Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Brainjamming in Berkeley

Mark your calanders. This Satuday from 9:30am-5pm, the next Brainjams event is going to be held on the UC Berkeley campus at Barrows Hall. That's right, the knowledge networking 'unconference' is coming to the East Bay and you're invited.

I just got off the phone with organizer Chris Heuer. He has been collaborating with Lee Felsenstein, who is going to be joining Chris as a co-facilitator and it sounds like we're in for a treat.
In a sense, Lee is reprising his role from the beginning of the PC revolution as co-founder and facilitator of the Homebrew Computer Club.

In addition to focusing on discussions about how we use emerging social media tools like blogs, wikis, podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools, Lee and Chris will begin the day with a discussion on learning from other disciplines, finding/borrowing/improving on patterns through experimentation and collaboration in the commons.

What we have been trying to do with BrainJams is very much what Homebrew did 30 years ago - we follow in their footsteps and are very honored to have him sharing his experience and wisdom with us.
Four months ago, I had the pleasure of participating in the first Brainjam which was held at the KRON 4 studios in San Francisco. The connections that I made that day have blossomed into an extensive network of friends and colleagues who are involved in all sorts of exciting projects.

If you can make it, we'd love to see you down there! (Don't forget to register)