I went to barcampla6 today and sat through a couple of sessions.
One involved a presentation of Empower Thyself by Alex Peake. Potentially interesting idea but I must admit I'm not sold. Perhaps I am just not the target audience. Either way though I checked out the site and it is interesting in a way that deserves further scanning. One particular thing which grates immediately is the site is very dark. Alex made references to gaming throughout the presentation. I'm not sure the site isn't designed specifically for gamers. The marquee on the site which appears to be of a bunch of people about to burn down the city might no go over very well with those outside of the gaming community. I'd wager the average activist, err doer, might see the dark front page of this site and leave immediately.
More interestingly I sat through a talk with Francisco Dao on his four most important steps towards getting a date. I immediately alighted on his talk as I have been doing some work recently towards the dating syndicate and have been mulling stuff of dating. The talk was informative and interesting (although nothing to do with my interests). I found the comments from the women present to be more interesting though.
I'm pretty sure such presentations should be given in school to kids coming up. I would imagine a basic hygiene, how to dress, how to talk to people kind of primer in the 8th grade through high school would be a really helpful addition to our school systems.
All of that being said Barcamp was interesting. I think I'll go back next year. Maybe by then I'll be ready to present on the dating syndicate.
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