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Comment on Now for something a bit different: Pooh Camp! by Upcoming Gig: Science Foo Camp 2009 « O’Really?

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:21:42 +0000

[...] The “Foo Camp” meeting format has been pioneered by O’Reilly (see When geeks go camping). In this context, “Foo” originally stood for “Friends Of O’Reilly“, but it is also a meaningless ‘placeholder word’ commonly used by computer programmers, rather like the term ‘X’ in algebra. The success of O’Reilly’s original technology Foo Camps has stimulated a wide range of similar events, from Science Foo Camp to Disney’s Pooh Camp. [...]

Comment on Setting up your own BarCamp Photobooth by Automate a sign-in photo booth at your next conference or meetup | Sharing at Work

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 02:16:33 +0000

[...] href=”“>The “FlickrBooth” idea comes to us from Chris Messina. Share and [...]

Comment on The Promise of BarCamp in Africa by Nairobian Perspective

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:00:43 +0000

great article , i hope that a barcamp for Africa will soon be realized!ICT is the way to go unfortunately too many people lack the basic skills to effectively harness the power of ICT,but the campaign to inform more must not stop...barcamp is such an avenue

Comment on Trolls, Stalkers, and BarCamps – how to deal by Paul

Thu, 29 May 2008 07:01:13 +0000

It's crazy to think that some previously respected in the online community had to have these measures taken against them, although the very nature of the web lends itself to anonyminity, and as a result we have to deal with online what we can police in the offline world. I guess online its much more of a community effort in erradicating this kind of behaviour, with a safety in numbers sort of approach.

Comment on Trolls, Stalkers, and BarCamps – how to deal by nina

Thu, 01 May 2008 01:29:12 +0000

Cool article. A flipside-affect though that I'd be curious to get your feedback on: how to as a community, address and combat the unfortunate and opportunistic (and I hope few) instances of slanderous and wrongful-accusation of online stalking.... other than lawsuits or just "taking the high road" and looking the other way. I've been regularly accused of online stalking by an aspiring celebrity blogger- and for the most part, I kind of (personally) don't care. It is a sad, sad artifact of a dissolved friendship- and the dissolution of our freindship broke both of us, and that is something I do care about. However, the specific (or any) online activities that I've been accused of, I'm not guilty of- and yet the blogger has continued to leverage her alleged victimization by myself and others, by continuously blogging about it- impressing readers, gaining hits, etc. More recently, the blogger facilitated a session at a notable tech conference, covering the subject of online identity and privacy... and has also become a prominent invited speaker for various tech companies and shindigs, as an authority on the subject of online identity and the negative backlash of online stalking. What does bother me, is that this person now speaks as an authority on a subject that through my non-participation in the deeds I'm accused of, I know her experience to be both flawed and partially fraudulent with. I'm a UE designer, and have been consistently working on social/participatory webapp projects, for the last 4 years. As a person who does take backend and community methods of ensuring online safety and freedom of expression, very seriously- it is a huge bee up my bonnet, that a person who is being embraced as a credible industry influencer, bases (at least) some of her work, on truths that from my personal experience with her, I know to be fraudulent. Credibility in the online space is tough enough- and it's such a downer, to see someone speaking on a subject as a credible authority, when I know they're not. My experience building products has taught me that what little of the information out there, is being glommed-onto by businesses fiercely... because there just isn't that much of it out there to look to for research and guidance, with the participatory web being as new as it is. It is very easy to accuse someone of "online stalking" by tossing a screenshot with an IP address into a ppt slideshow, with the requisite additional forensics to conclusively tie that IP address to the person in question, not shown. We all understand PPTs at conferences to be 'snapshot' views of much, much research that in full simply cannot be presented in a 20 or 40 minute conference presentation. Now knowing a chunk/source of this information to be severely flawed- and in realizing this, also catching a glimpse of just how easy it is to jump up on a soabox and fabricate the "victim" flag for the presumed personal benefit of site hits and the professional appearance of credibility- I'm super, super bummed. I'm a professional in this space, and convincing suits of the credibility in research I present is a truly, truly difficult task... and a necessary one to get the green light on ideas that are new and risky (which anything has to be these days, to be innovative or competitive). Thoughts? (sorry for the length- didn't really know how to summarize much shorterly).

Comment on Current TV: Vote for Barcamp Orlando by alexanderhayes

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:43:50 +0000

How could Barcamp get involved ? Any takers for a speaker or two on 'openess' ? Presenting issue -

Comment on Setting up your own BarCamp Photobooth by Susan Reynolds

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:53:16 +0000

I may be late to see this, but I've tweeted it and think it's an idea that would work for lots of events. Kudos!

Comment on Trolls, Stalkers, and BarCamps – how to deal by Sociosophy » Clever, Clever Girl

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:43:38 +0000

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Comment on BarCamp Buenos Aires trip report by Lucas Lopatin

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:38:20 +0000

Hi Javier! This is an awesome write up. First off it was a pleasure meeting you at BarCamp BA and very glad that an attendee of the first BarCamp ever approved :) We believe that this being our first BarCamp in Argentina (and largest in LatAm as far) and this being also the first event that we had ever organized, it came out very well. The feedback after the event was very exciting to read and extremely positive. Joel did a great write up with lots of links at Another aspect that made us have a great feel after BarCamp is that we were able to maintain the original BarCamp structure as both Chris and Tara had written with concerns about. Hope to see you at BarCamp BA II :) Cheers, Lucas

Comment on Setting up your own BarCamp Photobooth by Pete Prodoehl

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 19:12:54 +0000

Nice! I'm going to try this for BarCampMilwaukee2...