On Liveblogging [en]

[fr] Quelques réflexions de la part d'une personne (bibi!) qui prend des notes "live" aux conférences...

[Via Bruno Giussani](http://www.lunchoverip.com/2007/07/tips-from-the-t.html), a post by Ethan Zuckerman [on liveblogging conferences](http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2007/07/27/the-5-4-3-double-play-or-the-art-of-conference-blogging/). Again, a comment turned into a post — so here are some of my thoughts on liveblogging conferences, something I’ve been doing more and more regularly.

No big surprise, my reasons for blogging conferences are quite similar to Ethan and Bruno’s. “Taking notes” helps me concentrate on what is being said, I can search through them later easily, and this kind of “conference coverage” brings new people to my blog. I’m not yet at the stage where I’m being invited to conferences because of my liveblogging-fu — but who knows, in future? (hint, hint)

Here are a few of my comments (go read Ethan’s post first, it’ll make more sense):

– no lapdesk for me — due to RSI, the best place for my keyboard is right on my lap, even if it gets a bit hot.

– I take photos too, so I tend to sit in front, or further back right next to the central alley if there is one (the “distracting to others” side of liveblogging never struck me, but maybe I’m too engrossed in my typing).

– I’m not good at summarizing (like Ethan and Bruno do), so my style of live-blogging is very note-like, with a few “steph-notes” to express my thoughts along the way. Actually, I started liveblogging because I took notes for myself on the computer (RSI has made handwriting “not an option”), and thought “oh well, they’re pretty crap, but I might as well publish them” — and to my surprise, they were very much appreciated.

– I usually publish right at the end of the talk, which means I snap a few photos of the speaker at the beginning of the talk, upload one at some point during the session, and near the end copy my notes from WriteRoom (my editor of choice) into my blogging tool, add tags… I take note of Ethan’s “preparation” tip — I could really do with writing the post titles in advance. There are two reasons I publish fast (in addition to the little thrill I’ll admit to having at the idea my post might be “first up”): first, I get to enjoy the breaks, and second, it helps me continue to convince myself that blogging sessions does not create “extra work” for me — as I do it all during the session.

– One point Ethan does not raise is tiredness — is he immune, or just more resistant than I? Maybe it’s lack of practice, or just the way I’m wired, but I find that I can’t go without breaks. Even without taking RSI into account, my brain just goes liquid and I become incapable of taking in stuff after 2-3 sessions. So, I skip a session once in a while, and even sometimes skip it completely, not even attending.

Ethan mentions collaborating: some people blog, some people take photos, others keep an eye on blogosphere coverage of the conference, etc. I remember how [participants to the BlogTalk 2004 conferences took collaborative notes using SubEthaEdit](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2004/07/08/taking-collaborative-notes-at-blogtalk/). I have to say, I’ve never done it since. That gives me an idea for the next conference I’m going to…

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Reboot9 Was Bub.blicio.us! [en]

[fr] J'ai écrit une série de trois articles au sujet de la conférence Reboot pour le magazine en ligne bub.blicio.us, qui couvre la scène "tech" de San Francisco et de la Silicon Valley -- et maintenant, aussi, l'Europe!

Les articles sont composés principalement de photos avec quelques commentaires. N'hésitez donc pas à aller y jeter un coup d'oeil même si l'anglais n'est pas votre langue préférée.

I’ve written a three-part series about [the great Reboot 9.0 conference I attended in Copenhagen](http://reboot.dk) a couple of months ago for [bub.blicio.us](http://bub.blicio.us). bub.blicio.us? From [their about page](http://bub.blicio.us/?page_id=2):

> bub.blicio.us is here to help capture the excitement behind everything two point oh – especially the party and event scenes in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. No panels, no keynotes, no tradeshows, just a lens into the social scene that’s energizing and shaping Bubble 2.0 and the new Valley economy behind it.

> Keep us on your party list. Let us know about your events. Send us the things we just won’t see on upcoming.org. We might just send someone out there to cover the soiree.

So, now that all the articles are online — full of photos! photos, photos, more photos! — let me point you to them:

– [Reboot Part I – Even Europe is bub.blicio.us](http://bub.blicio.us/?p=201)
– [Reboot Part II](http://bub.blicio.us/?p=226)
– [Reboot9 Part III](http://bub.blicio.us/?p=294)

Reboot9 Second Day 12

As a reminder (so that this can serve as a general wrap-up post), I also did my best to liveblog most of the sessions I attended:

– [Opening Talk](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/05/31/reboot9-opening-talk/)
– [Jeremy Keith: Soul](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/05/31/reboot9-jeremy-keith-soul/)
– [Alexander Kjerulf: Happiness](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/05/31/reboot9-alexander-kjerulf-happiness/)
– [Ted Rheingold: Learning From Dogs and Cats](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/05/31/reboot9-ted-rheingold-learning-from-dogs-and-cats/)
– [Stowe Boyd: Flow, a New Consciousness for a Web of Traffic](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/01/reboot9-stowe-boyd-flow-a-new-consciousness-for-a-web-of-traffic/)
– [Marko Ahtisaari: Attention! On the Near Future of Marketing](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/01/reboot9-marko-ahtisaari-attention-on-the-near-future-of-marketing/)
– [Lee Bryant: Human Need (Kozarac)](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/01/reboot9-lee-bryant-human-need-kozarac/)
– [Ewan McIntosh: Are We Ready For the Citizens of the Future?](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/01/reboot9-ewan-mcintosh-are-we-ready-for-the-citizens-of-the-future/)
– [Leisa Reichelt: Ambient Intimacy](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/01/reboot9-leisa-reichelt-ambient-intimacy/)

And of course… [the photos](http://flickr.com/photos/bunny/collections/72157600420715249/) (here, by [interestingness](http://flickr.com/search/?q=reboot&w=36521983709%40N01&s=int)).

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A Day at WordCamp 2007 [en]

[fr] Résumé des notes prises durant WordCamp.

Today was the first day of [WordCamp 2007](http://2007.wordcamp.org/schedule/). Had a really nice day, met cool people (hi [Daniel](http://dbrusilovsky.wordpress.com/)!), and live-blogged my hands off (almost literally: nasty [RSI flare-up](/tms/) which made me skip two sessions of note-taking). Two sessions in the morning, two in the afternoon, a big two-session break, and then Matt Cutts. I also, of course, took [a bunch of photos](http://flickr.com/photos/bunny/sets/72157600938619089/), which, as usually, received far more praise than I think they deserve. I’d like to take this occasion to remind everybody to please [open up tagging to the community, and add tags to my photos as you stroll through them](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/06/20/flickr-open-up-tagging-your-photos-to-the-community-please/).

WordCamp 2007 4

Here are the sessions I live-blogged.

– [Dan Kuykendall, Podcasting and podPress](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/07/21/wordcamp-2007-dan-kuykendall-podcasting-and-podpress/)
– [John C. Dvorak and Om Malik: Blogs vs. Journalism](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/07/21/john-c-dvorak-and-om-malik-blogs-vs-journalism/)
– [Lorelle VanFossen, Kicking Ass Content Connections](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/07/21/wordcamp-2007-lorelle-vanfossen-kicking-ass-content-connections/)
– [Jeremy Wright, Im in ur blogz grabbin’ ur kash! Blog Monetization](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/07/21/wordpress-2007-jeremy-wright-im-in-ur-blogz-grabbin-ur-kash-blog-monetization/)
– [Matt Cutts, Whitehat SEO Tips for Bloggers](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/07/22/wordcamp-2007-matt-cutts-whitehat-seo-tips-for-bloggers/)

So, *what do you think, ;-)* should I start marketing myself as a 2.0 conference live-blogger? (Laying aside the fact RSI *does* limit the number of sessions I can do in a row…)

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