I've got some experience doing this type of thing. First, with the
LITA BIGWIG Social Software Showcase and then later with OCLC
Developer Network. Because members of our community aren't always able
to come talk about their projects, we've been trying to increase the
type of this we've been doing. We've had folks record screencasts
about their projects for us and we've played them at a couple of our
events. Also we streamed the "Show and Tell" portion of our last
mashathon and recorded them and post them.

So I think that this is a great idea and would be happy to share with
anyone who is interested in working on this what I've learned from my
experience trying to do this type of thing in the past.


On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I was thinking this morning about the positive feedback coming from the remote participants and how the lightning talks are a great way to people working on emerging ideas.  And I came up with an idea to try to replicate the experience online using one of those virtual classroom tools.  I wrote up the idea on a Code4Lib wiki page and am looking for feedback (good idea?  good idea with improvements?  forgettaboutit?).
> At the risk of hijacking my own proposal for a breakout session, I'd like to add this as a topic at the LYRASIS Open Source breakout this afternoon.
> Peter
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