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Friday, May 6, 2011

my plans for Minnebar

Posted here, because why write something down if you’re not going to put it on the web somewhere?

9:40: Geeks Connecting Neighbors. Because talking with a bunch of fellow geeks about how to use technology to help people connect with their neighbors seems easier than actually talking to my neighbors. Backup: Mirah.

10:40: Making Music Like a Nerd II. I make software and I make music, but not at the same time, and for decades now I’ve been alternately intrigued and irritated by the tools to do it. Time to look again. Backup: Maps? Fonts? Android?

11:40: Building the Tech Community You Want to See. Because I like diversity. Backup: ?

1:40: I don’t know, maybe social networks.

2:40: OpenStreetMap 101. I like maps! And openness! I used OSM on Touring Machine and was impressed. Backup I should be going to instead: Negotiating Consulting Contracts That Work.

3:40: Color Theory & Consumption. Not sure why. Backup: Get More From Your Data, or Why Don’t You Blog More?

4:40: Personal Rapid Transit. I’ve been skeptical about this concept since I read Bruno Latour’s Aramis back in the ’90s, but I don’t really remember why. Time for a refresher course!

Minnebar is “an (un)conference aimed at getting those in Minnesota’s tech and design communities together to discuss topics that interest them.” It happens tomorrow, and it’s sold out.

posted by erik at 3:08 pm  

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