DHMN New North Tech Cafes
Today's DHMN 'make' session had an interesting discussion about organizing a series of Tech Cafés. Well, maybe the actual discussion didn't get into whole series of events, but we did talk about the concept of having an Adobe Tech Café.
...a casual event where tech enthusiasts get together for Saturday breakfast to learn about and discuss a given technology topic. A couple examples are:
- A Linux User Group might sponsor a Tech Café day to explain what Linux is and the advantages of open source.
- Microsoft might throw an XNA Café, to show off how to create your own Xbox 360 game.The idea is to load the Café with members of a given community so that others can learn about and get involved in that community informally. Linux “newbs” might seek help from experts or a topic experts might seek helpful peer advice. This event is extremely casual and geared as a means to enable a community of innovation before the kids wake up or weekend activities kick into high gear. Tech Café participation will typically be 2 - 25 people, with participants having a wide range of topic experience and knowledge from novice to experts. A few of the participants may have no topic knowledge at all, or might even be at the facility to work on an unrelated project...
"Adobe sponsored today's Milwaukee Tech Café by sending Ryan to share insider knowledge and tips about AIR and other Adobe products and by providing...comestibles for a light breakfast."