I was so pleased with the unconference this weekend. I had hoped to do some live blogging and add video – but it turns out when you have a room full of video cameras that it can take hours to upload video. So I’m bringing you everything a day after the fact.
Below are videos from the day. Mostly we went through topics suggested by attendees – assigned table to topics and folks went where they wanted. Then we’ve convene and report back.
I tried to take notes during the first session, so I’ll inlcude that too – just to give you a quick idea of the conversations that were happening.
Notes from First Session:
Table 1: E-Democracy Group Server – folks got a great demo on how the E-Democracy Group Server facilitates local issues forms. It combines email and web-based discussions – or rather offers multiple ways of participating in the discussion.
Table 2: Facebook – a fun hands on session on Facebook.
Table 3: Strategic Use of Tools for Nonprofits Organizations – a discussion of people who use and/or want to use online tools. I heard people ask about a checklist or recipe for success. Does it help to have multiple people involved? It’s important to have a real person with a real voice at the helm.
Table 4: Podcasting – a discussion of how to use tools to facilitate remote meetings and record them. Dim Dim is a tool I heard come up.
Table 5: Creating community web sites – using tools that will help your audience help you with content, such as Google Calendar – but you still have to moderate.
Table 6: Twitter – a good hands-on session on how to add hash tags
Saturday Second Session Topics:
Saturday Second Sessions Summaries:
Saturday Third Session Topics:
Third Session Summaries
Fourth Session Topics:
Plans for continuing the Momentum
End of Day Notes from Bernadine Joselyn