I just finished a blogging spree at Elisa ICT Forum 2008. The main theme of the event was Green IT and many of the talks featured future trends. We must be crazy, but we managed to blog every single presentation. In the end of the day, all of the posts along with photos were online. Truly real-time, once again. Most of them are in finnish, but there are two posts in english, too. You may see them here.
I’ve now done this blogging thing at several different events and this was the first time I was able to capture each single one as a blog post. It keeps you easily awake for the rest of the day, but the speed you need to crunch words doesn’t really leave much time for reflection, just enough to form coherent sentences. Therefore, it was more of a reportage, than opinionated commentary. I believe if I had just a speed writer along with me, I could easily capture ideas and reflect them in real-time.
We also featured a video blog kiosk, where people were able to try video blogging for the first time with simple equipment you can pick up at a local store. Truly, it was a lot of fun.