Ile-Sans-Fil: Expérience de co-création technico-citoyenne

Ma présentation à propos du modèle communautaire de collaboration d’Ile-Sans-Fil au forum de créativité citoyenne de Mosaic/HEC est maintenant téléversée sur slideshare (et ici). Peu de mots, surtout des images et des concepts. Je vous ajoute le lien vers le vidéo de la présentation dès qu’on me le fait parvenir.

Unconference/Camp à ConFoo

Saviez vous qu’il y a une partie “unconference/camp” à ConFoo cette année? C’est par ici pour soumettre vos sujets – http://un.confoo.ca/

This is an opportunity for visitors to react to the presentations of others. For speakers, it is an opportunity to elaborate on a topic that developed during their presentation.

Simply send you proposal to UnConFoo.

Others are invited to vote for presentations that they would like to see by visiting http://joind.in/event/confoo-uncon. The selection will be performed by the organizers a day before the presentation based on user votes.

Je crois que vous devez êtres inscrits à la conférence pour participer, mais je vais faire une demande de dérogation spéciale, il me semble que ça fait partie de la règle d’être le plus ouvert possible (je ne suis pas l’organisateur de cette partie, même si j’ai pris en charge la track Ruby cette année, en fait c’est pas vraiment organisé une unconference, c’est un peu ça le but aussi).

Wifidog Camp Montreal 2010

We will be organizing a Wifidog Camp for development of wifidog.

Wifidog Camp Montreal 2010

Where? Montreal, at Station C, 5369 boul. St-Laurent

When? Sunday february 21 2010 from 10h30 to ~17h
Who? Everyone interested in developing for wifidog, developers, web designers, testers, documenters, etc.
Web page? dev.wifidog.org/wiki/WifidogCamp2010

I will be giving a session on “contributing to open source projects” for newbies (we need more).

How to create a ticket, how to decide what to work on, how to send a correction (patch) and a bit more…

App stores are not the future

RT @dsforest: Why App Stores Are Not the Business Model for the 21st Century

But the widespread homage may be premature. Don’t be surprised if the app bandwagon soon hits a dead end. While others rush to set up their own stores, Apple’s gatekeeper model of software distribution is being questioned by developers and industry leaders. The struggles point to the difficulties that other app stores may face, none of which should be a surprise. In the age of the Web, developers can get their programs to end users without anyone intervening, so locked-down software sales will always be going against the grain.

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That’s a miscalculation, because the App Store’s true rival isn’t a competing app marketplace. Rather, it’s the open, developer-friendly Web. When Apple rejected Google Latitude, the search company’s nearby-friend-mapping program, developers created a nearly identical version that works perfectly on the iPhone’s Web browser. Google looks to be doing something similar with Voice, another app that Apple barred from its store. Last fall, Joe Hewitt, the Facebook developer who created the social network’s iPhone app, quit developing for Apple in protest of the company’s policies. Where did he go? Back to writing mobile apps for Web browsers.

Underscores the open, developer-friendly Web as key. See this week’s launch of the HTML5 version of Google Voice as a case in point