Tim O’Reilly has done a fantastic job embracing geekdom, and spreading the knowledge of innovators. I hope that Toronto’s “alpha geeks” will come out an play at TorCampDemoCamp3 . Reading Wired 14.02 , I see there are Lego geeks in Owen Sound (looks like there are some in Toronto ). Where are all the alpha geeks in Toronto?
The “alpha geeks” and FOOs are the heart of O’Reilly’s brand. As we reach out to different audiences and topics, we do our best to remember that, and to tell a story about how our core value proposition is in our ability to spot those people and technologies that are going to turn things upside down. This is our mission: Changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. And in 2002, after the dotcom bust, we made it a goal to reinvigorate the industry by helping pour some fuel on this bottom-up fire.
It looks like Greg Wilson is planning on presenting. Greg is the author of one of my recent favourite books, Data Crunching: Solve Everyday problems with Java, Python and more . He’s signed up to present DR Project described as “classroom friendly version of Trac ”.