View Admin:MC3 September 14 2006
Met at Andru’s 9-14-06 at 7pm. In attendance were Andru, Nate, Brian Rice, Stuart.
* WhatCounts is a sponsor.
* Google is sponsoring dinner.
* We still need sponsors to pay for lunch, breakfast, furniture rental, and venue.
* We’ve sold 138 out of 250 tickets.
* Brady may be able to get some of the Boing Boing crew here. Haven’t heard back from Doug Dobbins re politicos.
* Mind Camp will co-sponsor the Venture Allstars event on October 5th at the Nectar Lounge.
* Stuart attended the Dorkbot get-together on September 13th. Several folks had been to Mind Camp, and others were very interested. They’d be a good group to encourage… very well aligned with the Mind Camp sensibilities.
* Stuart met with Dan McComb from Biznik. Dan’s interested in cross-promotion. Stuart will look into doing a Biznik presentation.
* We’ll start using the new wiki now (Andru to change link on seattlemind.com)
* We’ll put a note on the front page of the wiki asking people to help update/cleanup pages as they come across them.
* We’ll set up a wiki page to coordinate people we’re going to contact, so that we don’t duplicate effort.
* We talked about changing the way we do the session grid. Here’s how we think it might work:
# We’ll publish a form online prior to the event. Attendees who want to present will download that form and fill it out prior to arriving at Mind Camp. The form will have a large space for the title. Smaller space for description. Name of person giving session. Checkbox for projectors, or other requirements… maybe space for a picture? (Stuart will create the form.)
# We’ll ask presenter candidates to arrive a little early so that they can tape up their form as part of a long line down the main hallway.
# After introductions, attendees will be given a number of small stickers equal to the number of time slots we’ll have. They’ll file along the hallway placing a dot on the sessions they really want to attend.
# The organizers will take the top vote-getters—up to 1/2 (2/3rds?) of the time slots—and assign a room and time slots based on the popularity of each presentation. The remaining presentation candidates will be drawn at random and assigned a room and time slot. If there are leftover candidates at that point, they will be asked to participate in a lightning talk, where they’ll have 5-10 minutes to present their idea.
* We’d like to have audio and video recorders at each session. Recommend that people bring and use audio and video recording equipment.
Focus for upcoming weeks
Major focus is filling the rest of the slots with an interesting, diverse group; folks outside of computers & blogging.