Tag Archives: unconference

APA 2013 – Participation & Thoughts on Unconference on Intelligent Cities

Four quick tips for the APA Unconference, some news about my involvement with the APA’s Technology Division, and a side-trip on Evgeny Morozov’s latest work.

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 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, […]