As one of the instigators of ChangeCamp at MaRS in Toronto on January 24th, I have spent much of the past 10 days trying to process all the content, ideas, outcomes and possibilities that it generated. It’s been a little overwhelming. Clearly we tapped a rich vein of attention.
So what did we do together? Let’s do a quick rundown of the numbers:
- 140 participants (one person for every character in a Tweet!)
- 100 wiki pages
- 40 YouTube videos
- 450 Flickr photos
- Thousands of tweets, the #1 trending topic on Twitter in the world that day!
- 96 blog mentions from around the world
- one story in the Globe & Mail:
- one beautifully produced segment on CBC Radio’s Spark: (full unedited interview)
- one piece by Kris Reyes on CityNews
- one piece by Jamie Woo in Torontoist
- one Best of ChangeCamp piece by Matthew Hayles in BlogTO
- many new relationships
- several new projects initiated
- several existing projects accelerated
- VanChangeCamp organizing already underway
- and one great big meme propagating through the underbrush
That’s a lot of heat from our ChangeCamp fire! But how much light was there? How much change was made? What was the quality of the products of our co-creation?