2007/20/09 Proposed Agenda


Perhaps some Free Culture folks will be our guests. What is free culture? What does it mean for the tech world? Why should we care?

Maybe someone can tell us about Dev House Boston 3.

Upcoming events of interest:

  • Pecha Kucha 2: live blogging & such, October 12
  • PodCamp, October 26-28
  • FOSSCamp, October 27-28
  • BarCamp Boston, possibly in October
  • See the Berkman Calendar for upcoming Berkman stuff.
  • Feel free to publicize related events here! Let Erica or j know, comment, or add them yourself if you have an editor account.

Various upcoming & potential stuff on our schedule:

  • Second Life – 1) a guided tour + how-to session | 2) a debate on it. Good? Bad? Both?
  • Dan Bricklin, known for his work on VisiCalc and wikiCalc
  • People to do sessions on maps & mapping: Ben Sheldon / Adam / Tracy Rolling of Platial
  • Digital natives: ask Erin Mishkin
  • For parents: what *are* your kids doing on the social web? Get a few students to lead it.
  • What’s the latest in the Free Culture movement? (and what about the Miro player?)
  • Skype: How does it work? Why use it? j can lead something
  • People to do sessions on video: Steve Garfield / David Temez of Boston Media Makers
  • OpenID – Why you should use it, why you should develop with it (ask Rod Begbie)
  • Streaming radio – how to make your own streaming radio station, the new rules around it
  • Principles of design/UI, how to learn as a beginner?
  • Latest tools for blogging / Latest mashups and widgets / How have tools changed in the past year or so?
  • you?
  • If you want to help shepherd a potential future topic or if you have ideas of your own, please talk to Erica or j. We’d love – and could really use – your help!+

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