Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Because the Audience is More Intelligent Than the Speaker...

There is a very cool project happening right now in the form of a book. Not just any book, but the first book dedicated to the unconference. Not only that, but the first (as far as I'm aware) book authored completely via a wiki. Here is the official description of the project:

This book is a collaborative project. It aims to pick the best minds around the word from people who have helped organize unconferences or attended one. It's a book entirely authored on a wiki.

The book welcomes your participation. Think of this book like a bee hive. Thousands of bees buzz around to make a bee hive. So is this book. The end result will be a rich, finely distilled book on unconferences.

Although I have never organized an unconference, I will still be contributing from a participant's point-of-view. If you have attended and/or organized a CaseCamp, BarCamp, DemoCamp, TransitCamp, PodCamp, etc... , I urge you to do the same. At this point, chapter suggestions are being collected and narrowed down. It's still early enough in the process for you to make a real impact on this project. For more information, click here.