Thanks to all who came out last night to the first DIYcity meetup in NYC. It was a huge success, esp for a first meetup. Attendance was high, people seemed very smart about the subject, and everyone came prepared to participate.
We focused the evening on building out a general framework for DIYcity in New York, something we could then continue build on in the future. Discussion topics included:
- What does DIYcity mean anyway? What are the common elements that identify a service, tool, etc as being a DIYcity thing?
- What are the possibilities for DIYcity applications? What it is possible to do with this approach to city systems?
- What are some specific things we could do in NYC to address issues in the city in a DIYcity way?
- Where to start with these ideas? What's next?
I will post notes from the meeting to the new wiki (thanks Sean) when I get them. Hopefully they can form a basis for future conversations.
Very interested to hear a report from SF on how the meetup went there...
What do you say Ithaca? I'll be at the Chapter House Wed. at 7 eating all the popcorn. Maybe we can bring back hitchhiking. I've always regretted missing out on that obvious, romantic, and civilized form of travel. These days we can all speed dial 911 from our mobile phones, and really, fear of the worst is a crappy way to live. Imagine not thinking of every driver in town as a potential assailant.
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