BarCamp Sydney #4 – Saturday, 15 November 2008

The (un)organisers of BarCamp Sydney have let me know that they are preparing for yet another festival of creativity to engage and excite the Australian tech and innovation community. Details below.

Date: 15 November 2008

Venue: UNSW Roundhouse

Time: 9:00AM-5:00PMpm (registration starts at 8:30AM)

Register: Do it yourself on the wiki

If you’ve never been to a BarCamp before, I highly recommend it. Make some time in your schedule. For those that have been before, I needn’t remind you how great BarCamp is. Take a look at my tag list below to see just how much of your life this might touch.

Hopefully, I’ll see you there. I’m not sure how my timetable is yet.

Standing for Social Media Club board

With 37 others, I am standing for the final slot on the Social Media Club Board.

SMC, is a great organisation, that has the support and involvement of the best people in social media and has the stated aim of:

…sharing best practices, establishing ethics and standards, and promoting media literacy around the emerging area of Social Media. This is the beginning of a global conversation about building an organization and a community where the many diverse groups of people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share, and learn.

The Board is a new initiative at SMC, aiming to gather the best minds together to help coordinate activities that will take SMC forward, addressing strategic and organisational goals. It’s taking what has been a very loose group and getting the (very voluntary) leaders of it to help each other and the community be better organised.

The role is voluntary, requiring a few hours of my time a month. The group I stand with (I hesitate to say against, as they are all people I respect highly) are all worthy of your vote, but I’m asking for it for a couple of reasons:

  • I’m really keen to be more involved with SMC. I’ve hovered at the edges for a while and think I can offer more
  • there aren’t enough Australians in the group, which is heavily skewed to the US and Europe. I think that the combined forces of me, Chris Saad and Des Walsh could work together to great effect and give the southern hemisphere crowd an active voice

So, totally your call. I won’t be offended if you don’t vote, or vote for someone else (the group is all worth voting for). But please do vote.

And hey, if you vote for me, let me know!