This is a cross post from the RecentChangesCamp site/wiki.
“When? Where? I want in!”
February 20-22, 2009
University Place Hotel, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Add your name to the list of attendees.
We’ll convene on at the Univeristy Place Hotel on the Portland State University campus Friday morning (February 20) and wrap-up Sunday afternoon (February 22). There is no cost to participate other than transportation, just We may even be able to help you find lodging.
“Give me more!”
Recent Changes Camp was born from the intersection of wiki and Open Space. Going far beyond technology, we’re interested in wiki culture and other networks/groups/etc. that share many of the values implicit in it — from cultural creatives, to public participation and free culture advocates. If you use a wiki or you value open collaboration, Recent Changes Camp is created for you. RCC is about openness and inclusion, collaboration and community, creativity and flow. Further down this page you can check out a sampling of sessions we’ve enjoyed in the past, along with pictures and videos from previous events.
This unconference/BarCamp has been held at least once every year since 2006 (and twice in 2007). Unlike a conventional conference, where everything’s pre-planned and structured, RecentChangesCamp is a gathering where we decide for ourselves what we’re going to get out of it by offering sessions on whatever we want. There’s no agenda until we make it up! Now, that might sound a bit chaotic if you’re never been to this type of gathering, but be prepared to be surprised at how much people can learn and create when they collaborate spontaneously.
With an emergent agenda, it can be hard to describe specifically what you will get from participating in Recent Changes Camp. In large part, that is up to you to be responsible for. Participants often say greater sense of wiki community, broader sense of wiki way and wiki tools, or more excitement about the our future together as well as inspiration and discovery. Conversations at 2006 Portland RCC generated the wiki-ish tool used to organize 2009 Portland RCC.
Sessions covering an array of interests
- Throwing and Catching Swords – Hypersensory Awareness for Better Community (2007 Portland)
- Cross-Cultural Collaboration (RoCoCo, 2007 Montréal)
- The Evolutionary Edge of Software Development (2006 Portland)
- Using wikis for government processes (2008 Palo Alto)
- Wine tasting (2008 Palo Alto)
- Nonlinear conversations from the Glass Plate Game (2006 Portland)
At Recent Changes Camp, everybody is welcomed. You don’t need to be an expert on anything, and you certainly don’t need to consider yourself a geek. Collaboration thrives on diversity! All you need to bring is an open mind, and a willingness to participate, whether by teaching or by taking an active role in discussions. And, don’t forget, an unconference is what we make it, so let’s make it enlightening and fun.
Gallery of Good Times
The schedule wall
RCC in Motion
Documentary of the 2006 RecentChangesCamp, shot and edited in-camera by Geri Weis-Corbley (of the GoodNewsNetwork) to great effect. Part one:
Video from RoCoCo (Montréal 2007):
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sUKp6xGHkI (opening morning circle; more video available there)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0SGp8_2VMI (marketplace and sessions)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOKcP8g6VLI (dancing)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqb0Av0qC7Q (AWESOME!!!! more dancing, and the next generation)
Testimonials and earlier invitations
- “RoCoCo was great! I met a lot of other people working on some really awesome wiki projects who had a lot of respect for wikiHow and were dealing with many of the same issues we’re dealing with here. The conference is user-generated, which meant that the talks were interactive discussions…I highly recommend people go if they get the chance…” —Nicole Willson
- “It was great, everyone there had the wikiLove and was very pleasant, it really sounded like they all read How to Have a Great Conversation. There was a few unconferences about how we can use technology to obtain other goals, too. Things like activism were explained through technology, even tho it is in its own partly against technology.” —Nadon
- “I went primarily to meet other wikiHow people, and this was amazing. But what I did not realize was that the OTHER attendees would be fascinating and passionate about wikis and that they would have so many ideas about how to use wikis for all kinds of things. Anyone looking for a little inspiration in life may wish to sign up and attend the next wikiHow event. Great for the creative juices……….” —KnowItSome
So are you going to be there or what? Put your name on the attendees list!