Some Web 2.0 enthusiasts, including myself, have started talking, Tweeting, wikifying and now blogging about a possible UK event where built environment people interested in Web 2.0 (and, equally, Web 2.0 people interested in the built environment) might get together and share ideas about synergies between the two worlds.
Provisionally named BE2camp, the event would be run on unconference, BarCamp principles (similar to PodCampIreland), possibly in mid-October, but as the BE2camp wiki-site currently says: “At the moment this is just a seed, an idea that has bounced around….”
It needs people’s involvement to make if fly (can a seed fly? – bit of a mixed metaphor there!). If you are interested in getting involved, whether as a speaker, attendee, a sponsor, a host (we need a venue – London would be good, but don’t let that put you off suggesting an alternative), or an online participant, please register your interest on the site. In addition this would be a great event to find out just what is Web2.0, blogging, wiki, twitter and second life all about – and how it can help you and your organisation.
Thanks to Paul over at EvolutionExtranet for writing this item – feel free to syndicate to your blogs 🙂
Comment from Jodie Miners over in Aus, posted onto the BE2camp wiki-site:
I’m going to be in London from 10 October to 17 October so would love it to be between those dates so I can attend. This is such a great idea and I’ve got so many ideas for this unconference. I helped organise the last BarCampSydney which was a great success and just attended PubCamp Sydney last night – a Social Media unconference. These things are about getting the community involved and talking (and a lot of drinking too) and sharing ideas. The AEC industries are ripe to take over the world with this Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 stuff and as my background is in both Construction and IT and I’m passionate about all things Web 2.0 this is a fantastic melding of everything I do. My web site is http://www.jodiem.com.au if you want any more info or want to contact me.
What does “Web 2.0” mean?
AG – there are many definitions of what Web 2 means, and those in the IT sector would have better, technical, definitions than me.
However to me web1.0 was a one way web, ie using the web just to obtain information, to search and read/send emails.
Web2.0 is a two way interactive web, ie using the web for communication, collaboration and sharing, where there is as much sharing from the user as there is ‘taking’.
And then Web3.0 would move us into 3D environments to share – for example second life.
Wiki definitions are always useful – take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2 which reads:
Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.