There is a great event on this weekend in Baltmore. SocialDevCampEast is meeting there at the Uiversity of Baltimore. This is the Unconference for Thought Leaders of the future social web.
I am excited about participating because I see so many opportunities to apply social technologies to transform health care. That will be the focus of HealthCampMd that takes place on June 14th in Owings Mills, MD.
When I was at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco Tim O'Reilly was inspiring us with the message that there was still so much to do. We have only just begun. This message was tempered by a comment I overheard from a fellow attendee. "If there is so much to be done - why are we still just throwing sheep?" That insightful comment really puts our use of the cognitive surplus in to question.
Well, these two related BarCamp events provide the ideal opportunity to do something positive for society and the community through the creation of new social tools and the addition of social context to existing services.
I hope to see you at one of these events.