Campus Party - The Full Report
On August 18, I posted about my Campus Party Mexico experience; and promised a full report. I just had the chance to post this on Beth Kanter's blog. Campus Party H4SB — Hacking for Something Better Coming to US in 2012; spreads the word about the biggest technology phenomenon that almost nobody has ever heard of, and we've just learned that NASA will host the first USA event in Silicon Valley in 2012.
Here's an excerpt from the post:
Campus Party has pioneered H4SB — Hacking for Something Better. These folks bond indelibly in hack teams. They commit to each other individually as well as recruit from their individual networks to train and support their nonprofit partners in the year to come and beyond. In the States, nonprofits have generally concentrated on the relationship between the volunteer and the organization receiving services, with a spiffy volunteer interface in the middle. This works house-afire for a lot of volunteerism but it has often been a failure when it comes to high skilled, technology volunteerism at any kind of scale. What hasbeen missed, and what Campus Party gets, is that working in groups is central to most technology efforts and that relating in groups is central to being young.
Thanks to Beth for sharing my enthusiasm about Campus Party. We're looking forward to seeing what her readers think.