Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Sunday, January 15, 2006

BarCamp NYC 2006 Summary

BarCamp NYC was very awesome. It makes me wish I had more expertise and technical knowledge to bring to the table.

I'm quite tired right now. I am so very glad tomorrow is a holiday -- I wouldn't enjoy trying to drive home tonight.

Anyway, I will try tonight to put up a few detailed summaries and reviews of the sessions I attended (including my own).

In the meantime, here's my Flickr set. It pains me to admit it, especially after a weekend of talking about Web 2.0 and social media, but I hadn't really used Flickr until recently.

Which is not to say, of course, that I didn't post and share photos online -- I just put albums together using JAlbum and threw them in my Web space. Note the raw directory listing -- very old school.

I guess that makes me selfish. Or Web 1.0.

Anyway, I think that BarCamp NYC was an astonishing success. Lots of ideas were exchanged. No one got hurt. Nothing got broken or stolen (as far as I know), and very few liquids were spilled.

The wireless network was a little spotty at times, though at the moment, I'm leeching off of the parents' neighbor's unsecured network, so I can't be one to complain.

Besides, I don't know why I'm still surprised by this, but I always find it off-putting to be at a physical gathering -- even a geek one -- with a room full of people where no one looks up, because they're all hunched over their laptops.

Oh, and lastly for now -- I'm not sure if it's a new lie or polite fiction, but I think "My contact info is on the wiki" may be the Web 2.0 version of "Let's do lunch."



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