Catching up 2: off to the Googleplex
I'll be attending Science Foo Camp 2009 this weekend. Should be fun
It's all set. I'll be flying out to San Francisco on Thursday to attend the latest in Google and O'Reilly's annual un-conferences. Science Foo Camp is an invitation-only event held for three years in a row now, in which participants evolve the theme and content of the conference on the spot. Spontaneous talks are given, side-discussions calve off from the main conference, and it's generally just a big 'ole idea free-for-all.
I have more ideas than I can possibly use for talks and symposia, but I'm sure I'll happily get sucked into other people's worlds. Very much looking forward to it.
Yes, this is an activity remarkably similar to the last two SciBarCamps I've helped organize and have attended here in Toronto; that's because SciBarCamp was deliberately modeled on Science Foo Camp. So I'll be going into the event with some notion of the flavour and results; but it's also going to be on an entirely different scale, and I'm ready to be surprised.