’m feeling ready to let the cat out of the bag now. A few months back, Paul Hillsdon and I were approached by some folks at TransLink asking if we would help them put together an unconference for the youth summit they are hosting for CUTA, […]

BarCamp Vancouver 2008 is a go

It’s always fascinating to watch these things come together – Camps used to come together on Google Groups, then they started happening on Facebook, and now, for this year’s BarCamp, I’ve watched things germinate on Twitter. Registration has now opened for BarCamp Vancouver 2008, which is taking place on Saturday, September 27th and and Sunday, […]