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Unconferenz 2008

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Welcome to the Unconferenz 2008 wiki!


Post conference networking -- put your contact info here!


Check out the Unconferenz video, courtesy of Ryan Ozawa!


Please feel free to participate by providing your input and suggestions. To edit the page you will need to login with your name. The password is aloha.


Lost and Found - Anyone forgot this adapter at the Unconferenz, please let me know. We are holding it at JAIMS. -Burt

CLAIMED!  It belongs to Shane and Rox. Mahalo to Burt and Dori for being so attentive. :-)


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Right-click to get the path then link to http://www.unconferenz.com


Here is what we have so far...


Date: January 12, 2008


Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm (could go longer if there is interest)

We should arrive around 8:00am. We can put up the session grid, have some coffee and mingle. That should give us enough time to get situated so we can start the sessions at 9:00am.


8:00am - 8:30am - Arrival

8:30am - 9:00am - Session Grid signup

9:00am - 9:45am - Session 1

10:00am - 10:45am - Session 2

11:00am - 11:45am - Session 3

11:45am - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm - Session 4

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Session 5

3:00pm - beyond - post Unconferenz gathering


Place: JAIMS ( in Hawaii Kai)

6660 Hawaii Kai Dr

Honolulu, Hawaii 96825


Attendance: 50 - 100 (We want to manage this on our first go around.)


Cost - This will include a t-shirt and lunch.


$20 in advance (use Paypal, it's there for your convenience!)

$25 at the door


Checks can be made out to Bytemarks and sent to:


P.O. Box 152

Honolulu, HI 96810


Or you can pay $20.00 by Paypal:



Format: Open Grid, Ignite Session, Internet+Tech, 45 minute sessions


Rules: No talking heads, we want participation, sharing and interaction. Product discussions are encouraged especially if it is the creator, designer or principal innovator.


Objectives for the unconferenz:


  1. Be a catalyst
  2. Create an environment for sharing, cross pollenation
  3. Provide support for people and innovation.
  4. Cross generational - middle school to senior netizen
  5. Hang out with friends


Suggested topics for "core" sessions:


  1. Podcasting/Vlogging/New Media (Votes: 5) Participants: Roxanne Darling, Ryan Ozawa, Christa Wittmier, Mitchell Dwyer.
  2. Ruby on Rails (Votes: 4)
  3. Digital Storytelling (formerly: KCC Cybrarian) (Votes: 5) - This is a discussion about digital storytelling facilitated by Shari Tamashiro from KCC (http://starbulletin.com/2007/08/06/features/story02.html) Participants: Shari Tamashiro,. Christa Wittmier
  4. Demo (Votes: 2)
  5. Gadgets (Votes: 3)
  6. Where to find money. VC? (Votes: 3) Participants: Ian Kitajima
  7. Cool Web Projects (Votes: 3)
  8. How to get biz and gov interested in web 2.0 here in Hawaii (Votes: 3) Participants: Ian Kitajima, Shawn Drost
  9. Streaming Video (Votes: 1) Participants: Burt Lum
  10. Flickr Tips (Votes: 2) (Note: We need a Flickr tag for photos from this unconference)
  11. Act 221/215 for web entrepreneurs (Votes: 3)
  12. GUI Design and then build = saves time & money (Votes:4) Participation: Michal Anne Rogondino, Keith Ito
  13. Google Analytics, how-tos (Votes: 3)
  14. Desktop and Server Virtualization Tips and Tricks:Facilitated by Todd Ogasawara
  15. Protecting and Capitalizing on Innovations for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Facilitated by Leighton Chong
  16. Developing/Identifying Grayware? Software and Hardware for the Retiring Baby Boomer Generation (read the numbers in this slidedeck): Facilitated by Todd Ogasawara
  17. Got an OLPC XO? Now what? Facilitated by Todd Ogasawara [Maybe combine with Gadgets?] (sounds fine unless a lot of XO owners show up :-) (Votes: 1) (I haven't got one, but I'd like to see one.)




To vote, log in (see above) and increment each session by +1 and/or add your own session topics.


Suggested session format for presenting: Pecha Kucha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha)

Basically if someone wants to present something or some topic they have 20 slides and 20 seconds each slide to do it in. This limits the presentation time to 6 minutes 40 seconds. Group discussion can follow afterwards. This is just a format to keep things flowing and avoid "death by Powerpoint".


Other Activities/Ideas:


  • Polaroid Profile Wall: we take your pic in the morning & give you a sheet to fill out and attach your pic; it all gets posted on a large wall and you can get an overview of who is there and who you might want to meet.
  • Profile Slideshow
  • Mix/Crosspollenate/Speed Dating Thing: as a way to meet people. you get to identify yourself as belonging to one or more groups, i.e. podcaster, ruby programmer, sysadmin, etc. Then the bill rings and you go meet someone not like you or like you (depending on the moderator's instructions) and share info; lasts only a few minutes, then we start over again.
  • Swag Swap - Bring your own, give one take one. And recycle gear in your garage no longer being used.




  • Unconferenz Twitter feed!
  • Attendee Twitters (aggregated and displayed? Backchannel!)
  • Live video!


We will have a combination of pre-set sessions and open sessions. We are looking for about 6 sessions to anchor the day. If you have a preference please add them to the list. If you like what you see please put an x by the topic.


QUESTION: Is there only 1 session being held at a time? Can there be two tracks?

ANSWER: My (Todd's) recollection is that there is space for numerous (4 or more?) groups to meet simultaneously.


QUESTION: How can I register a second person?  The form says it's "limited to one submission per user."

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This was my first bar camp, and I enjoyed it.  I was wary of the lack of structure, and worried that I would get bored, but it was interesting the whole time.  It was nice to have and hear discussions with the wider variety of people and backgrounds.  If there's another one, I'll probably attend that one too.  -- David Beutel


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