2006/10/02

BarCampMilwaukee Aftermath / NNf

BarCampMilwaukee is over for this year. In the next few days, the aftermath of the event will be documented and possibilities for the future will be explored.

Approximately one hundred people participated in the first BarCampMilwaukee, 30 September - 01 October 2006. New connections were made between people passionate about technology and about how it can be used or created. The 31 hours of BarCampMilwaukee were a fun and interesting time, and the sessions I participated in were exercises in learning, sharing and stretching my mind. There are still random thoughts from countless conversations bouncing around from one gray cell to another. As those thoughts coalesce, a list of possibilities and some priorities will emerge and be documented on this blog.

Several items on this week's NEW NET issue list are about the Yahoo Hack Day which was also held this weekend. Hack Day was somewhat like BarCampMilwaukee, only on a grander and slightly more expensive scale. The number 10 item on the NEW NET list below discusses how traditional industry conferences and expos are not faring as well as in the past, and barcamps and 'hack days' may be some of the events filling the void.

Today's post will be short so I can get the NEW NET issues list on-line in preparation for tonight's gathering at Mister Churro. If you were unable to participate in BarCampMilwaukee, consider participating in BarCampMadison in early 2007. Watch the BarCampMilwaukee Aftermath webpage for future events and projects in which you can participate and collaborate. And put BarCampMilwaukee 2007 on your calendar for next year as soon as the date is set. We look forward to seeing you there!

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NEW NET at Mister Churro on Monday !

Below is the final list of issues for the Monday, 25 September 2006, NEW NET (Northeast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 6:50 pm weekly gathering at Mister Churro, 207 N. Richmond St., Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.
  1. Lawsuit tries to pin blame for murders on GTA: Vice City http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060926-7838.html
  2. Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox http://news.com.com/2100-1002_3-6121608.html
  3. Sandisk Announces 12GB and 16GB Extreme III CF Cards http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4320
  4. House approves warrantless wiretapping http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060929-7867.html
  5. OpenBSD creator wants users to pressure Intel on open source policies http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061002-7874.html
  6. One phone number to rule them all http://www.lifehacker.com/software/telephone/one-phone-number-to-rule-them-all-203629.php
  7. Creative mayhem at Yahoo's first-ever software hack-a-thon http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061001/tc_afp/afplifestyleitinternet
  8. Yahoo Hack Day http://p6.hostingprod.com/@www.ventureblog.com/articles/indiv/2006/001258.html
  9. All Women Team Takes Yahoo Hack Day Top Prize http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/10/01/all-women-team-takes-yahoo-hack-day-top-prize/
  10. Tech Trends Threaten Trade Shows http://news.yahoo.com/s/ibd/20060927/bs_ibd_ibd/2006927tech
  11. McAfee: Microsoft completely unrealistic on Vista http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061002-7875.html
  12. IE 7 May Impact E-tailers' Sales http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20061002/tc_cmp/193100905
  13. Only a "moron" would buy YouTube http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060929/wr_nm/media_youtube_dc
  14. HP goes shopping, comes home with VoodooPC http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060928-7863.html
  15. AMD signs deal with number two Chinese PC builder http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060929-7865.html
  16. First look at Wallop http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=124
  17. Virtual schools and tutors offer students new opportunities http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060928-7859.html
  18. The long tail is real, but only a handful are cashing in http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3674
  19. Google, Intel Call For Vastly More Efficient PC Power Supplies http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20060927/tc_cmp/193005954
  20. PC World's 100 Fearless Forecasts http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20060929/tc_pcworld/127152
  21. Co-founder tells his side of Apple story http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060927/tc_nm/wozniak_dc
  22. Screeching mobiles that give thieves ear bashings http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1035_22-6121684.html
  23. Video games aim to spice up old people's lives http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060930/tc_afp/afplifestyleusitgameshealthelderly
  24. Gameworld: Older women rule ... the casual games market http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060928/tc_nm/leisure_gaming_women_dc
  25. Pangea Arcade game now available http://news.yahoo.com/s/macworld/20060929/tc_macworld/pangea20060929
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