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BarCampMadison: Future of Web608

BarCampMadison Web608 is Madison’s Web Community, and was inspired by Web414, which is Milwaukee’s Web Community. Abraham Williams was one of the founders of Web608, but moved away from Madison, so Andrew Shell led this session on rebooting the group and deciding how to run things in the future.

Here is the audio from the session. It took place in the big room at BarCampMadison, where it was very echoey and the AC noise was loud. Still, I cleaned it up a bit and it should be listenable.

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.

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BarCampMadison: KidsCamp

BarCampMadison The idea of KidsCamp is to have kid-friendly activities within a BarCamp event. Since BarCamps are often on the weekend, some of the people who attend have children, and may prefer not to abandon them in favor of BarCamp, so are seeking ways to get them involved. There’s also the idea of getting kids interested in technology, and how we could foster such a thing.

At BarCampMadison3, Scott Fradkin led a discussion about this topic. I sat in on it, as did Bob Waldron (and at least one other person, though I didn’t get his name.) We talked over the idea, and Scott got “elected” to explore it more and try to do something for the upcoming BarCampMilwaukee5.

Here is the audio from the session. (There’s a part in the middle of this audio file where the fire alarm went off. We had to leave the building for 10 minutes during that time. I cut that out because it was most unpleasant. If the topic seems to veer in one direction quickly, that is probably why.)

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

(Related: See the mention of BarCampMilwaukee2 and “Popsicle Sticks 2.0” in this post.)

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.

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BarCampMadison: Matt’s Research Paper

The BarCampMadison3 Lightning Talks were awesome! Listen up, and you’ll get to hear “Professor” Matt Gauger discuss a SCIgen paper he created.

You’ll probably love this so much you’ll want to download an MP3. (And for our freedom loving friends, enjoy an Ogg file.)

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BarCampMadison: My Vegan Girlfriend

While waiting for BarCampMadison3 to start we captured this conversation between myself and my vegan girlfriend. We had quite the talk about the farmer’s market, vitamins, religion, Morrissey, and of course, Veganism.

OK, this is actually a conversation between myself and Vegan Soundboard, an iPhone app that was being controlled by Matt Gauger. We recorded it on the Zoom H2 Handy Portable Stereo Recorder.

I ended up using Convo Droid to record a number of sessions at BarCampMadison3, but I figured I’d get this out first, as it was actually recorded before the official start of the event. Also, it’s funny.

Vegan Soundboard

You’ll probably love this so much you’ll want to download an MP3. (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 the BarCamp sessions as I get them edited and published.

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The Thirsty Developer Podcast

I got an email from Larry Clarkin a while back asking if he and Dave Bost could use some of my music for a podcast they were working on. Larry’s a nice guy, I mean, he didn’t even have to ask, since the music I’ve recorded this year has all been released under a Creative Commons license, but he did, and that’s cool, and now the first episode of The Thirsty Developer is out.

The funny part about it is, if you would have told me a few years ago that two guys from Microsoft wanted to use some of my songs in a show they were doing, I probably would have laughed out loud. Larry and Dave are both good guys though (they’ve sponsored BarCampMilwaukee both times) so they’re ok in my book. They’re just starting, so I’m going to cut them some slack on the attribution part, but I’m sure they’ll get it in there somewhere. :)