Sunday, June 22, 2008
I just got in after a rather choppy flight back from London Gatwick. I was very impressed by the way BBC's Backstage group has organised a free mashup (bootcamp) for young computer coders at Alexandra Palace in North London. This is EXACTLY the roll that other public service broadcasters should be taking - getting conversations going with the public and encouraging people to hack into their content. There were around 400 that took up the challenge on a blustery Saturday morning - and I think many of the partners in the event (Google, Lonely Planet, Microsoft, NASA) got a lot out of it too.