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Jul 23, 2007 : BarCampGrandRapid2 recap

BarCampGrandRapids2 was a lot of fun. I didn't get to engage quite as much as I'd've liked since I was one of the organizers, but it still went really fun and was good to meet lots of people and hang out with friends. I particularly enjoyed Calvin's and Kyle's presentation on YUI CSS and Design Eye for the IT Guy (lots of good resource links there). Hopefully I'll post some notes about my presentation on Facebook/Myspace (I said "spacebook" a few times when I was tired.. not during the presentation) and the need for open systems and protocols for social networks. Finally, I want to list off a few new people that I met. I don't know why, but I feel like doing it.

  • Anthony Oliver (xamox) - Google Summer of Code participant, hacking Drupal; also had some interest in RDF & FOAF
  • Bill Warters - from Wayne State and applying some very recent technology (yahoo pipes, grazr, simile timeline) to help faculty
  • Zach Dennis - Ruby dev, currently
  • Sean McMillan (reaper\umich/edu) - interested in a tool that could post to multiple blogs/social networks
  • Matt Michielsen - interested in lots of things, seemed to grok what I was saying about Konfidi, PGP, DKIM, SPF, etc
  • Greg Clark - bright underclassman working with Jeremy Frens on a RoR project
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Comment from: Matt Michielsen [Visitor] · http://michielsen.us:443
Thanks for helping put the event on. I also had a lot of fun and met tons of interesting people. I'd definitely be willing to help next year, so keep in touch.
Permalink 07/23/07 @ 23:05
Comment from: Anthony Oliver [Visitor] · http://www.xamox.net
Hey dude, I had a lot of fun too. It was well worth the 2 hour drive for me. I will definitely be attending next year if I am in Michigan. I really enjoyed your talk about social networks and making them open too. I am a huge open source advocate, so anything that promotes open standards I'm all for.
Permalink 07/24/07 @ 12:09

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