"What does it mean to work, think and live "open?" In this presentation and interactive discussion, Matt Thompson, Chief Storyteller for the Mozilla Foundation, will share some of what he's learned as an embedded writer and sleuth in the global open source movement. In recent years, that movement has steadily moved beyond the geeky petrie dish of technology out into the real world, applying open source principles to everything from open government, open education and open medicine to producing open source automobiles, tractors, housing and (yes) beer.
What does the rise of "open everything" mean for the rest of us? Can open source principles help us design and build the world we want? Can we adopt more open ways of working, sharing and organizing that connect us with our true passions -- instead of struggling with hierarchy, game-playing, and the usual institutional baloney?
Matt's presentation will outline some key strategies and patterns, teasing out some practical open source wisdom for our own everyday lives and work.
* Drive by Daniel Pink. It offers a surprising empirical view of what motivates real people to get out of bed in the morning. It's a great primer for re-thinking the nature of work, sharing and play.
* I love etherpad. It's a great free open source tool for shared documents, to-do lists, evil plans, or just about anything you want to work on with other humans. You can use it for free at workopen.org