Barcampcanberra - Technologists as Revolutionaries

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Barcampcanberra - Technologists as Revolutionaries

  1. TECHNOLOGISTS AS REVOLUTIONARIES Bar Camp Canberra – 19 April 2008 Kate Carruthers
  2. Revolutionaries? <ul><ul><li>Electric light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telegraph </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web apps </li></ul></ul>People did not know they wanted or needed any of these until a technologist helped them to understand
  3. Why does this matter to us?
  4. Why care? <ul><li>Technology drives everyday life now </li></ul><ul><li>There is lots of competition </li></ul><ul><li>We risk public overload & disconnection </li></ul>
  5. Changing the World <ul><ul><li>Visionary leadership </li></ul></ul>
  6. Changing the World <ul><ul><li>Creating followers </li></ul></ul>
  7. Changing the World <ul><ul><li>Unbounded ambition </li></ul></ul>
  8. Changing the World <ul><ul><li>Powerful capability for change </li></ul></ul>
  9. Techniques used by Revolutionaries & Insurgents
  10. Communication & Community <ul><li>Community is where memes spread </li></ul><ul><li>Go to where the people are </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved with their lives & problems </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key influencers </li></ul><ul><li>Passion & enthusiasm matter </li></ul>
  11. Tools <ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasion </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>Evangelist : ‘bringer of good news’ ε ὐ αγγελιστής
  12. POST Method
  13. We need to … <ul><li>Spend time with others like us </li></ul><ul><li>Build up our own communities: </li></ul><ul><li>Real life </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul>
  14. A good start … What next?

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