Category Archives: Events

Whitespace grand opening in Seattle! « Coworking Community Blog

Blue Flavor are opening their new offices in Seattle and they’re even opening it up to the coworking community:

“What better way to kick off a new milestone in political history than to have a party for the grand opening of a new Coworking space in Seattle!”

(From Whitespace grand opening in Seattle! « Coworking Community Blog.)

The DO Lectures | 4th – 8th September 2008

Inspirational videos:

“The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about.”

(From The DO Lectures | 4th – 8th September 2008.)

Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008

Download Day 2008

Today is Firefox download day. Help Firefox set a world record! More information on Spread Firefox.

Twittercamp / Barcamp 2008 in Mestre, Italy

Gigi Cogo asked everybody on the Venetocamp Google Group to spread the word about Twittercamp / Barcamp 2008 in Mestre, Italy. I myself will not be there because of personal reasons, but I believe it’ll be a great experience. So go to the Wiki Page for Twittercamp / Barcamp 2008 in Mestre, Italy read the information and add yourself to the list of attendees.

dConstruct 2007

This year I attended dConstruct again. As last year it was great. I met many people. Some of them I knew from last years event. And it was good to be back in Brighton. I like the city and I like it even more every time I come back there.

The speakers were great. I’ve learned a lot. Here are some posts from other websites which have good summaries of the event: Garrett Coakley, four starters pt. 01, four starters pt. 02.

Ricordi Fugaci

It's the time of the year again when Como is getting ready for the Notte Bianca. It’s the third time we (my wife and I) participate in this event. I have prepared a little microsite for this year's photographic exhibition called “Ricordi Fugaci”.

The Notte Bianca 2007 in Como will take place on the June 16th. This time we got a very nice venue, the “Chiostrino di Santa Eufemia” in Piazzolo Giuseppe Terragni, 4. For some reason it is rarely used, but we visited some exhibitions there and really liked it, so we asked the organisation team if we could use it for the Notte Bianca. Luckily they agreed.

If you are in Como on June 16th stop by, have a look at the photos and maybe chat a little bit. We'll be there from 18:00 on Saturday until 03:00 or 04:00 on Sunday. The official schedule is 06:00 on Sunday morning.

We’ve written a little introductory text in italian. I’ll post it here for everybody who’s interested (and can read italian).

Ricordi Fugaci

Fragilità e incertezza caratterizzano l’atmosfera nelle immagini della mostra “ricordi fugaci”. Le fotografie di paesaggi in grande formato parlano della fugacità e della bellezza fragile della natura.

Dalla nebbia che vela le immagini nasce speranza, ma anche incertezza. Il concetto della mostra si basa su questo contrasto. Nei paesaggi superficialmente intatti si inseriscono discretamente edifici, boschi artificialmente impiantati o altri interventi dell’ uomo. Queste modifiche appaiono solo guardando con attenzione. La civiltà sta lasciando delle tracce ovunque.

Cross-posted on biconcav )(.

BarCamp Nürnberg

Finally I found the time to write at least a few lines about BarCamp Nürnberg. I had a great time there even though I missed the first day. I got ill on Friday so I wasn't able to drive the 650 kilometers from Como to Nürnberg; I had to travel on Saturday.

When I first went into the venue I was a little confused. The board with all the sessions was there, but the post-its were almost unreadable. The subjects were modified during the initial organisation discussion. This is a good thing because the speakers were able to meet the interests of the attendees, but for someone who came along later it wasn’t easy to understand. I would suggest to use the wiki more for these purposes. So in the end I asked some of the guys standing around, but nobody really knew what the different sessions were about.

I attended three sessions more or less by chance which were really great. Great presentations and knowledge of the subject. The sessions were:

Thank you very much, Jörg Battermann, for organizing this great event.

Slowly getting ready for Barcamp Nuernberg

A good read for everybody who will attend a Barcamp in the future: Our big mistake at the Turin BarCamp. I hope I will remember Paolos suggestions when I am at Barcamp Nuremberg in less than two weeks.

Barcamp Nuernberg

barcamp nuernberg

I’m going to be at Barcamp Nürnberg from the 16th to 17th of December. I haven’t been to one of these events before even though I tried to make it to BzaarCamp in Milan. Unfortunately I was not in the area at that time.

I’m really looking forward to Barcamp Nürnberg. A BarCamp by the way is a so called un-conference.

A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. Learn more or OrganizeALocalBarCamp.BarCamp

There are already about 36 participants and another 20-ish who are not yet sure. So if you are in the nuremberg area on the 16th and 17th of December, come over. It will sure be a great event. I’m going to take as many photos as I can and make them available on my Flickr Account.