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Flash Leopard conference, Monday PM?

Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named accordion.gifAn 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.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's how it would work... Permalink to this paragraph

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.  Permalink to this paragraph

The event would last at most 3 hours, would be webcast live, and be edited into a 1 hour program within 24 hours.  Permalink to this paragraph

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. Permalink to this paragraph

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. Permalink to this paragraph

Then the question of who would we turn to for expert opinions. Permalink to this paragraph

Some ideas... Permalink to this paragraph

1. A Mac software developer. Permalink to this paragraph

2. A gadget blogger (Engadget, Gizmodo, etc). Permalink to this paragraph

3. A creative artist (it is a Mac after all). Permalink to this paragraph

4. ??? Permalink to this paragraph

5. ??? Permalink to this paragraph

This is meant to be an instant idea. I have asked the question on Twitter and your comments are welcome here as well. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Loic Le Meur has volunteered the offices of his SF startup to host the flash conference. Cooool. Permalink to this paragraph

Eric Callis wants to have a flash conference on Leopard in Chicago on Monday. Permalink to this paragraph

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