Updated with concise list of links, 10/12/2011.
I recently got home from 9 days in and around Berlin for the Chaos Communication Camp, organized by the Chaos Computer Club. The Camp happens every 4 years and on a lark I submitted 2 talk proposals. To my happy bewilderment, both were accepted. I gave “There’s Gold In Them Circuit Boards: Why E-Waste Recycling is Smart and How to Make it Smarter” based on my thesis work on e-waste, and “Data Mining Your City: Early Lessons in Open City Data from Philadelphia, USA”. On the train from Berlin to the airfield where the camp took place, I met Florian Stoller who helped me give the city data talk. Besides being on the board of his local Pirate Party in Fribourg, Switzerland, he also helps run Be-Cause , a company that makes e-gov forms. He filled in the European perspective, which really improved the talk. Thanks, Florian!
Here are some links.
- E-waste summary and slides
- E-waste video on CCC-TV, also posted at camptalks.rof.li,
- City Data summary and slides
- City Data video on CCC-TV, also posted at camptalks.rof.li.
The camp and Berlin in general were pretty great and deserve their own review. But until I get my photos posted and thoughts sorted, some crude self-promotion will have to do.