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Sunday, April 22, 2007
Minnebar 2 Wrap-Ups
Garrick's wrap at MNteractive.

Tim Elliott will have podcasts of some of the sessions soon.

Scott Dier posted about my session (Broadband initiatives, Net Neutrality, municipal Wi-Fi) and then added some thoughtful commentary.

The Minnebar site has more links to posts and pictures.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007
Minnebar Report
[Update. More food for the masses: a cold-cut plate. Minnebar took care of us.]

Almost 400 hundred people signed up for Minnebar. No clear idea how many are here but there should have some idea post-conference via registrations and business cards.

The space is good for the crowd with plenty of spaces for the sessions and for ad hoc discussions. Many thanks to Ben, Luke, and Dan.

Wireless access is donated by ipHouse and it's blazing with downloads around 3Mbps.

Noise is a problem. It's hard to hear many of the presentations and ambient talk is everywhere. A PA system at each main presentation space would be great with wireless miking so you can catch audience questions. Maybe they can score a sponsor next year to offer something like that.

We did run out of pizza. I think we need to enforce a one-piece-only directive in the first time around so everyone gets something.

Overall, I'll give it 4.5 (of 5) stars. Good job!

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Design 2.0 at Minnebar
We are at Minnebar in St. Paul and we are listening to the Design 2.0 panel: Ben Edwards, Margaret Andrews, Garrick Van Buren, Stefan Hartwig, Christopher Leighton-Brooder, Norman Orstad. Check their various links here under 'Design 2.0'.

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Minnebar is TODAY
I'm at Minnebar listening to William Gurstelle talk about potato guns, flying cars, underground technology, and more.

I'll be twittering...

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Friday, April 13, 2007
Minnebar April 21

There's still room for participants and workshops/discussions at Minnebar on April 21. Sign up here.

Friday's pre-event mixer will be at Lo-To.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007
Minnebar Two
Minnesota's second Minnebar Unconference will take place April 21 in St. Paul's Lowertown at the Railroader Building, 235 E. Sixth St. Sign up at the wiki.

We were crowded last year at Catalyst Studio (thank you Catalyst!). The Railroader has more room and two floors.

No audience or presenters at an unconference, just participants and discussion leaders. List sessions you're interested in both leading and attending at the wiki.

Watch for an April 20 icebreaker. Last year it was at Acadia and it gets my vote for this year too.

Check out the Minnebar06 archive.

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