I’ve been at ALA for the last few days, and as usual, time out of the office has triggered some ideas. The one I’m most excited about is that I think we could do with having an event in the UK that is about bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology.
The kind of thing I’m thinking of is along the lines of the recent ‘Mashed Museums’ event which Mike Ellis blogged about at http://electronicmuseum.org.uk/2008/06/27/mashed-museum-2008/
I’m also inspired by the annual ‘Hackfest’ that happens in conjunction with the ‘Access’ conference in Canada – described by Roy Tennant, and the various Barcamp and Unconference events that spring up quite regularly now.
At this stage, I’m looking for some interest and answers – please leave comments below about the idea and if you want, answer the following questions:
- Is this a good idea?
- Would you come?
- Are weekends or workdays better?
- Would you be worried about not being ‘techie’ enough to participate?
Here’s hoping it’s not just me sitting in a room with my laptop…