Tag Archives: transitcamp

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 […]

TransportCamp: dancing in the professional divide

A few days ago, an upcoming unconference known as TransportCamp came across my radar. It’s being organized by The Car Co-op (perhaps better known as the Co-operative Auto Network), and has a number of sponsors, such as VanCity, TransLink, The Cooperators (the insurance company), and BCAA. There is a $25 admission fee, and it’s happening […]

ChangeCamp re-cap: The Product is Change

ChangeCamp was yesterday. My live utters captured most of my immediate reactions; here is a loose summary of some more initial thoughts. Format The format of this event worked pretty well for me. The opening circle was followed by random groupings by letter. Each group had 45 minutes to hold rounds in which the people […]

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, […]