Just had to mention this, and to point people towards the truly unique event that MashUp camp has become, plus the amount of high grade material it generates. There are several urls that will give you a load of information, comments, opinions and everything else from some of the best people on the topic so I can only recommend taking some time for some detailed reading time. The home page can be found at www.mashupcamp.com/
In the presence of such eminently qualified people I don’t feel able to comment in a meaningful way on their views, but I am extremely interested in the way that their behaviour has, and is, changing through the use of MashUps, and other Web 2.0 technology. Go and look at how the event is run; now compare this with other industry events, or even how meetings are held in our enterprises. The whole format is based on participation in an active sense of people proposing collectively, and choosing personally, how to interact with other people to create the most value.

Just had to mention this, and to point people towards the truly unique event that MashUp camp has become, plus the amount of high grade material it generates. There are several urls that will give you a load of information, comments, opinions and everything else from some of the best people on the topic so I can only recommend taking some time for some detailed reading time. The home page can be found at http://www.mashupcamp.com/
In the presence of such eminently qualified people I don’t feel able to comment in a meaningful way on their views, but I am extremely interested in the way that their behaviour has, and is, changing through the use of MashUps, and other Web 2.0 technology. Go and look at how the event is run at http://wiki.mashupcamp.com/index.php/MashupCamp6DiscussionIdeas ; now compare this with other industry events, or even how meetings are held in our enterprises. The whole format is based on participation in an active sense of people proposing collectively, and choosing personally, how to interact with other people to create the most value.
For me Web 2.0 is about converting the diversity of people, expertise and events into focussed value for my work, or my company, it’s still a bumpy ride with lots to perfect, but it’s working. What I had not thought about was moving the method that the technology supports remotely into a physical meeting room. Actually MashUp Camp 6 is more than that, it’s like getting everyone in your company together once a month to allow people to ‘interact’ and figure out how to use their colleagues’ expertise and experiences within their own context.
Certainly makes an interesting point about how behaviour change driven through technology enablement and virtual working can lead to changed behaviour in face to face working too. I guess it’s like a huge ‘water cooler’ meeting but with a structure! It’s made me think again about where collaboration may take us.
Don’t miss taking a look at the MashUp competition either. There is at least one example that also had a similar liberating effect on my thinking as to the art of the possible. Take a look at http://wiki.mashupcamp.com/index.php/SpeedGeeking6 for the one that combines Facebook Social Networking with Salesforce.com and Linked in for sales prospecting. That’s really thought provoking as to the possibilities when all these things get brought together. Actually the best listing is to go to see the Joe Duck blog
Thanks guys, even if I couldn’t be there you have opened my mind still further and that’s always good!.