Saturday, June 6, 2009

MassTLC 6/5 unConference bursts with ideas and attendees


Topics at MassTLC's Spring unConference on the Future of Software and the Internet ranged from, "What kind of capital do you need?” led by Simeon Simoenov of FastIgnite Inc., to "How to make sure your business model doesn't land you in jail", led by Jason Kravitz, of Nixon Peabody. Cloud Computing, Crowd Sourcing, Health IT, Broadband expansion and more were discussed in more than 40 interactive participant led sessions.

Highlights from the 6/5 Mass High Tech article:
Following up on its first unconference in October, the second Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Unconference featured, “The Future of Software and the Internet.” Just as in the first unconference, the 220-person space was straining to hold all the attendees (there were over 250 in attendance).

The ideas were flowing faster than the coffee, soda and bottled water at the second Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Unconference, held today at Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Burlington campus. Following up on its first unconference in October, this year’s overall subject was “The future of software and the Internet.” As an unconference, the event started with no real structured agenda, and after the process was explained to the crowd, any of the various attendees who wanted to run a session were invited to come up to the front, grab a sheet of paper, and write down a topic on which they wanted to lead a discussion. Just as in the first unconference, the 220-person space was straining to hold all the attendees, and the opening session was standing-room-only with the crowd spilling out of all doors into the hallway.
See more coverage on participant blogs including Jeff Kaplan , James Hall , and Dana Harris

A special thanks to our Sponsors: ColoSpace; Levine Katz Nannis & Solomon; Microsoft & Nixon Peabody for their generous support and thought leadership prior to and during the event.

3 comments:

Joshua said...

Tom, the link to Kaplan's blog is broken -- it has typos.

Josh Simons

Tom Hopcroft said...

all fixed - thanks!

Joshua said...

Almost there -- remove extra period at very end of URL and all will be well.

Josh