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2010.10.15

Time Lapse Bot was at BarCampMilwaukee5 on October 2nd/3rd, 2010 and was very busy! He took over 7,400 pictures and then compiled this video for us to watch. You missed the event? See it happen in about 4 minutes by watching the video.

You want to do something with the raw images? Download all of them here!

This video is released under a Creative Commons Attribution License. The music titled “Insane Dad” is from Minus Kelvin via ccMixter and has a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License. You can also find this video at Vimeo and blip.tv or download the original QuickTime file or find an Ogg file at Archive.org… Enjoy!

2010.10.15

At the October 2010 Web414 Meeting we did a little BarCamp ReCap, discussing how BarCampMilwaukee5 went, and how we can make it better next time.

Here are some of my notes:

  • T-shirts: Start the process sooner… make it a design competition, get more people involved in the design process.
  • Sponsor logos should be printed and placed on the wall during the event. (Do a better job of thanking sponsors as well.)
  • Bucketworks really needs a PA system for announcements. /cc: Darrick Hartman
  • Get the coffee flowing earlier.
  • Try to have donuts, muffins, bagels… morning food for when people arrive.
  • Start BarCamp earlier.
  • End BarCamp later.
  • Hold sessions before lunch. (The intros went really fast this time, unlike other years… timed intros is the way to go!)
  • Registration/Check-in: review the process. Printed papers? Print them earlier? Electronic check-in? Self check-in?
  • Vote with fire /cc: Matt Gauger
  • Pre-printed sessions sheets.
  • Pre-printed name tags (with tags you designated on the web site.)
  • 45 minutes seemed a good length for sessions. It allows for moving between room and a little bit of spillover.
  • Lightning Talks were good… I wish more people would have participated. (Maybe we need to add alcohol like other cities do?)
  • Have tables in the open area that match session room numbers for spillover conversations. (Birds of a Feather spaces/meetings?)
  • Good recording gear in each room (audio/video) /cc: Matt Gauger and Chris Larkee
  • Technology built into each space/room to make certain things easier.
  • Move to Open Atrium for organizing. /cc: James Carlson
  • Look at other cities, Chicago, Nashville, etc.. how do they do it? How do we do it?
  • Videoconferencing station to interact with people who are not there.
  • Kitchen needs and best practices. /cc: Jen Larkee
  • Examine fuse box to determine load/wiring. /cc: Chris Larkee and Jen Larkee
  • Each session room should have a sheet of paper posted with the name of the session. This will help people who wander in late and don’t know what session is taking place.

Also, MilwaukeeDevHouse5 will be used to focus on thinking up new ways to do things better, and then making those ideas come true. Join us at Bucketworks on Friday, December 3rd, 2010, from 5pm to Midnight, and bring your ideas!

2010.10.12

This is the “Hacking an Audience Response System” session from BarCampMilwaukee5 which took place on October 2nd/3rd, 2010 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Travis Goodspeed was the presenter for this session. You can find him at travisgoodspeed.blogspot.com, and on Twitter as @travisgoodspeed

You can also download an MP3 file if you’d like. (And for our freedom loving friends, enjoy an Ogg file.)

Also, if you want to get all of the audio automagically downloaded podcasting style, subscribe to the feed. I’ll add in more BarCamp stuff as I get it all edited and published.

2010.10.09

This is the “BioHacking – An Overview” session from BarCampMilwaukee5 which took place on October 2nd/3rd, 2010 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Richard Thieme was the presenter for this session. You can find him at Thiemeworks.com

You can also download an MP3 file if you’d like. (And for our freedom loving friends, enjoy an Ogg file.)

Also, if you want to get all of the audio automagically downloaded podcasting style, subscribe to the feed. I’ll add in more BarCamp stuff as I get it all edited and published.

2010.10.05

BarCampMilwaukee5 Creative Commons Photo Studio Set-up

This is the set-up we used, documented. Sam Dodge and I put this together at BarCampMilwaukee5 to take people’s portraits… for free! And that’s free as in beer, free as in speech, and free as in freedom! We let the subject of the photo use the image for ANYTHING they want, and in return, we get to publish it under a Creative Commons license, which also creates this record of people who came to BarCamp. It’s the second time we’ve done this, and this time, we actually planned ahead… well, a little bit.

(See a larger version of the image on Flickr)

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