In the spirit of collaboration, and in an effort, to connect with other people who have already talked about, experienced, or created successful TweetCamps, I took a look through the webosphere, and courtesy of Google found the following interesting starting points:
Two blog posts:
Presenting, Chennai TweetCamp! – Some initial thoughts and ideas from the Bangalore Twitter community
BlogCamp & TweetCamp(ing) in the house. – TweetCamp referring to Twitterers Camping out!
And two status updates:
@migueldeicaza – at tweet camp. the new hot thing
@gregoryheller – Tweetcamp with @edibleoffice in santacruz http://twitpic.com/hj21
We’ve started the conversation with the indians about co-ordinating something locally in Bangalore at the same time, and @santoshp has offered to help..
There’s also been the idea to “use TweetCamp, as a Twitter campaign, meet ur twitter friends on day 1, recruit new twitter users day 2”
That’s just some of the ideas to get the ball rolling.. since two days of twitter peeps sounds like a great opportunity to meet people in person, but then also have some kind of contest, or something to do, once we’re together.. What do you think?? What would you like to get out of a TweetCamp? Can we use something like TweetCamp to bring entire communities of our friends upto speed, and into the Twitterverse? Or do we want to focus more on deepening our relationships, with people we already know, through twitter, but haven’t met in person?
It’s our event, so let’s decide together what we want to do?? Comment below, on the Wiki, on facebook, on your blog with a trackback.. let’s get the conversation flowing.. What would you like to do with two days, of realtime conversations with your tweeple?
So, after a wonderful Twinterval organised by @amanda and @girlonetrack – the desire to have “more time” to be able to talk with more of the twitter friends, and put more names to faces, meant we all started talking this morning about having possibly a “longer” event.. Out of that idea, the suggestion for a TweetCamp got bounced as an idea, and landed with a few solid responses.. enough to make it worth having the conversation about it.. So starts this blog, set up to help bring the conversations from the wiki (http://barcamp.org/TweetCamp), the twitterverse (http://twitter.com/tweetcamp), and in person, all into one place! Oh, forgot the Facebook Group too.. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=70522766112
so begins the conversation.. in yet another place 🙂