We're looking for journalists and journalism students, techies with an interest in content management systems and online newspapers, graphic and layout designers, and education students with an interest in writing to join us to create:Word on college walk is that some legendary radical lawyers will be making guest appearances on Friday, and I was invited to remix my Portable Culture Machine's presentation to help break up the coding sessions on Saturday.
We're looking to do all this in a single weekend. After the Jam, we'll publish our results to the web under Creative Commons licenses so that other groups can benefit from our work. Participation is free. Care to join us?
- A single edition of a online newspaper
- A bundle of the open source tools you need to publish one
- An open content how-to guide for groups of kids who want to start their own paper
Listening to Eben Moglen speak about the importance of the OLPC project may help you understand why I have faith in OLPC Miracles (faith in the sense of commitment, not in the sense Pat Robertson uses it).
I saw Moglen's inspirational keynote at PloneCon '06, where he spoke about Software and Community in the Early 21st Century (and spotlighted the OLPC project) - the crowd of 350 developers gave him a standing ovation, and he literally brought a few members of the audience to tears.
So if you're in NYC this weekend come on out and let's jam!
We're jammin' - To think that jammin' was a thing of the past;.
We're jammin', And I hope this jam is gonna last.