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Hey Seattle - it’s that time again! We’ve just scheduled Seattle Mind Camp 6.0 to take place over the weekend of November 21-22, and yes, the event will once again go for 24 hours straight, and will take place at Synapse (1511 6th Ave, Seattle, 98101.) Tickets are now on sale, and we’ve already got a great group of people registered. Be sure to get your ticket, because we expect these to go fast!

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During Mind Camp 5.0, one of my favorite couples, Monica Guzman and Jason Preston, led the charge to create a quick spoof mockumentary showing what exactly goes on during a Seattle Mind Camp event. I think they nailed it - fairly realistic. Definitely worth watching!


We’ve gotta hand it to Lief Hansen for the way that he handled getting the ice broken and getting people talking prior to the start of Mind Camp 5.0. One of his activities involved a massive Rock, Paper, Scissors flash tournament. The losers became the cheerleaders for the winners, until we had two people battling it out, each with half of the attendees cheering them on. Awesome.


Seattle Mind Camp 5.0 is coming up fast.  For those of you who aren’t sure what to expect, this guide will hopefully give you a bit of an orientation.  Even you Mind Camp veterans might want to look over the details, here, as a few things have changed this time around:

When should I arrive?
The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22.  Opening remarks and introductions will start promptly at 12:00, so please arrive in time to check in, mingle, check out the session candidates along the walls.  Note that if you’re hoping to present a session, you should arrive a few minutes before 10:00 to post your Session Organizer Candidate Form.)

How do I get there?

Synapse Downtown Seattle

You’re going to the offices of Synapse in downtown Seattle.  The address is 1511 6th Ave, Seattle, 98101.

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Join us for a refreshment and take a compatibility test at Mind Camp to see if you’re a good match for a position at our new South Lake Union office in Seattle!  Anyone who participates is also eligible to win one of five HTC Diamond SmartPhones, one of the most sophisticated SmartPhones that runs Windows Mobile 6.1, which features a vibrant touch screen, an ultra-fast HSDPA internet connectivity, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, 4GB of internal storage, an Integrated GPS along with many others.


MethodologieWe just wanted to quickly shout out that Methodologie has kindly sponsored a PA system for us to use during the Seattle Mind Camp 5.0 event! Thank you, Bryan Zug, for getting that set up for us. Here’s more detail on the company:

Methodologie helps companies define, design, and develop their brand and everything it touches. They’ve built a reputation across the country for powerful and creative communications for clients such as Xbox, Sun Microsystems, and The Coca-Cola Company, The MacArthur Foundation, and Dale Chihuly.

Founded in 1988, they have an award-winning team of 29 print, interactive and brand strategy experts who will ensure your next project rises to the surface in this competitive attention economy.


Ponti Seafood GrillCurious about what you’ll be eating at the next Seattle Mind Camp event? Well, allow me to tell you. Lunch and dinner are being catered by the local Ponti Seafood Grill, who’ve gone out of their way to put together a menu that meets the needs of vegetarians, those who can’t eat gluten, and regular old people who eat anything. First up, lunch:

LUNCH BUFFET

  • Sliced Baguette
  • Cold Sliced Grilled Chicken
  • Soba Noodle Salad with shaved carrots, scallions, sesame vinaigrette
  • Orzo Pasta with arugula pesto, cherry tomatoes and pinenuts
  • Vegetable Crudite with green goddess dressing
  • Freshly Baked Brownies

Did you catch that? Freshly. Baked. Brownies. I’m in. Then, of course, there’s dinner. The dinner sponsor is Nokia’s Share on Ovi, and they’ll also be giving away a Nokia N78 as well during dinnertime.

DINNER BUFFET

  • Handmade Flatbread with carmelized onions
  • Carrot Ginger Soup
  • Salad Bar: Light Smoked Coho Salmon, Grilled Wild Prawns, Chopped Romaine, Herb Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes,  Cucumbers, Red Onion, Capers Choice of: Classic Caesar Dressing, Caper Vinaigrette
  • Sliced Baguette
  • Vegetarian Penne Pesto Pasta with grilled carrots, zucchini, squash, toasted garlic
  • Warm chocolate-chip cookies
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit

See? Told you…delicious.


Nokia Share on OviNokia’s got dinner covered, and we wanted to throw a big “Thanks!” their way for doing so. The company, based in Finland, just opened up an office locally in Kirkland, and they are looking for a few good people. You can get details below. Oh, and they’ll also be giving away a mobile phone at the event, details to come. Here’s a look at the Mind Camp 5.0 lunch and dinner menus, catered by Ponti Seafood Grill.

Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, has opened a new office in Puget Sound with Share on Ovi,  a new, free personal media sharing community that makes it easy to upload, manage and share photos, videos and more through a mobile phone or desktop PC.  Meaning “door” in Finnish, Ovi is Nokia’s “Internet Gateway” and Share on Ovi offers a community where anyone can socialize around the most meaningful aspects of their lives, the moments they capture every day. With unlimited free storage for media the service frees up people to share their experience anytime and anywhere.

Located in Kirkland, WA the site is host to a “technical center of excellence” where a rapidly growing development and delivery team design service and client software on the latest open source platforms. These are key components in Nokia’s broader Internet services vision of providing seamless access to information, entertainment and social networks at any time, anywhere, from any connected device, in any way that you choose.  In Development and Delivery, you can be part of creating the future of all Nokia personal media sharing services!

To sign up for an account, please visit http://share.ovi.com

To be considered for career opportunities in J2ME, Web Development or Java SDET send your resume to: ext-aimee.cook@nokia.com


Bungee LabsWe want to thank Bungee Labs for stepping up to support the effort behind Seattle Mind Camp 5.0!

Bungee Labs is creator of the Bungee Connect web application development and hosting platform-as-a-service (PaaS), a single environment for building and delivering a new class of interactive rich web applications and user experiences. Bungee Connect facilitates rapid integration of web services and databases (public and private), eliminates programming for Ajax interactivity, and enables instantaneous application deployment for end-user use. Bungee Connect eliminates significant time and cost across the entire application lifecycle. Bungee-powered apps can be instantly deployed on the Bungee Grid multi-tenant grid infrastructure or on a Bungee Application Server running on self-managed infrastructure.  Bungee Connect is the most extensive implementation of a PaaS. A privately held company, Bungee Labs is backed by North Bridge Venture Partners, Venrock Associates and Epic Ventures. Visit www.bungeelabs.com.


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We want to thank Microsoft’s WIndows Live division for stepping up as one of our sponsors for Mind Camp 5.0:

Live Search, http://www.live.com, is one of the leading search engines on the web helping more than 185 million people each month quickly find, view, organize and preview search results. Microsoft is committed to delivering a better search experience and value for consumers and advertisers. With a simple, easy to use design and advanced tools, Live Search provides relevant search query results across entertainment, travel, news, shopping, local, and health categories.

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