Collaboration SIG: How Hackers Collaborate



  • Monthly Meeting of the Collaboration SIG

    Collaboration is the intersection of technology, process, and business services to enable organizations, groups and individuals to effectively, efficiently and profitably collaborate, negotiate, explain, advise, sell, market, problem solve, distribute, request, and refer, anywhere, anytime.

    NOTE: There will be WIFI, so please bring your laptop!

    Presentation Overview:

    How Hackers Collaborate

    How do hackers collaborate? How have these patterns changed over time, with shifting cultures and new technologies? What can other disciplines learn from hacker culture?

    Hacker culture has always been a highly collaborative meritocracy that has extended well beyond organizational and geographic boundaries. This manifests itself in a variety of ways -- from face-to-face gatherings, such as the legendary Homebrew Computer Club meetings 30 years ago, to open source projects today. The collaborative tools and processes that have always been pervasive in hacker culture are now beginning to penetrate other fields as well, from grassroots political activism to the arts.

    Please join us for a highly interactive evening of story telling, led by a panelists of hackers spanning multiple generations. We'll spend the evening sharing stories, identifying collaborative patterns, and discussing the implications of those patterns beyond software development. You'll have the opportunity to interact closely with both the panelists and other attendees, and we'll document what we learn on the Wiki.


    About the Panel:

    Lee Felsenstein, Homebrew Computer Club
    Jim Warren, West Coast Computer Faire
    David Weekly and Jim Lindsay, SuperHappyDevHouse



    We've invited four "panelists" -- two old school and two current -- and have asked them to each invite one colleague. Each panelist will act as a table host in an abridged version of a Conversation Cafe. We'll break up attendees into 8 tables, with 5-7 people at each table. People will have 40 minutes to chat and then rotate. After two rotations, we'll have a 30 minute panel, where the panelists will share their thoughts and summaries of the conversations in the room.

    A volunteer at each table will take notes on the Wiki.



    CHARLES WELSH, BC SIG Co-Chair and Founder,
    PATTI WILSON, Career and Organizational Coach,
    SCOTT MCMULLAN, Director of Developer Relations,

    To reference the SDForum Collaboration SIG Blog: SDForum Collaboration SIG


    Event Logistics


    Pillsbury Winthrop Office Silicon Valley
    2475 Hanover Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1114


    6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required