Hey folks, we are just days away from BarCampMilwaukee2, which is happening Oct 13/14, 2007 in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I'd like to thank all the members of Web414 that helped to plan this event, and are making it happen. If you are not a member of Web414, feel free to join us, we meet every second Thursday of the month, and most of us are always online (be it Twitter, Flick, Facebook, or elsewhere.)
For the full scoop on BarCampMilwaukee2, please visit barcampmilwaukee.com
Have you ever been on a great team? A great team is 10x better (more fun, more passionate, more productive, more healthy) than an average team.
We don't get many chances to experiment with teams in our jobs. Which is a shame considering how much potential could be unlocked if we could get past boring staff meetings, Gannt-charts, email overload, and the busyness of the typical business.
A mind-blowing team experience is something I want to explore further, so I'm recruiting Milwaukee folks to join me in learning The Core Protocols- a blueprint for forming great teams- and then directing our efforts towards creating a great community improvement project. Will you join in?
WHEN: starting Sunday, October 7, 2:30p
Curious about what domains were discussed talked about at the last Web414 meeting, but don't want to listen to the audio recording? Fear not.
As I write this, we are just 3 weeks away from BarCampMilwaukee2. It's set for October 13th and 14th, 2007. I'm hoping it all goes well. I'm pretty sure it will, but I'm at that point where I start to worry about such things.
Will you be there? If you haven't signed up on the BarCampMilwaukee site yet, please do so now. And... Invite some friends. Let's spread the idea of BarCamp, sharing and learning in an open environment, a culture of participation, in thinking and doing, not just consuming.
Will you join me there? Will you tell others about it?
(Yes, I know the URL has 'August' in it. That's my fault. It's still the September recording... Sorry! Oh yeah, thanks to Mike Rohde for recording this.)
Hi -- the following folks will have all the domain(s) they requested on the web414 card:
If your email is not on this list, and you wanted to be on the card, contact me email@example.com before 11:59 pm on Thursday, Sep 13th, as of midnight, I'll then send the final domain list to Mike Rohde for artwork.
I know, I know... it's not exactly web related, but it is being hosted by yours truly, and I figure many geeks are on board with the green movement. It would be great to see you come!
Paths to a Sustainable Future presents:
The Sustainability Cafe
When: Tues, September 18th. 6pm-8pm
Engage your fellow community members in a casual cafe-style atmosphere! Enjoy light refreshments while exploring powerful questions reflecting on what the climate and energy crises mean to us, and to share our hopes for the future, individually and as a community. The Sustainability Cafe is part of a growing global movement to support conversations that matter.
Suggested donation of $2 (UEC member)/$5 (non-member) supports the Urban Ecology Center.
Child care available for a fee. Register at 964-8505.
Still space available -- see the post at:
It would be great to finalize this on at our September meeting, so bring $3 per domain you reserved (unless you made arrangements with me to front the money for you). I believe everyone who is on the list so far will get their 1st choice... as it is, there will likely be room for 2nd choices.
September 29th is both the Tech Café - Adobe AIR session at Bucketworks and Adobe's OnAIR Chicago. We are going to be taking the train down to Chicago, going to the OnAIR (it's free - but you *have* to register on the site!), sharing a hotel room (free wifi, I am sure - all night coding sessions, anyone?), and going out for Jordan's birthday (shh, don't tell him I told you). It should be a lot of fun. ^_^
To help promote web414, we'd like to see if we can make up a business card that our members could give out to contacts and colleagues. On the front of the card will be the web414 logo, url, and information; on the back will be a display of domains from our members, with the idea that it shows the wide breadth of different work we do, something along the lines: "We build the Web..." [list of domains] "...Join us."
We first want to see if this is feasible given the space limits of a card. So we'd like to get a list of people interested, how many domains there would be, and how many would fit on a good card design. I'm assisting Mike Rohde in the preparation of this card (he will do the card design work), so if you are:
1) a registered member of web414 (on this site); and
2) have attended at least 1 meeting; and
3) have at least one Web domain name for a currently-operating Web site that represents your work--this must be a domain name like:
but not a section of a site or a link such as to your flickr photos; and
4) are willing to pay $2 to $3 for each domain you have listed on the card,
please email me
with the subject line "web414 card"
and list, in order of priority, domains you'd like listed. Please list your domain without the "www" preceding it if that works for your site--we need to save as many characters as possible.
The priority will be for every member to have the chance to list at least 1 and then if there is room, go down the list again to get the 2nd choice and so on. We'd get thousands of these cards printed up and distributed to members to give out. I think this could redone periodically as we welcome new members of web414 -- I'm sure these cards will become collector's items ;) The order of the domains will be determined by the order received and by the spacing -- for example, a short domain will be moved around to fill out a line to make maximum use of space according to the designer's judgment.
Look for a further announcement on this site closer to our September meeting, and be prepared to bring the amount (estimate $2 to $3 per domain) to the meeting to finalize the inclusion of your domain(s) on the card.