The Road Home Unconference is less than a month away. The “unconference is a new format that is shaking up [the] conference industry, because it is easy to convene, flexible and inexpensive. It is perfect for industries where the expertise lies in the audience … the premise is that ‘there is more expertise in the audience than there possibly could be on stage.'” The aim of the New Orleans Road Home Unconference on July 28th is to discuss problems with the Road Home Program and come up with solutions that will be fed back to those in charge. Make ICF do its job. Are you registered?
* Meeting Capture – I’m working with Alan Gutierrez and KC King on how to record and archive the discussion at the unconference. The object is unobtrusive and thorough meeting capture — we don’t want people engrossed in conversation and idea generation made self-conscious by a tape-recorder or video camera shoved in their faces. Ideas?
* New Orleans Podcamp – Christopher Johnston is organizing a New Orleans Podcamp scheduled for April 2008. Two applications that come to mind for New Orleans are a) podcast newsletters from neighborhood organizations and other groups, and b) adding the vocal and sound touch when archiving various aspects of New Orleans. Since serious podcasting is my next geek project, I’m excited to begin working with him in the context of several New Orleans meetings, projects and communities that can benefit from this technology. Read this article to learn more on podcasting.
* WP Me ASAP – WordPress 2.2.1 is out, with major security fixes.
* Cleophatra Does Milwaukee – Christy has a blog and I didn’t know. Apparently, she and I have been doing similar things lately like looking up old classmates online, attending The Police concert and making Simpsons avatars. Christy and Greg are visiting Milwaukee, one of D’s favorite cities, soon, so I left her some what-to-do-there suggestions. The Miller Brewery Tour, baby!