Sunday, July 13, 2008

O'Reilly Foo Camp 2008

I just got back from O'Reilly's Foo Camp 2008. It was really a life changing experience. The ability to mesh/mind meld with the world's greatest minds was incredible. Topics ranged from serious discussions on UN policy to create global fair trade and equality to guitar hacks and inventing new games.

I'd go as far to say that the 300 colleagues and peers at this year's Foo Camp should be consulted to set world policy. My head is full and it will take weeks to digest. I feel grateful for the interactions and the invitation to attend this weekend. There will be a future episode of Duane's World TV highlighting the event with interviews from Bob Glushko (UC Berkeley), Tim O'Reilly (founder - O'Reilly Media), John Markoff (New York Times) and Dries Buytaert (Drupal Founder).

I also want to express sincere gratitude for all the staff at O'Reilly for putting on this event. Everyone pitched in to make this a perfect weekend. Too many people to thank, but thanks to Tim, Sarah, the cooks, facilities staff and all others that made this possible.

(Feeling really grateful and optimistic about the future of our planet)

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