Archive for the 'Events' Category

He says, she says: Conflict and coordination in Wikipedia

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

At Wiki Wednesday tonight, PARC researcher Bryan Pendleton just talked about his recent research project: He says, she says: Conflict and coordination in Wikipedia (to be published at CHI 2007 in April if I’m guessing correctly).

Lots of analysis, visualization and insights into the phenomenon that is Wikipedia. Very cool stuff!

Web2Open: San Francisco, April 17/18

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Tara just announced that the Web2Open wiki is now up.

What is the Web2Open?

The Web2Open is a part of the Web 2.0 Expo, open to anyone who would like to attend. We do ask that you have a badge, but you may register for a free Expo Only badge using the code at the bottom of this page.

The Web 2.Open was conceived with FooCamp/BarCamp in mind. This open event blends some pre-scheduled content with an open grid where the attendees fill in the sessions they either want to discuss or present themselves. It is the perfect space to provide the community at large with a place to connect with other attendees, learn more about elements of Web 2.0, and share one’s knowledge and experiences.

An unconference hybrid, if you will (and free of charge).

On Monday, April 16, it’s Web Monday Silicon Valley (Upcoming) once again, and it just so happens that we will also be in San Francisco this time around.

Anyone flying in from Germany (other than Nicole)? Let’s meet.

Web Monday Hannover, March 5

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Web Monday Hannover kicks off March 5, bringing the number of cities in the Web Monday network to 20 (not counting Second Life).

CommunityNext: The Patent-Pending skinnyCorp Method for Creating Online Awesomeness and Other Cool Stuff

Monday, February 26th, 2007

This is another session from CommunityNext that I think really stood out.

The Threadless project started as a hobby. The goal was never to turn it into money — the founders were simply interested in art.

Again, it’s people doing what they are passionate about and doing it very, very well, and Jeffrey Kalmikoff and Jake Nickell of skinnyCorp give a prime example of that. Their motto is: “If we’re not having fun, we’re done!” (their measuring metric: a fun scale).

Their four commandments are:

  1. Allow your content to be created by its community (and by content they mean pretty much anything).
  2. Put your project in the hands of its community.
  3. Let your community grow itself.
  4. Reward the community that makes your project possible.

I mean, think of how much fun it must be to be able to come up with stuff like this (at work, that is).

Watch the video here.

CommunityNext: Founders Panel — How They Got to over 5 Million Members and What Is Next

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I found this panel at CommunityNext to be insightful, inspirational, and very entertaining. Gives a good glimpse into what I see is the spirit of Silicon Valley (or, in a way, the West Coast in general).

Bottom line: Do what you’re passionate about and give it your best shot!

The video is now on Youtube.

Panelists (from left to right):

Moderated by Guy Kawasaki.

By the way, I couldn’t find the original image that started it all on Fark’s website, but if you Google for “squirrel nuts” you get the idea. Go figure!

Off to Malibu

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

I’ll be attending the Deliberative Democracy in California conference at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA tomorrow and Saturday. Leaving now for a rainy drive down 101.

Web Monday Innsbruck to launch February 26

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Innsbruck is the second city in Austria to join the Web Monday community. 11 people have signed up so far. Please help spread the word if you know anyone in that part of Europe who might be interested in the future of the web (and how to build it).

Vienna seems to be off to a good start, too, and with the recent Barcamp Klagenfurt getting rave reviews and all, maybe something is really going on in Austria with regard to that internet thing.

Welcome, everybody! Make yourselves at home.

FOWA London mindmaps

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Lars is doing a nice job (again) mindmapping FOWA London:

And plenty more.

At CommunityNext today

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

I’m at CommunityNext in Stanford today. And when I come back, I will monetize the living #$*! out of you, my dear reader community.

Any important issues I should look out for? Anything you’d like to ask the panelists? Let me know.

Wiki Wednesday back with a vengeance!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

There are well over 50 people at Wiki Wednesday tonight. We’re just going through some interesting stuff that got hacked during today’s Wikithon:

  • Wiki References
  • Wiki Analytics
  • SocialZork
  • Who What When (tag cloud)
  • Tag Cloud
  • Top 10/Bottom 21 Best
  • Purple Transclusion (more on the concept of purple wiki)

Yummy!

Update: Christine has more details.