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HHLA + PubCamp West 2012

What is #pubcamp, anyway?

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. PubCamp West focuses specifically on public media and community in the West.

This "camp" is a user generated conference where all participants will have the opportunity to plan and run the event. Participants will be invited to formulate conference tracks and sessions as part of pre-conference engagement process. Significant portions of event will also be left open and reserved for attendees to create their own sessions on the weekend of the event itself.

PubCamp is free to attendees. The cost of the event will be covered by the event organizers and our sponsors. This is NOT an opportunity to focus on selling your product or service, but to participate as a valued member of the community.

Who is in charge of this thing?

#PubCamp West is a collaboration between PBS SoCaL, KQED, KPBS, KPCC and the community.

Is there an agenda?

The loosely styled conference will tackle three topics: Pitch your ideas and vote on others

(subject to chage)

August 24th

Happy Hour
Congregation Ale House Patio
201 E. Broadway Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Meet your fellow PubCampers.

24 Hour PubCamp Hackathon Begins

Congregation Ale House Patio
Developers start your engines. Use the creative buzz happening at the Happy Hour to fuel one project to hack together during the course of PubCamp. Complete your working prototype in 24 hours and present it to your fellow PubCampers.

August 25th

10am-5pm (Break for Lunch 12-1:30pm)
PubCamp Sessions

WE Labs (Work Evolution Laboratories)
105 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 
Earn those camp merit badges for participating in PubCamp sessions throughout the day. Lunch will be provided. 

Make sure to vote on ideas and pitch your own!

Contact Jasmine Bulin at PBS SoCaL to donate food/drinks or volunteer as a PubCamp Counselor.

Screen Printing Art Demos & Workshops
WE Labs
Watch and learn the art of screen printing and get your own PubCamp t-shirt. Enter your designand it may be included in the demo (plus you could win our glorious prize pack).

Want to submit your screen printed art to be displayed at PubCamp? Contact Jasmine Bulin.


Promenade Square Park
On the Promenade N. between Broadway and 3rd near E. Maple Way
Mix and mingle with your fellow PubCampers. Lunch will be provided.

10:30am & 3pm
Social Screening and OVEE Demo
WE Labs and Online
Participate in a social community screening of short film featuring diverse audiences and characters using cutting edge technology created by the public media thought leaders at ITVS. OVEE is one of the FREE and easy online tool ideas you need to steal!


230 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA (across the street from WE Labs)
We'll wrap up PubCamp with presentations from the sessions, the product/s out of the hackathon, and a special takeaway to keep you motivated after PubCamp ends. Dinner will be provided.

Dinner is Served

PubCamp Session Presentations

Nova Spivack, CEO of Bottlenose

Augmenting the Collective Consciousness

Nova will lead a discussion on augmenting the collective consciousness; an innovative new way to discover and keep up with trending news and content developed by Bottlenose.

Nova Spivack is a technology futurist, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and one of the leading voices on the next-generation of search, social media, and the Web. He has authored more than 30 granted and pending patents in areas from search, to advertising, social media, mobile apps, the semantic web, augmented reality, interactive TV, and personalization. A frequent speaker and blogger, he writes guest-articles for publications such as TechCrunchMashableGigaOM, and SiliconAngle.

Nova is presently CEO of Bottlenose, a startup that is spearheading the next evolution of search and discovery on the social Web. Bottlenose provides a new way to keep up with what's trending in real-time on on social networks, around any topic or interest. Entirely built in Javascript and HTML5, Bottlenose uses a new "crowd computing architecture" to achieve massive scale at low costs. It uses custom built real-time social stream analytics, social listening and trend detection algorithms to measure what the crowd is sharing and talking about on the social internet (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Blogs, and more).

You can find Nova on Twitter at @novaspivack and via his blog,

Hackathon Presentations

Hackathon Ends

Show off what you created!

Do you have to be part of public media or on the West Coast to come?

Nope. We’re inviting everyone: developers, designers, bloggers, students, educators, other media types and the general public. If you live outside of California, you’re invited, too.

Can I help?

Of course! We’d love help. Contact Jasmine Bulin at PBS SoCaL.

Will there be food and drink?

Yes. We’ve got some food and drink coming. But if you would like to contribute food, drink or something else (maybe a prize for our hard working hackers) contact Jasmine Bulin at PBS SoCaL.

Will there be Wi-Fi and places for me to plug in?

We’ll have free wi-fi and some places for you to plug in, if need be.

Do I have to RSVP?

Yes. We can only fit so many people!

What else should I know?

All presentations and sessions at PubCamp are on the record; blogging, podcasting, tweeting, etc are all strongly encouraged, in conjunction with the tag #PubCamp. Any presentation materials shared at the event must be released under a Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial Sharealike license so they can be used at other camps.


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