Tonight I went to OneWebDay‘s Boston meeting, where founder Susan Crawford, board member David Isenberg, and others talked about OneWebDay and helped the group brainstorm about things we might do in Boston. It’s late, so all I’ll say is stay tuned, I’ll be helping with and writing more about OneWebDay in the future. But, go ahead and pencil in Sep 22 — OK?
One of the fun things was the great people in the audience and the fun dialog with them. I sat with Ben Sheldon of the Digital Bicycle Project, an effort to provide distribution tools for community media. Fascinating topic, and another example of the disruption coming to broadcast. Luis Villa formerly of Ximian was there, he was one of the original Evolution team (my current Linux email client). Novell doesn’t seem to have the budget to invest lots more. Too bad, because there’s a lot of things I like about Evolution. We talked about where email clients are going, server side (gmail) sure seems to have a lot of advantages. Sigh, another personal tool migration is looming.
I also talked with Dean and Daniel who are associated with Berkman and the Beyond Broadcast conference which is coming up this Fri / Sat. I had not planned to attend but found out that Berkman will simulcast it through Second Life. So, Dash Flintoff (that’s me), will be going for at least part of it. I gather it’s being held on the Berkman Island.
All and all this was a lot of fun, and was a good reminder that I shouldn’t get so busy with work that I don’t go to this sort of stuff. The meeting even made BoingBoing.