photo friday: chaos at the northern voice sessions

During Northern Voice 2011, much time was spent at Sanctuary Studios, making noise and having fun. I brought my DSLR to the Thursday session, to see if I could capture some of the energy. It was not a large room - we were in the "stage room", which, surprisingly, has a stage filling half of the room, and a couch/sitting/standing area taking the rest. Not a lot of room, once everybody got in....

September 2, 2011 · 2 min

northern voice 2011 jam session

the after-conference gatherings at northern voice have always tended to be rather musical, so this year Grant went out and booked a rehearsal studio for us to jam without annoying neighbours. The Sanctuary, in East Van, is an incredible rehearsal space. I only recorded a small clip from the 11 hours (!) spent in The Sanctuary over 2 days. It was awesome, in every sense of the word. Seeing people I know share music together, with skill and talent I didn't know they had?...

May 17, 2011 · 1 min

Northern Voice 2010

Lots of insanely smart, funny, interesting people at Northern Voice. The conference was just gravy. Also, I got to think through some of my plans with these insanely smart, funny and interesting people, and think I've got a much better handle on both my MSc research proposal, and what I need to do on campus as part of my Day Jobâ„¢. Thursday: Online Community Enthusiasts - put on by BCCampus/SCOPE - an all-day workshop on facilitating/fostering/participating in online communities...

May 11, 2010 · 1 min

time lapsed

Dave Cormier created a masterpiece work of art to document one of the lesser known sides of Northern Voice - that a small percentage of attendees seem to have the tendency to check in with The Internet from handheld devices. I was glad to provide the anthropological fodder for this deeply compelling piece. Thank Xenu, it's only 6 seconds long...

May 9, 2010 · 1 min

online communities

Fun workshop so far. Lots of stuff to think about. Nancy White led a great discussion on communities, and communities of practice. And the day is only half over...

May 6, 2010 · 1 min

register for northern voice 2010

it's consistently the most interesting, varied, relevant, and mind-opening conference. go. register. now. even better - there's still time to submit a proposal for a session. I'm going. May in Vancouver? What could be better than that?

March 2, 2010 · 1 min

WordCampEd: Vancouver

The WordCampEd Vancouver 2009 website was just moved from a PBWiki site to a shiny new WordPress site. It was odd not using WordPress to power the website for a WordPress-related event, but initially I thought it made more sense to just use a free, low-friction service like PBWiki. But, now we've got a WordPress site, configured to behave kinda wiki-like. Anyone can login (either by creating an account or by using OpenID)....

January 21, 2009 · 1 min

WordCamp Education Vancouver 2009

The website for Northern Voice 2009 just went live, so the date for WordCamp Education Vancouver 2009 is set. Thursday, February 19, 2009 in Vancouver - the day before Northern Voice (which runs February 20-21 in Vancouver - BE THERE!). The venue for WordCamp Education hasn't been set yet, but we'll find a place either on the main UBC campus or downtown. Or at a pub somewhere... hmm... More details will be posted as soon as they're known....

November 19, 2008 · 1 min

WordCamp Education @ Northern Voice 2009?

It sounds like there might be a critical mass of education-minded folk at Northern Voice 2009 (Vancouver, February 2009), and I'd be more than happy to coordinate a WordCamp gathering before or after the conference. So, of the folks that are going to NV, how many would be interested in attending a WordCamp Education shindig? [polldaddy poll=1080217]

November 5, 2008 · 1 min

MooseCamp - WordPress and Your Problems Followup

During the MooseCamp session "WordPress and your problems" I promised to look into a few items that we were discussing, and report back to the group. I've finally made some time to dig around, and here's the goods. Nancy White asked some questions about tweaking her WordPress site, and they were all things that sounded really good, but that I didn't know how to implement. Automatically tagging new posts on the WordPress site on del....

February 27, 2008 · 2 min