Bring and Braai LogoThe iCommons Bring and Braai event lastnite in Cape Town was AMAZING! Thanks to the wonderful iCommons team, Daniella, Rebecca, JC and Heather for putting such a kiff event together!!

Internet visionaries and all-round cool guys Jimmy Wales and Larry Lessig loved the party and were busy the whole time chatting and meeting lots of Cape Town geeks and Free-Culture enthusiasts.

Justin Nurse was there, handing out Googlethu t-shirts and Laugh It Off event calendars. I saw him and the Stormhoek guys hitting it off (perhaps exchanging ideas on how best to disrupt the market:p).

Richard Mulholland and Prof. Lessig were also getting deep on the subject of presentation skills - particularly the world-famous Lessig-Method, I wonder who learned more?

Of course, the purpose of the event was to activate involvement in iCommons - to get the community together, to encourage digital sharing, and to protect our rights online. The Freedom Toaster was there so people could freely upload their own cc-licenced music, and other people could download it freely and pass it along.

I was particularly stoked to chat with Dr. Bobbi Kurshan, who has a global education and learning community called Curriki. We're looking into using it for the Nomadic Marketing course we're doing with the UCT GSB.

Good news too: thanks to Missing Link the event has been captured on video. These guys kick butt at making videos and presentations - can't wait to see the vid! It'll be posted on the web soon for your viewing pleasure.

The event is done, but the work continues - create, collaborate, remix, share...
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AuthorDave Duarte
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