Dave Winer, 56, is a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and editor of the Scripting News weblog. He pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in New York City.
"The protoblogger." - NY Times.
"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.
"Dave was in a hurry. He had big ideas." -- Harvard.
"Dave Winer is one of the most important figures in the evolution of online media." -- Nieman Journalism Lab.
10 inventors of Internet technologies you may not have heard of. -- Royal Pingdom.
One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.
"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.
"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.
"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.
8/2/11: Who I Am.
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FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
I've wanted to try doing a hypercamp for a long time, and it seems we'll likely do it in NY as an outgrowth of the Thursday evening meetups we're having at NYU.
I've written about Hypercamp many times, so I'll just provide a bit of context here, for background, you can read the previous writeups.
If I hadn't been traveling extensively in the beginning of April we would have done one around the iPad shipment.
It's another attempt to reboot conferences, this time both with format and content. The assumption is that a meaningful event has happened, it's very fresh, and there's diverging opinion among experts. The minute-by-minute "breaking news" period is over, but there's still a lot of data that most experts don't have, that needs to be shared.
It's also meant to replace press conferences and fill-in for the newsrooms that bloggers don't have. Eventually the Hypercamp is a permanent fixture, and sources and reporters, whether they're pro or amateur, gather regularly to share information and viewpoints. Because the facility is wired for Internet and video it also replaces CNN as the go-to place when news is breaking.
The Hypercamp in NYC would likely server the media industry, fashion and finance. The Hypercamp in DC would focus on government, the one in SF on tech, etc etc.
I hear that out in Calif Jay is talking about rebooting news at a journalism conference at Stanford. This piece fits right into that.