Yesterday, it was a big day in the world of Unconferences with the First Ever BarCamp in Kerala and Kamp[The First ever Knowledge Management Camp] in Bangalore.
After landing at the venue and attending few talks, we[myself and Sridhar Rao] realized that we were only the two guys who were not from that background We also managed to give a talk on some Web 2.0 tools that could help organizations to manage the Knowledge.Sridhar also shared his insight as to how his organization manages knowledge through Blogs, Wikis, Webcasts etc.
Most interesting part of the entire unconference was "The Knowledge Cafe" lead by Raj Datta , Vice-President - Knowledge Management at Mindtree Consulting.There was a single question that was discussed in the Cafe - "How do you encourage employees to share ideas and help companies to generate Business round those ideas". There was a short debate on "Patenting" v/s "Value Creation through Idea Generation".
Not a bad start to the first Kamp with around 40 attendees [though there were around 180 people who registered for the event ].
The bottom line of Kamp was "Web 2.0 has revolutionized the way Knowledge is managed in organizations as well in our personal lives....."
There was an interesting presentation that I came across which reading about Knowledge Management on the internet.
Live Blogging from BarCamp Kerala by Kenney Jacob
Unconferences covered on ThoughtsPrevail