Unconferences in the news

Kaliya Hamlin pointed me to this article about Mashup Camp (not to be confused with MashPit the Mashup hackathon that Chris Messina envisioned and has been involved with.)

Mashup Camp is an unconference utilizing open space strategies like the law of two feet.

Apparently unconferences are becoming so popular that “Doug Gold and David Berlind, the organizers of Mashup Camp, hope to turn unconferences into a business.” Um… I guess. The business will be one the organizes unconferences. Seems a bit strange. I know it does take work to line up sponsors, locations, etc… But one of the things that really makes the unconferences i have been to so great is the “of the people, by the people, for the people” nature of them.

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