Add another C to CCC, this one for Classy.
Loyal readers will remember that I popped over to Berlin this summer to speak at Chaos Communication Camp.Â It was a blast, kind of like a really clever camping rave for geeks.Â Laser light shows every night, roaming art projects on trucks, invigorating conversation about internet freedom, and incredibly tightÂ organization and comfortable infrastructure to support about 3000 smart, curious, mischievous people in the woods for 5 days.Â I was incredibly impressed by how well the event ran, how creature comforts were taken into consideration, and how nice the organizers were.
I also noticed that every single time I looked around, I saw women.Â I didn’t feel gendered, and I never felt like my credentials were in question.Â As Bl00 has said, it felt like people assumed that if you were there, it was for a good … Read the restRead More
This Friday evening, BernieS, Far McKon and I will be at The Hacktory at 1524 Brandywine St. to share pictures, short videos, and stories from the absolutely awesome Chaos Communication Camp in Berlin last month.Â Come join us!Â It’s BYOB, The Hacktory will provide popcorn.
Thanks to my favorite Shiva for reminding me to include links to the slides and videos.Â :-)Read More
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.Â The Camp happens every 4 years and on a lark I submitted 2 talk proposals.Â To my happy bewilderment, both were accepted.Â I gave “There’s Gold In Them Circuit Boards:Â 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:Â Early Lessons in Open City Data from Philadelphia, USA”.Â 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.Â 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.Â He filled in the European perspective, … Read the restRead More