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One person in each session will take notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session will report progress to the group. At the end of the second day everybody will discuss progress made and next steps.
 
One person in each session will take notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session will report progress to the group. At the end of the second day everybody will discuss progress made and next steps.
  
== Agenda/Session topics ==
 
 
''This is a live agenda. The canonical copy is on the wall at Pound Hall, at the workshop.''
 
 
Tables will be labeled A through F.
 
  
 
== Schedule ==
 
== Schedule ==

Revision as of 17:32, 8 October 2009

The Second East Coast Workshop (see "Name" below) will be hosted by ProjectVRM and the Berkman Center at Pound Hall at the John Chipman Gray Room in Pound Hall at Harvard Law School, on Monday-Tuesday 12-13 October, 2009. The event will go from 9AM to 5:30 on both days. There will be a no-host dinner on Monday evening.

As with earlier workshops, the purpose is to bring people together and make progress on any number of VRM topics and projects. The workshop will be run as an "unconference" on the open space model, which means session topics will be chosen by participants. Here is the Wikipedia page on open space.

In open space there are no speakers or panels -- just participants, gathered to get work done and enjoy doing it. Participation includes contributing to the this wiki

The one exception is a panel:

Registration

The workshop is free. You can register through this EventBrite link.

Possible Topics for sessions / discussion

(These are just suggestions. The topics can be anything.)

  • VRM and Health Care
  • VRM hacks, so far
  • User-initiated terms of service
  • Where Personal informatics / self-tracking aligns with VRM (User control of data.)
  • Existing technologies and protocols VRM can use
  • Information Sharing Workgroup (Kantara initiative) (Previously Volunteered Personal Information Workgroup)
  • The Mine! Project
  • MINT
  • VRM and search
  • Personal Data Stores
  • VRM and open source
  • Scanaroo (and turning loyalty cards inside-out)
  • ListenLog
  • Emancipay
  • VRM and Mobile
  • Personal RFPs
  • VRM evangelism
  • VRM and search

Open Space format

In open space workshops, topics are suggested by participants in the Agenda making session, which is attended by everybody. Participants write the title of their topic on a sheet of paper with a bold marker, add their name, then describe the topic to the group and post it on a large "spreadsheet" of times and session locations, a blackboard in the front of Pound 101, which will be our main room.

One person in each session will take notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session will report progress to the group. At the end of the second day everybody will discuss progress made and next steps.


Schedule

Monday

Setup and Sessions

'Greetings and VRM overview by Doc Searls'

'Suggesting and choosing the day's session topics'

(Wiki note takers will fill in the sessions below.)

Session 1

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 2

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 3

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 4

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 5

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Reports from group sessions

Dinner on Monday Night

Put your name here if you hope to join us Monday night for dinner so we can make reservations. It will be a few blocks from Pound Hall near Harvard Square.

  • Doc Searls
  • Keith Hopper
  • Dean Landsman

Tuesday

Setup and Sesions

Panel: Getting Personal With Data: How Users Get Control and What They Do With It.

The issue of users conrolling their data is central not just to VRM, but to parallel efforts in health care, privacy, governance and other areas. So we are opening Tuesday with a discussion among participants, led by a panel of folks who have been obsessing on the topic. More specifically, we've been thinking about this as "personal informatics / self-tracking and some opportunities and projects emerging around storing, sharing, and using personal data."

(Wiki note takers will fill in the sessions below.)

Session 1

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 2

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 3

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Session 4

  • A:
  • B:
  • C:
  • D:

Research possibilities

ProjectVRM is classifed as a research project by the Berkman Center, and conducting research of some kind is part of ProjectVRM's charter. So we have a brief session near the end of the day to talk about the possibilities here, based on discussion during the last two days.

Reports from group sessions

Wrap-up and next steps


Space/Location

We have a the John Chipman Gray Room in Pound Hall (on the second floor) in Harvard Law School booked for both days. (Among other things, Gray said, "“It is a step for further advance to see what has been won from chaos already.") The room is the one over the bike racks on the south side of Pound Hall, which is on Massachusetts Avenue ("Mass Ave") next to the big construction project.

The room will have plenty of chairs and tables for group sessions.

Note: Parking is scarce and expensive in Cambridge. Public Transportation is best.

Here is a map of Harvard Law School, with the John Chipman Gray room highlighted.

Name

The first workshop, also at Harvard, was called just [VRMWorkshop], then [VRM Workshop 2008]. The second was called [VRM West Coast Workshop 2009]. I chose "VRM East Coast Workshop 2009" as a way to stay sort-of in compliance with that poor naming convention.

The name "VRooM" has been suggested for the workshop, and I like it. At the point I'm writing this it's too much trouble to re-name the current workshop. But, unless anybody objects, we'll make the next ones "VRooM."