The Great SRCCON Brain Dump
All the write-ups, transcripts, and links we can find, updated frequently
SRCCON, the first-ever OpenNews conference, wrapped up last Friday night at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. As Quartz’s Nikhil Sonnad notes in his wrap-up post, the problem with even the most energetic and inspiring conference is that the motivation found often fades when everyone returns to the daily hustle and sprint.
Like Sonnad, we’re confident that the news-code community that showed up in force at SRCCON has the stamina and sustained interest to maintain the momentum that built up in sessions and around the coffee-hacking stations, and we want to help with that as much as possible.
We also want to scoop up as much of the energy and intensity and brain-sharing from SRCCON as we can and pour it out into the wider world that couldn’t fit into the physical conference itself. To that end, we brought on three wonderful stenographers from White Coat Captioning to do live transcription of three sessions duriforng each time slot during the conference, and just pushed those transcripts to GitHub so that attendees (and close readers) can submit corrections and changes. We’ll also be publishing a series of Source write-ups from specific sessions, beginning with a few from our own Kio Stark going up this week.
Share Your Work
Rather than collecting emailed links and publishing them in round-ups here, we’re using an open Etherpad as an information exchange for SRCCON attendees and kindred spirits. If you’re writing about things you learned at, thought about, or shared at SRCCON, please add your links to the Etherpad to help translate the conference’s ephemeral, hyper-caffeinated energy into a lasting record and resource for the run-up to SRCCON 2015, and beyond.
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