Mashpit Dallas II & Mashpit San Francisco II

Mash Pit (color)Brian Oberkirch has announced Mashpit Dallas II taking place… today! He writes:

Several Dallas Barcampers are getting back together to kick off what (I hope) becomes a routine thang: a jam session of folks interested in social media. Tomorrow night we can talk a bit about what we each want to get out of such a working group. But, in the spirit of factoryjoe’s Mashpits , I also have an idea we can all work on.

Tim Williamson is the founder of The Idea Village, an entreprenuer bootstrapping/launching pad in New Orleans. The devastation all these months later isn’t just physical — ‘our social networks are destroyed,’ he says.

He did a triage grant program. Now wants to move it to the next level, making Idea Village the place people can go to get or contribute information & expertise so badly needed in the community. Idea Village, 2.0.

Our mission, should we choose to accept, is to whiteboard up some ideas for how the Idea Village can leverage social media to aggregate, plus up, and spread info around NOLA.

Tell anyone who might be interested. RSVP at the Upcoming page. We can order in some Gloria’s.

Don’t forget, we’ve got out own Mashpit II coming up on April 15 in South San Francisco at France Telecom’s offices. We’re looking for 30-40 folks who want to hack, smash and build cool stuff — and no, you don’t have to be a developer to contribute! Trust me, we need designers, thinkers, idea people, marketers and folks of all stripes to make these projects as good as possible. After all, they’re only as good as what goes into them.

So if you’re looking for something fun to do on tax day, definitely sign up. I hear there might be work on that nifty Mapendar idea

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

2 thoughts on “Mashpit Dallas II & Mashpit San Francisco II”

  1. Mashpit SF – If anyone is interested in working on Chris’s Mapendar project, I’m willing to share Rrove ( resources to get it done. I can provide web hosting, integration with Rrove, page design, etc. I need a hacker to do the rest though.

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