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The first ProjectVRM West Coast Workshop (tag [http://technorati.com/tag/vrm2009 vrm2009]) will take place on Friday-Saturday 15-16 May, 2009 at [http://www.sap.com/usa/index.epx SAP Labs] at [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3410+Hillview+Ave.,+Palo+Alto,+CA+94304,+USA&sll=40.768582,-74.492798&sspn=0.372862,0.744324&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1 3410 Hillview Street in Palo Alto]. (This is a beautiful space in the hills of Palo Alto, overlooking San Francisco Bay, with plenty of parking. And we thank SAP kindly for making it available.)
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The first ProjectVRM West Coast Workshop (tag [http://technorati.com/tag/vrm2009 vrm2009]) took place on Friday-Saturday 15-16 May, 2009 at [http://www.sap.com/usa/index.epx SAP Labs] at [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3410+Hillview+Ave.,+Palo+Alto,+CA+94304,+USA&sll=40.768582,-74.492798&sspn=0.372862,0.744324&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1 3410 Hillview Street in Palo Alto]. (This is a beautiful space in the hills of Palo Alto, overlooking San Francisco Bay, with plenty of parking. And we thank SAP kindly for making it available.)
  
The event will go from 9am to roughly 5pm on both days.
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The event went from 9am to roughly 5pm on both days.
  
As with earlier VRM gatherings, the purpose of the workshop 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.  
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As with earlier VRM gatherings, the purpose of the workshop was to bring people together and make progress on any number of VRM topics and projects. The workshop was an "unconference" on the open space model, which means session topics were chosen by participants.  
  
 
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 workshop wiki. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology 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 workshop wiki. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology Here is the Wikipedia page on open space.]
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== Registration ==
 
== Registration ==
  
The workshop is free. You can register through [http://vrmwestcoast2009.eventbrite.com/ this EventBrite link]. Feel free to also add your name to the [[VRM West Coast Workshop 2009 Attendees]] list.
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The workshop was free. Registration was through [http://vrmwestcoast2009.eventbrite.com/ this EventBrite link]. [[VRM West Coast Workshop 2009 Attendees]] is also a partial list of attendees.
  
The EventBrite link above caps attendance at 100. SAP is prepared for 50-70, however. - Doc
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== Topics ==
  
== Possible Topics ==
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Here are some of the topics discussed at the workshop:
 
 
''This is a list of topics to get us thinking as the workshop approaches. Topics for sessions will be made and posted (by anybody and everybody, in the Open Space Way) at the workshop itself. Feel free to add whatever you like below (or to change it, if it's your topic).
 
  
 
* [[Defining 1st and 4th Parties]]
 
* [[Defining 1st and 4th Parties]]
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== Agenda ==
 
== Agenda ==
''This is a live agenda. Put on it what you like. The one we'll use will be the one we create at the workshop. This one here just helps get us started. Once we're underway, this will turn into a table of contents for notes taken on the wiki.''
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''Below was a live agenda.''
  
 
'''''Session 1'''''
 
'''''Session 1'''''
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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.
 
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.
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One person in each session takes notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session reports progress to the group.
  
4:30-5:30 Larry Chiang will be making Hot Dogs. [http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swFoo+%40larryChiang/ #hotdogs]
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4:30-5:30 Larry Chiang made Hot Dogs. They were amazing. [http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swFoo+%40larryChiang/ #hotdogs]
  
 
7:00PM:
 
7:00PM:
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Closing session, summarizing both days, personal comments, more - 4:00-5:30
 
Closing session, summarizing both days, personal comments, more - 4:00-5:30
 
==Space==
 
 
We have a large room on the main floor at SAP. There will be breakout spaces. These are TBD.
 
 
If we need additional small session spaces, there are outdoor and patio areas available as well. There will be wi-fi. Bring extra power strips just in case we need them.
 
  
 
== Location ==
 
== Location ==
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SAP Labs is a beautiful facility with plenty of parking in the hills of southwest Palo Alto. A map is [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3410+Hillview+Ave.,+Palo+Alto,+CA+94304,+USA&sll=40.768582,-74.492798&sspn=0.372862,0.744324&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1 here].  
 
SAP Labs is a beautiful facility with plenty of parking in the hills of southwest Palo Alto. A map is [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3410+Hillview+Ave.,+Palo+Alto,+CA+94304,+USA&sll=40.768582,-74.492798&sspn=0.372862,0.744324&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1 here].  
  
Those with cars, offering carpool possibilities, add to the list here:
 
  
* [http://searls.com Doc Searls]
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== Materials ==
* [http://www.socialcustomer.com Christopher Carfi] (coming from Half Moon Bay)
 
* [http://zgp.org/~dmarti/ Don Marti] (coming from Alameda, can stop in Oakland or nearby)
 
  
Needing a ride:
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This list is maintained to make it easier for the next session to copy and paste.
 
 
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== Participation over the Net ==
 
 
 
Streams will be set up.
 
 
 
We also have an IRC channel via Freenode, at #VRM.
 
 
 
== Materials ==
 
  
 
* Blank name tags
 
* Blank name tags

Revision as of 00:33, 6 June 2009

The first ProjectVRM West Coast Workshop (tag vrm2009) took place on Friday-Saturday 15-16 May, 2009 at SAP Labs at 3410 Hillview Street in Palo Alto. (This is a beautiful space in the hills of Palo Alto, overlooking San Francisco Bay, with plenty of parking. And we thank SAP kindly for making it available.)

The event went from 9am to roughly 5pm on both days.

As with earlier VRM gatherings, the purpose of the workshop was to bring people together and make progress on any number of VRM topics and projects. The workshop was an "unconference" on the open space model, which means session topics were chosen by participants.

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 workshop wiki. Here is the Wikipedia page on open space.

Registration

The workshop was free. Registration was through this EventBrite link. VRM West Coast Workshop 2009 Attendees is also a partial list of attendees.

Topics

Here are some of the topics discussed at the workshop:

Agenda

Below was a live agenda.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Wrap-up Day 1


Day 2

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

Session 9:

Session 10:

Schedule

Friday May 15

Morning Refreshments - 8:30

Opening 9-11

  • TBD (will involve brief reports from various VRM projects)

Sessions 11-4:30

  • 11-11:30 Agenda Making
  • 11:30-11:45 Lunch, which will be provided by SAP
  • 11:45 - 12:45 - Session 1
  • 1:00-2:00 Session 2
  • 2:15-3:15 Session 3
  • 3:30-4:30 Session 4

Sessions reporting to the group, 4:30-5:30

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 takes notes, either directly (or eventually) on the workshop wiki. At the end of each day somebody from each discussion session reports progress to the group.

4:30-5:30 Larry Chiang made Hot Dogs. They were amazing. #hotdogs

7:00PM:

Non-hosted Dinner

  • Location: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Attendees (please add your name here if you plan to attend so we can get reservations):
    • Iain Henderson
    • Doc Searls
    • Judi Clark
    • Maurice Sharp
    • Keith Hopper
    • Joe Andrieu
    • Drummond Reed
    • Markus Sabadello
    • William Heath
    • Craig Burton

Saturday May 16

Morning Refreshments - 8:30 (Open. We provide this ourselves. How to do this is TBD.)

Opening group gathering (adding or moving sessions, reports of insights from yesterday) - 8:30-9:00

Sessions: 9am-4pm

  • 9:00-10:00 Session 5
  • 10:10-11:10 Session 6
  • 11:20-12:30 Session 7
  • 12:30-1:45 LUNCH - Pizza, ordered in. We'll pass the hat to pay for it.
  • 1:45-2:45 Session 7
  • 3:00-4:00 Session 8

Closing session, summarizing both days, personal comments, more - 4:00-5:30

Location

SAP Labs is a beautiful facility with plenty of parking in the hills of southwest Palo Alto. A map is here.


Materials

This list is maintained to make it easier for the next session to copy and paste.

  • Blank name tags
  • Easels with pads
  • Markers
  • Large sticky edged post-it notes
  • Stacks of paper or cards for posting topics on the wall
  • Wide paper to put up on the wall and create the spreadsheet of topics and locations