Understanding Unconferences and OSScamps


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A brief introduction to what unconferences are and what OSScamps are... not very great in design... presented at OSScamp Delhi September 2008

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Understanding Unconferences and OSScamps

  1. 1. welcome.to OSScamp Delhi September 2008
  2. 2. Re volution: Unconferences Kinshuk Sunil www.kinshuksunil.com [email_address] [OSScamp Delhi September 2008]
  3. 3. ag enda () <ul><li>{ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>define unconference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>define osscamps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>target everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time 20 mins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>need english, open mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>} </li></ul>
  4. 4. note () /* this presentation: # will be available at osscamp.in and my blog # contains subjective opinions # is not technology-oriented the law of two feet applies to this presentation */
  5. 5. law of two feet: if at any time you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet and move to some place more to your liking 1
  6. 6. “ The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on stage ” - Fundamental Law of Conventional Conferences 2
  7. 7. conference - barriers to entry - barriers to contribute + law of two feet + focus on people audience >> participants help yourself “ ...organizing a discussion that involves the minds and expertise of all the people in the room...” 2 unconferences
  8. 8. 1. whoever comes is the right people 2. whatever happens is the only thing that could have 3. whenever it starts is the right time 4. when it’s over it’s over unconferences [ source open source world]
  9. 9. in the end: unconferences : conferences :: wikipedia : encyclopedia if after attending an unconference you learned nothing: It's Your FAULT!
  10. 10. OSS camps open source software camps what why how
  11. 11. OSScamps::what thriving, young and vibrant community; community-driven 'unconferences' - camps @Camp: cross-talk, huddle together, raise some noise, celebrate technology, discuss stuff We are a year old, learning to walk, baby speaking on loud, and with a cape tied on our backs, we dream of soaring high in the sky. [ source osscamp.in]
  12. 12. OSScamps::why 1. create a platform for discussing FOSS 2. propagate FOSS 3. promote indigenous FOSS development we love being vague; specific is too limited we dont decide what we do, because we don't want to decide what not to do
  13. 13. OSScamps::how 1. organise camps in various cities 2. bringing people together 3. enabling knowledge-sharing 4. highlighting work being done
  14. 14. the_ fu ture the future is open, transparent, vibrant the future is you more to be discussed in the FOSS Event Talk
  15. 15. must_read () { 1. Opening Space for Emerging Order by Harrison Owen 2. What is Unconference by Dave Winer 3. Unconference.net 4. OSScamp.in }