Call it an inside joke but the above was on one of the best t-shirts I saw at #scifoo last weekend*. Actually, I was so taken by the t-shirt that I don’t recall the name of the person wearing it! Sorry 🙂 Other things I forgot to do at SciFoo was take more pictures (the image of the board below is all I took), tweet and blog about it.
SciFoo is overwhelming! There were around 280 people there, and a choice of at least 6 sessions per timeslot. It was simply impossible to chose which to go to. I decided it was better to go to an entire session than to flit between a couple, and ended up with a list of times and rooms listed in my notebook having forgotten entirely what I’d picked to go to. In the end I went to one of the science and art sessions, and learned about some fantastic projects and galleries that warrants a post of its own, about three science and education sessions encompassing visions for new schools (K12) and engaging students with science initiatives and learning, and a variety of other things including astrobiology and the ethics of landing on Mars, the Ignite session, one of the Lightening talk sessions (mainly because I couldn’t decide what else to go to in that slot), and a couple of sessions on Nerd Activism and the like. Between each session I was constantly made to think I’d missed out on some great stuff by not being in the other 7 rooms at the same time!
This post is lacking on detail, mainly because I’m still fighting through the fog of jet lag! Anyway, I’m definitely glad I went to SciFoo and thanks have to go to the various organisers at O’Reilly Media, Nature and Google for a great experience, and the other campers!
*personally I think it could be improved a wee bit by having this structure on the back: