BarCampMilwaukee2: Session Ideas

Dammit, I just get BarCampFever sometimes!

I’ve proposed a few sessions for BarCampMilwaukee2. I really need to stop. I don’t want to do too much, and I want others to be able to get a chance, but dammit, I just get BarCampFever sometimes!

We will be doing intro sessions to start things off, and I think it’s really important to promote Creative Commons. We are going to suggest (but not require) that people post their photos, video, code, etc. under open licenses, and try to explain why this is a Good Idea. I’ve been wanting to talk about CC to many of the locals for a while now.

This is one where I don’t know how it will go, Internet for Kids. As a total net-nerd, with kids, I may know too much about how things work, so sometimes I’m not sure what I should or should not let my kids do online. Do we follow high-tech solutions (proxies, blocking) or low-tech (sit with them and watch what they do.) Mainly looking for advice and ideas here.

And of course, Popsicle Sticks 2.0… Yeah, that’s right. You think you’ve built things with Popsicle Sticks before? Total Popsicle Sticks 1.0 – this is the Next Generation of Popsicle Stick Building! (I hope…)

Oh yeah, I also tossed out the idea of a mini-remote-control helicopter rally, and at least one person seemed totally hyped up about it. Did I mention the ceiling at Bucketworks is like 50 feet tall in the big room?

2 replies on “BarCampMilwaukee2: Session Ideas”

I’m taking the proposed in Proposed Sessions literally…

Suggesting some things that I hope other folks run with (like the Markup Soup idea). You never know how many people are interested in the same thing…

Blake, good point… Some sessions I’d still want do if only one other person was interested (and, you know, I could get a time slot) while others may or may not happen depending on the environment at the time. Honestly I think the popsicle sticks idea could be an “anytime you have free time” type of activity.

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