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Can unconference concepts be expanded beyond Open Spaces Technology to other conference activities? Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp explains the Unpanel and how to use it to make your unconference more accessible to those who are new to Open Spaces Technology.

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What happened in 1492? Set sail like Christopher Columbus to explore the new world called social media. Social media catalyst and trainer, Carlos R. Hernandez shares his perspective on how Baby Boomers and others can overcome the fear of social media.

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Your community does not always talk on your website. They talk in social media whether you listen or not. Sudha Jamthe, Social Media Strategist at PayPal and Community Organizer, shares 3 examples that show the opportunities and challenges in extending your community beyond the web to social media.

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Rob Stephenson describes the conference sponsored by Program for the Future and The Tech Museum. Years ago, Doug Engelbart saw that our problems were growing faster than our ability to solve them. He had the vision of using technology to augment our collective intelligence, so as to work better together, make better decisions together and solve the wicked problems together. The Tech Museum and Program for the Future are carrying this vision forward with a design challenge and conference on collaboration on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010.

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A January '09 Fast Company article deemed the Sustainability Systems Developer one of the Ten Best Green Jobs for the next decade. Mary Vincent talks about Green Software Investments and Case Studies in Smart Grid, New Media, Mobile, Web Calculators, Solar, Data Centers and IT, Energy Management, Water Efficiency, Carbon Accounting, and Lighting.

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Kaliya (@IdentityWoman) has been working on cultivating open standards for user-centric identity since 2004. She co-founded, co-produces and facilitates the Internet Identity Workshop, the primary venue for collaboration amongst large internet portals, large Enterprise IT companies and small innovators.


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Apple, Microsoft, Google: what your company name says about your market aspirations ad more. Ann Winblad, Venture Capitalist and SD Forum Co-chair, shares her thoughts on naming your company and how it shapes your future as a business.

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When Vinnie moved out from NYC more than 4 years ago, the first thing he did was set up a meetup at a coffee shop to me local tech folk. Starting with just 5 people at the first meetup, he quickly grew it to 100 and now they're 4,800 members strong. Vinnie Lauria shares his early experiences and advice on how he grew his 4,800 member community from just 5 people over the past 4 years. In addition to organizing the Silicon Valley New Tech Meetup, Vinnie is the co-founder of Forum Hosting.

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Red Hat Sr. Community Architect, Karsten Wade, introduces a new upstream community-written handbook, "The Open Source Way: Creating and nurturing communities of contributors". The handbook is for community members and leaders to share practices within their domains that help them grow happy and successful contributors and projects. Red Hat's community team has 20 years of experience enabling communities of contributors to turn ideas in to innovations. The methods that make these type of communities successful are gathered in the new handbook.

In this video, Karsten Wade introduces the team's work in compiling, writing, and now releasing the handbook as an upstream collaboration project. It's a community book, for community members and leaders, written by the community itself.

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Peter Kellner explains how to understand and work with corporate giants as a developer community leader and conference organizer. He counseled us to know their orientation, methods, staffing, affiliations, and how they collaborate. Peter is the founder of the Silicon Valley Code Camp.

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What is Ignite?

Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

Find an Ignite near you, start your own or watch a video.