January 17th, 2006
In the wake of the A16 convergence (April 2000, World Bank/IMF), Jay Sand wrote an excellent document describing in detail the process of setting up and running the events IMC space. This document functioned for years as the blueprint for new IMCs and captured a huge amount of knowledge.
I was reminded of it while reading over Amit’s BarCamp NYC — the Nuts and Bolts, which, while shorter, is also excellent, detailed, and insightful. If you’ve been wanting to start your own un-conference (and who doesn’t!), this is your howto.
January 8th, 2006
BarCamp NYC is next weekend, and with it the East Coast gets its inaugral un-conference. (FooCamp, BarCamp, and MindCamp all being West Coast affairs, and Amsterdam being spiritually closer to the West Coast then anywhere on the Atlantic Seaboard I’m thinking)
Registration is open, attendance is free, accomodation is urban camping.
Also if anyone has a suggestion for a talk for me to give, I’m coming up blank, I’ve handed out a number of excellent (IMHO) suggestions to others, but not feeling the inspiration personally.