Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Free conference on wikis in Canberra on 11 August 2010

"Recent Changes Camp Canberra" is being held at the University of Canberra, 11 August 2010. This is free to attend, with the program determined on the day. The topic is the use wikis and other online collaboration tools.

Previously I have attended and presented at similar format "Bar Camp" events and found them very interesting and useful. But it takes a while to get used to the fluid format used. Unlike a conventional conference, such "unconferences" have less structure and at times are confusing, but fun.

It can be disconcerting when presenting, as few in the audience seem to be paying attention, instead typing on their smart phones, tablets and netbooks. But what they are doing (mostly) is listening to what you are saying and discussing it online with others in the room and elsewhere. Also the attendees can look and talk like cyberpunks, but turn out to be senior government and industry people.

Register online via the Wiki (you have to edit the wiki page, rather than fill in a form).

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