PublicMediaCamp, or PubCamp for short, is a nationwide series of gathering focused on forging greater collaboration between public media organizations and their communities. Inspired by unconferences such as Foocamp and Barcamp, PubCamps are informal opportunities for techies and community media makers to get together with NPR and PBS staff and develop projects together.
#PubCampWest is a collaboration between KQED, KPCC and other news entities. The loosely styled conference will tackle three topics: Integrating Online, Election 2012, and Reaching the Whole Community.
Although organized by public media, everyone is welcome to contribute to the unconference: bloggers, other media types, and the public.
Friday, August 19
6:00pm - 8:00pm : Happy Hour!
King's Row (20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105)
We will gather at the station to welcome everyone and walk to the restaurant at 6:00pm. You are more than welcome to meet us there as well.
Saturday, August 20
On Saturday we will be breaking up into groups to discuss the topics you voted on. We’ll ask you to come up with real, workable solutions to the problems we all face.
10:00am : Welcome and Breakfast (Courtesy of KQED and Heirloom LA)
10:00am - 12:30pm : Reaching the Whole Community
12:30pm - 1:30pm : Lunch (Courtesy of KPCC and Wood Ranch)
1:30pm - 3:00pm : Working with Online
3:00pm - 5:00pm : Election 2012
5:00pm - 7:00pm : Relax and grab some drinks courtesy of PBS SoCal and Silverlake Wine.
This group will gather at 1:30pm and discuss what they are building on Sunday.
Sunday, August 20
9:00am - 12:30pm : We'll ask the selected presenters of each group to come up and pitch their idea. We'll give person 5 minutes to pitch and the group will discuss the pitch for about 20 minutes.
After all the pitches are done, we'll talk about how we can all go back and implement our solutions in our communities/stations.
Breakfast will be provided courtesy of PBS SoCal.
The hackathon will start its build day, concluding at 5:00pm.
Wifi and charging stations will be provided.
Admission is FREE, but RSVP's are required.
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