This was a planning wiki, see the event here:
-not another boring tech meet up -we're bringing fresh blood in -prizes to bring a friend -fun, surprising, unexpected -entertaining; moderation is spontaneous like UCB theater -atmosphere of entertainment; neon dinosaur at entrance -catching ideas and energy and saving them in the dbeat stream
SKELETON AND MUSCLE
To help us plan for a new kind of event, we have a metaphor to describe the Drumbeat NYC organism. The event is supported by a skeleton of people who already belong in the Mozilla community. We're building on top of that.
-comprised of techies/open web people -hackers/devs (resistor, opengov, openplans, etc) -artists/designers (rhizome, et etc) -outreach ahead and train them -they are a facilitation team and blown up version of 7on7
-newbies. -targeted outreach to: -educators, women's, activists -world changers, journalists, students -hand out cards on campuses -we only do non-traditional outreach; spend energy that way
-four clearly delineated segments -culminates in solutions -accept donations? -lots of interactivity/ARG -party poppers and black lights -jargon horn (and jargon cloud) -opposite hour -portal to boston (where else?) -recursive leaderboards, nametags, stamps -prizes, online and off
WHAT WE WON'T DO
-no usual suspects -no speaker superiority -no jargon -no one goes hungry -no one goes sober
-camera crew from day remixes footage -live performance? -monitors with CC stuff? -very passive; it's to unwind -BBQ???
immediately make budget immediately reach out to Bre Pettis for venue
next two weeks, set up website and graphic elements next two weeks, assemble skeleton
before may, meeting #1 for skeleton (20pp or so, half left-brain half right-brain)
next month secure sponsor next month targeted outreach to muscle -schools, local groups, tedx, open everything, museums, eyebeam, anything cool
before event, meeting #2 final push