OpenTech 2008 announced

27 February, 2008

OpenTech 2008 has been announced!

an informal, low cost one-day conference on technology, society and low-carbon living (Saturday 5th July 2008 in Central London).

The last OpenTech was in 2005 just a few days after the attempted bomb attacks in London and was totally awesome. It saw Ewan’s iPod Shuffle Shuffle the forming of the ORG (I’d totally forgotten that this was where it happened until Suw reminded me at XTech last year), and loads of other stuff.

It was totally excellent, and I’d definitely recommend it to all UK-based geeks, especially since it only costs a fiver on the door. Frankly, I can’t imagine how they won’t have to be turning people away.

If you want to get a feel for what it was like last time, take a gander at my Flickr photos from OpenTech 2005 and all photos tagged opentech

See other posts tagged with general opentech and all posts made in February 2008.


Irregular Shed
02 March, 2008 at 20:41

Will you be going? I’d like to go along but I’d feel a bit rubbish turning up and not knowing anyone, even in a Flickry sense.

03 March, 2008 at 00:25

Yes, I’ll be going! I didn’t know anyone when I went, but I recongnised a couple of people whose blogs I’d commented on and everyone was super super friendly.

Come along!

Irregular Shed
03 March, 2008 at 11:36

I shall start making arrangements now and I might just about be ready for four months time!

Etienne Pollard
19 March, 2008 at 20:59

Hey, you should definitely come along to OpenTech, whether or not you know anyone!

In fact, I’m thinking of giving everyone two stickers when they arrive, on which to write things. The first will say “Hi, my name is…” and the second will say “Ask me about…”.

What do you think?

— etienne (opentech co-organiser)

19 March, 2008 at 22:34

Goodness. I have no idea what I’d put on mine! I’d guess most people are broad-ranging enough to not be able to put one thing on the badge, and asking people what they do and what they’re interested in is a good conversation starter, so you don’t want to ruin that!