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BarCampMilwaukee2: Ideas

We’re in the planning stages of BarCampMilwaukee2 and I’m trying to come up with a few session ideas. We don’t want to do all the same things we did last year in Milwaukee, or earlier this year in Madison. I like fresh ideas.

So what should we do? What should we talk about, present about, have a workshop on? OpenID? I’d like to give an overview and maybe have people set up OpenID on their own sites, or at least sign up with an OpenID provider. I’m still really interested in Drupal, but I’d like to go deeper into it, and maybe look at how to improve your existing Drupal site. I see some weaknesses in Drupal which might be easily remedied if I just knew what to do. LED throwies? I’m hoping I can convince someone I know in Milwaukee to come show us how to make them.

I’m also really interested in doing something like a mini-One Minute Film & Video Festival, where we’d either determine a theme at the beginning of the event (and do a workshop during the day to help aspiring makers) and then do a showing at 10PM Saturday night, or maybe we’d just ask people to put together short videos we could show at night. I think it could be similar to the Wii Fight Midwest at BarCampMadison, in that it was something happening on the big screen, and gave everyone a break from talking and thinking. Some people participated by just being the audience, and that’s actually fine once in a while…

So what ideas do you have?



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BarCampMilwaukee2

It was just over a year ago that I tossed out the idea of a BarCamp in Milwaukee, and just a few months later, we pulled it off.

If you want to help with BarCampMilwaukee2 being planned for this fall, join the BarCampMilwaukee Yahoo! Group and get involved in the discussion.

We’ll also be taling about it in real-life meetings, and there is one tonight, Tuesday July 17th, 2007, 7PM, at the July Web414 Meeting. You might also be interested in the Fireseed Group which Justin Kruger heads up, as he has been instrumental in making BarCampMilwaukee happen.

(If you know of any organizations who would like to sponsor BarCampMilwaukee2, please let me know. Thanks!)