Barcamping

This is not a blog.

Heh. I’m SO enjoying the blog break. I think I’ll keep it going for a few more days cause I’m not ready to come back. More on that when I get back.

Tonight, though, I dropped by BarCamp Block and got some historical video so wanted to point that out. Historical in that I aimed my Mac’s camera at a few of the people who started the BarCamp movement. Tantek Celik, Jeff Lindsay, and Ross Mayfield, among others. If you don’t know about Kyte.tv it lets me turn on my Mac’s camera and record conversations without special equipment and without getting people to be TOO goofy. Although Ross Mayfield, founder of SocialText (where the first BarCamp was held) gets a bit goofy for my Mac. Yes, this was AFTER the BarCamp party where free drinks were liberally handed out.

If you are missing the BarCampBlock that’s going on now you really are missing something special. I didn’t attend Saturday’s sessions because Maryam and I were at a birthing class having our own educational experience. When I arrived tons of people told me I had missed the best BarCamp ever. That’s saying something because there’s been more than 200 BarCamps all over the world and it all started here. Read Brian Solis’ account to see just how special it is. He writes “The second anniversary of Barcamp was nothing short of extraordinary.”

Speaking of BarCamp, thank you to HP. HP really tried to come through and open up the garage but they have agreements with the neighbors that they can’t break. I know that my blog earlier last week was sent all over the company. That said, watch my Kyte channel tomorrow for more news about the HP garage. I’m quite honored by what they did — they got 12 of my Facebook friends into see the garage, which, of course, we’ll film and share with you.

Oh, and don’t miss the video we put up last week on ScobleShow.

Scott Klemmer, assistant professor in the computer science department at Stanford. Could you get into Stanford and have a chat with a professor who works across the hall from where Google was started. 48 minutes with tons of info on the latest computer science research.

Marc Canter, founder of Macromedia. Among other things. An hour with Marc. Marc links to the things we talk about which are as varied as Jewish food to digital lifestyle aggregation. Don’t miss this one.

New companies: Palore and Magnify and more over on ScobleShow.com too.

Anyway, keep watching my Kyte.tv channel cause I’m having a lot of fun putting stuff up there.

More on BarCamp on Google Blog Search — there are several BarCamps going on right now around the world.

Anyway, see you in a few more days.

Oh, and tomorrow come and join us in Alameda for a Photowalking. Thomas Hawk has more details on that.

Comments

  1. Robert, you may as well admit that this is a blog :).

    It’s kinda like when you took a week off to support for Kathy Sierra but decided to do a “non-blog” post before the week was up.

  2. Robert, you may as well admit that this is a blog :).

    It’s kinda like when you took a week off to support for Kathy Sierra but decided to do a “non-blog” post before the week was up.

  3. Kyte seriously needs to axe the friggin audio alerts. I had a bunch of tabs open and had no idea where the mystery sound was coming from. I wound up closing everything trying to hunt that bugger down. Seriously seriously frustrating.

  4. Kyte seriously needs to axe the friggin audio alerts. I had a bunch of tabs open and had no idea where the mystery sound was coming from. I wound up closing everything trying to hunt that bugger down. Seriously seriously frustrating.

  5. Very cool, Kyte and reporting on Barcamp. I actually want to leave you a message here while there are only 5 comments, about your last post. Something I would love to see tech bloggers looking at is the way tech is used to promote and sell handmade stuff. This may sound weird, but making stuff from scratch is an art which is failing in this country although gallantly trying to make a comeback in the DIY movement etc. Anyway, referencing the babies, the next generation the next 10 generations, having making as an option is a vital thread to keep open. For some, it is the essence of being.

    Have fun at Facebook.

    Thanks for thinking about this-

    Best-

    mad

  6. Very cool, Kyte and reporting on Barcamp. I actually want to leave you a message here while there are only 5 comments, about your last post. Something I would love to see tech bloggers looking at is the way tech is used to promote and sell handmade stuff. This may sound weird, but making stuff from scratch is an art which is failing in this country although gallantly trying to make a comeback in the DIY movement etc. Anyway, referencing the babies, the next generation the next 10 generations, having making as an option is a vital thread to keep open. For some, it is the essence of being.

    Have fun at Facebook.

    Thanks for thinking about this-

    Best-

    mad

  7. Really enjoyed the Scott Klemmer vid and looking forward to you back fulltime. But the class must have blown your mind!

    I wish we had the kind of Tech Community here in NYC that you enjoy out there in SV – guess I’ll just have to start one.

  8. Really enjoyed the Scott Klemmer vid and looking forward to you back fulltime. But the class must have blown your mind!

    I wish we had the kind of Tech Community here in NYC that you enjoy out there in SV – guess I’ll just have to start one.

  9. I really enjoyed your post on barcamping. It’s a great piece of reporting. Please consider using this style more often.

    By the way, although you said you’d be gone for a while, I still stop by everyday to see if you’ve changed your mind. Today, I got lucky.

  10. I really enjoyed your post on barcamping. It’s a great piece of reporting. Please consider using this style more often.

    By the way, although you said you’d be gone for a while, I still stop by everyday to see if you’ve changed your mind. Today, I got lucky.

  11. @5: Matt, like most other chat applications, kyte alerts you of new chat messages if you are tuned into a channel. You can turn them off by clicking on the speaker symbol and disable the livechat alert. The setting will be remembered. If you have more feedback, feel free to send it to daniel.graf [at] decentral.tv.

    While most of us are enjoying the California sun, Mike Horn and his team are reporting from their Himalaya expidition. Different than tech, but at least as fascinating: http://www.kyte.tv/mikehorn

  12. @5: Matt, like most other chat applications, kyte alerts you of new chat messages if you are tuned into a channel. You can turn them off by clicking on the speaker symbol and disable the livechat alert. The setting will be remembered. If you have more feedback, feel free to send it to daniel.graf [at] decentral.tv.

    While most of us are enjoying the California sun, Mike Horn and his team are reporting from their Himalaya expidition. Different than tech, but at least as fascinating: http://www.kyte.tv/mikehorn

  13. I was teaching a blogging class three blocks from BarCamp Vancouver and only heard about it at two in the morning on Friday. If Barcamp is interested in new ideas and fresh blood, they’d better do a much improved job of outreach in the future. If they’re interested in same old same old, then just continue, because it’s working.

  14. I was teaching a blogging class three blocks from BarCamp Vancouver and only heard about it at two in the morning on Friday. If Barcamp is interested in new ideas and fresh blood, they’d better do a much improved job of outreach in the future. If they’re interested in same old same old, then just continue, because it’s working.

  15. 5 Days. Damn! I KNEW I should have bet the over, since history tells us he can’t go more than 5 days.

    Scoble, what chapter in your book discusses how a blogger can post on his own blog but, not have that post be considered a blog post?

    I mean seriously, why both even trying to tell your audience will not be blogging for a while?

    Sort of like that Amy Winehouse “Rehab” song…

    “I try to make myself stop blogging
    but I say, No, No No”

  16. 5 Days. Damn! I KNEW I should have bet the over, since history tells us he can’t go more than 5 days.

    Scoble, what chapter in your book discusses how a blogger can post on his own blog but, not have that post be considered a blog post?

    I mean seriously, why both even trying to tell your audience will not be blogging for a while?

    Sort of like that Amy Winehouse “Rehab” song…

    “I try to make myself stop blogging
    but I say, No, No No”

  17. Robert, sure BarCampBlock was not worth resisting the temptation to visit! You’ve the standard on what is “not a blog”. Welcome back!

  18. I really wish I’d attended the BarCampBlock weekend. Sounded like a great time.

    As for being back already, isn’t that the joy of a blog? Braindump blog entries when you want to, go live life when you can’t be faffed to blog! You’ve got the best of both worlds, mate!

  19. I really wish I’d attended the BarCampBlock weekend. Sounded like a great time.

    As for being back already, isn’t that the joy of a blog? Braindump blog entries when you want to, go live life when you can’t be faffed to blog! You’ve got the best of both worlds, mate!