Bar-Bar-Barcamp, have you any tools? (Singapore + Buffalo)

Goku discovers his new bar-bar-barcamping powers...

There seems to be undying affection for the upcoming Dragonball movie, which might explain the whooshing stars and Buffalos I’ve been seeing of late (j/k).

BarCamp Singapore III
Date: Sat, February 28, 2009
Time: 9:15am to 6.30pm
Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic Blk 27, Level 2, 535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489

I’ll be joining my fellow Singaporean netizens in diffusing (not so) life-changing knowledge on life online and off. Through the satanic magic of Skype, I’ll give you “Aiyoh… if only you listened!”.

In this tragically funny and environmentally low-cost presentation intended for small businesses and non-profits, I talk about the importance of listening in an increasing louder social web. I’ll chat about the philosophy behind why sharing online seems essential to us as humans being.

Not unlike the recent PRSA panel I participated in (See Part 1 + Part 2), I’ll use the recent Michael Phelps vs. Kelloggs meme to demonstrate the basics of using social media search tools to give users the ability to be omnipresent online.

Be sure to check out the full line-up of presentations in this day-long multi-track mental floss. If you’re new to the social web scene, see if you recognize anyone from this long attendance list.

BarCamp Buffalo I
Date: Tues, March 3, 2009
Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm (3hrs)
Location: Pearl Street Brewery (See Google map)

Glad to see Buffalonians organizing their first ever Barcamp! On Tuesday evening, Pearl Street Grill will play host to three hours of tech and social media sharing. Given that are already 18 folks presenting, each presentation has been planned go between 5 to 15mins. Think of it as speed braindroppings!

The Who’s Who of Buffalo’s tech activism scene will be there, and I’m particularly interested in the hyperlocal services which might help propel Buffalo out of its economic death march.

By hyperlocal, I mean news coverage of community-level events that’s beyond the lens of mainstream media, yet afforded by the web’s low-cost distribution of geographically niche information. Granted, this hyperlocal idea could be nothing more than hype, but it is worth drinking in a mental desert. If I were a local philanthropist or even a venture capitalist, this event could be a great opportunity to find great tech ideas worth investing in.

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