2006.09.11

Bob said something like this in an email:

At or after BarCampMilwaukee, we should plot the number of Campers registered vs time to see what the signup curve looks like.

As soon as I read this I thought – we got people coming from various parts of Wisconsin, probably some folks from Illinois, and even a bunch of hardcore geeks from Iowa – we should map this stuff out using the Yahoo! or Google maps API, and see what it looks like. But wait, we also have Scott from Iowa proposing a session called “Online Maps, Mapping Tools & Geohacking” and a Mini-Mash Pit planned. Maybe we can even combine what we learn in the Microformats and Online Photo Sharing sessions…

Revolutionary idea? Not really, just a neat idea, but it’s one of those things where you take the bits and pieces and see what a group of creative people can come up with. Bob’s comment helps illustrate what we hope to have happen at BarCampMilwaukee, smart people thrown together, and neat things happening as a result.




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