Flash Leopard conference, Monday PM?
Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Dave Winer.
An idea I've been thinking about for a while and looking for an opportunity to do is a "flash conference" along the lines of the flash mobs that were so popular a few years ago.
Here's how it would work...
Some event happens that focuses the attention of bloggers, one where there's a lot of ground to cover and at least two or three different ways to view it, one where the combined expertise of 5 or 10 bloggers would make a big difference.
The event would last at most 3 hours, would be webcast live, and be edited into a 1 hour program within 24 hours.
As many of us are waiting for delivery of Leopard, the new Mac OS, it seems that this may be an opportunity for such a conference.
We'd have to find a facility in San Francisco that could house this. There would need to be room for 20 or 30 people, and it must also have decent networking.
Then the question of who would we turn to for expert opinions.
1. A Mac software developer.
2. A gadget blogger (Engadget, Gizmodo, etc).
3. A creative artist (it is a Mac after all).
This is meant to be an instant idea. I have asked the question on Twitter and your comments are welcome here as well.
Update: Loic Le Meur has volunteered the offices of his SF startup to host the flash conference. Cooool.
Eric Callis wants to have a flash conference on Leopard in Chicago on Monday.