What started as a conference for geeks and bloggers (often one and the same), now has become a self-proclaimed “technology conference” with major sponsors (Microsoft, Yahoo), celeb-politicks as keynote speakers (John Edwards), and influence beyond the biotope of mavens. I’m talking about Gnomedex, whose theme this year is “A Higher Resolution” (very literally taken by the web site…) – although I’m not exactly sure how this translated into the program, which seems…hmh…very eclectic (i.e. there was a session on sex and real-time blogging).
Aside from the great people you usually meet at these conferences, my feeling is that it might sometimes be more valuable to monitor the event from home – simply because there are just too many technology conferences to attend. If you, like me, decided to follow Gnomedex online, here are some helpful links:
The Mindjet Blog is publishing mind maps with the key takeaways of each session.
IRC channel (lockergnome Java-based Chatroom or use your own IRC Client to join #lockergnome at irc.wyldryde.org)
Digg vs. New York Times (or Techcrunch vs. ZDNet)
Slashdot’s review of product demos (i.e. People Aggregator)
Wrap-Up day 1: The Good and Not So Good
Wired on 'Freedbacking'
You can also use tagjag to track what’s going on.