The spirit of openness


BathCamp #26

5th October 2011, 8:00 PM

Innovation Centre

To paraphrase jazz great Herbie Hancock;

“The spirit of [the web] is the spirit of openness”.

Bathcamp 26 will embrace this spirit with three talks about projects that try to live up to that ideal.

Ed Mitchell is the Web Coordinator or Transition Network, the charity supporting the Transition Towns movement. He also does network and community design and facilitation, and event design and facilitation.

Ed is going to talk about using a web project to support a distributed bottom up movement socio-technically, discussing users, boundaries and linking multiple sites. A facilitator solution to using the web to connect thousands of community groups.

Martin Poulter is currently a director of Wikimedia UK. He akso works for ALSPAC at the University of Bristol as the New Media Manager. On English Wikipedia (User:MartinPoulter) he has more than six thousand edits, mainly in the area of psychology.

Martin is going to talk about some of the common pitfalls in engaging with Wikipedia and how to avoid them.

Matt Jukes is the Web Manager for the Medical Research Council and a volunteer Mozilla Representative with a focus on the work of the Mozilla Foundation rather than core products like Firefox or Thunderbird.

Matt is going to talk about some of the projects spawned by the Mozilla Drumbeat program and also about the new Mozilla funded open web startup accelerator, WebFWD.

RSVP on Lanyrd or just turn up