Open Space | MIX08

Open Space

I’m going to MIX! And hope to see you there but it’s sold out so if you’re not already coming, I’ll see you next year. For those of you who are lucky enough to have tickets, we’ve got a lot of stuff going on and I’m actually involved in helping run what I think will be the coolest part… Drew Robbins successfully lobbied for an Open Space at MIX. Then he reached out to me, Tim Heuer and Peter Laudati to help him run it. I can’t tell you how much fun this is going to be!

If you want to participate, not just attend, but contribute to the conversation – this is place for you!

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New to MIX08 will be an Open Space area where attendees control the MIX conversation. Open Space is a way to bring together groups of people interested in a common topic to have an interactive discussion. In an Open Space session, there may be an expert who is passionate about a topic presenting to an audience or there may be a small group of people discussing an idea.

Four principles of Open Space:

  1. Whoever comes are the right people to be there
  2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened
  3. Whenever it starts is the right time
  4. When it’s over, it’s over

Schedule facilitation and conversation recording will be provided. All you need to do is suggest the topics and participate. Submissions will be accepted onsite in the Sandbox starting Tuesday, March 4th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and throughout the event. The schedule will be updated each evening and posted to the MIX website.

I want to propose topics about architectural patterns in RIA, REST verses Soap, common keyboard conventions and why more Web Applications don’t follow them and more. And I want your thoughts on these topics! Come pitch in and participate in the conversation.

What do you want to talk about?

Open Space | MIX08

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