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MashupCamp 2007

   January 2nd, 2007

Mashup Camp logoA coworker just made me aware of MashupCamp 2007, being held at MIT on Jan 17-18. I've been to a few unconferences before, and enjoy the format, so I might attend for that reason alone.

I am interested in mashups, but am probably not as hard-core as the other attendees will be. I'm sure there are ways to make our library catalog more useful by combining it with tools like Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Delicious Library, LibraryThing, Library Elf, and more, if I just had the time to sit and think and experiment. We'll see.

Another nice feature of MashupCamp 2007 is Mashup University, which is "specifically geared towards hands-on training whereby new and experienced mashup developers can get classroom style instruction on how to build mashups." Now that's for me.

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2 Responses to “MashupCamp 2007”

  1. Chris Says:

    Interesting. That conference I was thinking of going to in February is an un-conference. That was the first I’d heard of it.

  2. herzogbr Says:

    Unconferences are great (or, well, have the potential to be great). I usually get so much more out of them than the traditional conference/tradeshow format, and I think that’s because the attendees have a completely different mindset. Everyone goes knowing they can be learning as well as teaching, which makes people a little more open to spontaneous conversations. At Podcamp Boston last year, I learned more in the hallways than I did in the sessions. Plus, it’s all free.