So BarCampBlock was a good time, I heard some interesting conversations and met a couple neat people, and got a water bottle and t-shirt big enough for one of my kids. (I should have gone in on Friday night.) The one downside is that I keep thinking it’s Monday night. The rest of the week is going to go real slow.
I do wonder if it would be possible to do a useful version of this kind of event specifically around the future. The Institute’s conferences are like Faberge eggs, beautifully crafted and unspeakably labor-intensive; clients really like them, but I wonder if we could do interesting things in a conference that goes in completely the opposite direction. No prepared talks, no agenda, just a few simple rules and the passion of the participants….
[To the tune of Jason Forrest, “War Photographer,” from the album “Shamelessly Exciting“.]