Browse Attendees


Joi Ito
new post
Bassel Safadi
added contact
Hironori Maeda
updated profile
Christopher Adams
added discussion comment
Manar
added discussion comment
Yan Phun
updated schedule

Activity


Joi Ito posted 日本語テスト

テスト


Fri, Jun 11 at 9:35AM (0 comments)

Sean Bonner posted Live Stream

If you can't be here in person, you can watch the live stream here: http://bambuser.com/channel/neotenysc1/

Sean Bonner: We filmed them, will be converting and uploading them in the near future.
Christopher Adams: Thanks Sean, that's great. Please post when it's up.
Christopher Adams: Did the recordings of the sessions ever get posted anywhere?

Thu, Mar 25 at 12:44PM (4 comments)

I didn't manage to give my geek nomad session. As well as general discussion, it suggested a particular month for people to aim at if they wanted to dip their toes in the water and hang out in Singapore for a few days or weeks. The idea being that there would be a better than usual array of interesting folk around, some co-ordination to help people do it (housing etc.) and activities to take advantage of it (e.g. barcamp-like events). If that spe... [read more]

Manar: Back in London and slightly less on other things from later today, so plan was to pick it up then (a few days later than hoped!). Josh - if you ge this, let's speak tomorrow? I'll ping you. A call or two feels like a decent way to give the idea some ... [read more]
Josh Russell: i did indeed see this :) (i'm checking back here on a regular basis) i've already started a few of my own docs/wiki pages about this, would it be useful to start a group somewhere? i think we also need to make sure whatever we do ties in nicely with ... [read more]
Manar: Just had a fab kick-off phone call with Josh. Conversations and ideas are flowing actively now. We'll be engaging with folk in Singapore of course to mesh properly. Plan is to gain feedback and confidence for an announcement to be made at the end of ... [read more]

Fri, Feb 5 at 8:18PM (10 comments)

We have just published two interviews in "This Week in Asia" podcast during the Neoteny Conference with Joi Ito: http://thisweekinasia.net/2009/12/this-week-in-asia-episode-10-a-conversation-with-joi-ito-neoteny-labs/ Meng Weng Wong (Hackerspace SG): http://thisweekinasia.net/2009/12/this-week-in-asia-episode-8-in-hackerspace-sg-with-wong-meng-weng/


Sun, Dec 20 at 6:33AM (0 comments)

(thanks every campers last weekend, also people at hackerspace.sg. it was fun. also, arab street is cool. this is my [went over time] slides on 'writerly web' :) ) this presentation argue that writing or texting is a very generative way of expression, in both communicative and directive forms (as in speech acts.) and that could encourage more participation and creation from reader-turn-writer in the open web. Writerly Web: Writing as an Open Web ... [read more]


Wed, Dec 16 at 1:54AM (0 comments)

Josh Russell posted twitter list of members

i made a list of all the members i could find. if you're not on there, let me know your twitter, and i'll add you :) http://twitter.com/joshr/neotenylabs http://twitter.com/joshr/neotenylabs/members

Randall Thomas: @daksis - thanks.
Bjorn: @bjornlee thanks!
Keng Susumpow: @kengggg ;)

Mon, Dec 14 at 9:12AM (15 comments)

Keng Susumpow posted Thanks all.

Thanks all for 3 and 4 and 5 minutes reminding at Drumbeat! #nsc1 was awesome! great experience!


Mon, Dec 14 at 9:11AM (0 comments)

Hey guys, Rob Mee (CEO) and Ian McFarland (CTO) of Pivotal Labs would love to meet cool developers and hang out, and will be at Hackerspace SG after dinner at 8pm tonight. Do spread the word, and see you guys there!


Mon, Dec 14 at 5:13AM (0 comments)

Meng Weng wong posted Term Sheets and Valuation

as an addendum to Joi's talk today on term sheets, I can recommend Wilmerding's text "Term Sheets and Valuations": http://www.amazon.com/Term-Sheets-Valuations-Intricacies-Venture/dp/1587620685/ Wilmerding's other book may also be relevant: http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Terms-Venture-Structures-Valuations/dp/1587622084/


Sun, Dec 13 at 5:13PM (0 comments)

Meng Weng wong posted Term Sheets and Valuation

as an addendum to Joi's talk today on term sheets, I can recommend Wilmerding's text "Term Sheets and Valuations": http://www.amazon.com/Term-Sheets-Valuations-Intricacies-Venture/dp/1587620685/ Wilmerding's other book may also be relevant: http://www.amazon.com/Deal-Terms-Venture-Structures-Valuations/dp/1587622084/


Sun, Dec 13 at 5:07PM (0 comments)

Hey. Here's a link as background for the WebMade Movie session that I am running this afternoon: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Challenges/webmademovie#Content_and_Episodes


Sun, Dec 13 at 6:57AM (0 comments)

We have produced a special episode today in This Week in Asia with an interview with Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla Foundation. We asked him about the Mozilla Drumbeat, the open web intiative and the future plans for Mozilla Foundation next year. http://thisweekinasia.net/2009/12/this-week-in-asia-episode-7-mozilla-drumbeat-neoteny-with-mark-surman/


Sat, Dec 12 at 9:32PM (0 comments)

James Chan posted Video Recording

Can anyone loan us a digital video camera ala Flip or something of that equivalent so we can record the presentations/panels on Sat/Sun? Your kind assistance will be most appreciated!

Hugh Mason: I'm bringing a cheapy Flip knock-off with me that does fine if you are close to the action but has no external audio input so James' gear with a wireless mic will be much better for the plenaries. James - if you are happy to record or stream the pres... [read more]
Florian: bringing a reasonably good web cam (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/webcams/devices/6333&cl=us,en with autofocus etc) for live streaming if you want me to, not sure the built-in microphone is good enough however so might need ... [read more]
Tara Brown: Live webcasting #nsc1 Neoteny Singapore Camp 1: http://bambuser.com/channel/neotenysc1/

Sat, Dec 12 at 10:08AM (6 comments)

Tara Brown posted Have a great camp!!

I wish I could be there, but alas I am beached in LA. I look forward to reading the tweets (#nsc1) and watching the videos of the panels.


Sat, Dec 12 at 6:38AM (0 comments)

You may like to have access to Internet while you're moving around Singapore. Wireless@SG will give you just that. At 512kbps, for free! Just go to this web address to register for an account: http://www.infocomm123.sg/wireless_at_sg All residents and *visitors* to Singapore can sign up for a free account. All you need is a mobile phone number, of any operator. Password will be texted (sms) to that number. ---- To get a mobile phone number, you c... [read more]


Sat, Dec 12 at 3:20AM (0 comments)

Anyone know where to buy electronics parts (and soldering irons and tools) in Singapore? Mitch.

Stephan February: I actually just received some goods from sg.farnell.com, an online electronics distributor (warehouse/office in Hougang). They have a spectacular online selection.
Jacob Pang: I will go further and say you should only go to Sim Lim Tower around late afternoon, not just because most shops there are open later in the day. but to visit Sungei Road http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungei_Road
Mitch Altman: For those hardware geeks out there, Sim Lim Tower is a great resource. And Sungei Road is worth checking out if you like totally eclectic flee markets crammed full of all sorts of stuff.

Fri, Dec 11 at 5:44PM (8 comments)

Meng Weng wong posted Hangout Friday at Hackerspace.SG

Foreign hackers and NSC1 participants (hi Josh, fmu, Mario!) are invited to hang out at Hackerspace.SG this Friday. You can work quietly in the Zone or socialize in the main room. There's tons of food in the area. I have meetings in the afternoon and evening so I won't be able to host you but just make yourself at home. A shower is available on site, and if you find yourself in need of a nap, sleepysams.com is right around the corner. Once night ... [read more]

Meng Weng wong: okay, i'm only going to be able to head down around 11:30, but i think Tamás Herman is going to be there around 10. Josh, if you're bored and want to go ahead first, it's a short walk to the subway (Novena) and then a short ride to Bugis. Tamás shoul... [read more]
Mark Surman: Will try to drop by after my dinner date. How later will it be open? Is there a good mobile to contact people at?
James Chan: We're hanging out at Hackerspace right now, till dinner at about 6pm!

Fri, Dec 11 at 5:05PM (8 comments)

Hey all We've still got four slots left for the Mozilla Drumbeat presentation challenge at Neoteny: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Neoteny The line up so far is: - Preetam Rai - preetamrai@gmail.com - Gratitude/reward mechanism for free content - Arthit Suriyawongkul - arthit@gmail.com - Writing as a generative Web interface - Lucian Teo - talking about open web - title to be confirmed - Coleman Yee - talking about open web - title to be confi... [read more]

Mark Surman: We've now got 8 great lightning talks scheduled for the Mozilla Drumbeat Challenge. I've added two more slots on the wiki if there is anyone else who wants to give a talk: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Drumbeat/Neoteny

Fri, Dec 11 at 1:31PM (1 comment)

Attendees to the Neoteny Singapore Camp 1 are invited to reserve their copy of Joi Ito's CC-licensed photography book, FREESOULS. This is your best chance get your hands on one of these amazing limited edition books. There aren't many left! We will hand-deliver the books to you during the Camp. Attendees get a 40% discount off the cover price, and Joi will be on hand to sign your copy! Order form is here: http://freesouls.cc/nsc1/

James Chan: Sign me up for one.
James Chan: Oops ok filled in the form. Getting the 1-50 luxury boxed set. w00t
Christopher Adams: Thanks James!

Thu, Dec 10 at 8:47PM (7 comments)

bact' ☂ posted Learning City

Visited National Library of Singapore and a nearby Singapore Management University campus this morning. The library is so huge and very well-maintained. It was open for already 5 years, but everything still look very shiny new. The collections are also large, particularly the southeast asia collection. Down the road not so far away, you will find SMU. Its underground concourse is very clever. This creates a continuing space across the campus, des... [read more]

Meng Weng wong: Lasalle's campus is pretty awesome. If you pop by this evening, there's some sort of photo exhibition on. They might have free food. http://www.gerejecorpfinance.com/emailing/beyond-surface.html
Keng Susumpow: "free food" sounds interesting to me apart of the photo exibition. unfortunately i will touch down sg on saturday noon :'(

Thu, Dec 10 at 8:23PM (2 comments)

Keng Susumpow posted tags, #hashtag for tagging?

#nsc1 #neotenysg1 suggestion?

Sean Bonner: #nsc1 please, thanks!

Thu, Dec 10 at 2:07PM (1 comment)

James Chan posted Food & Beverages

Guys, we'll be providing catered lunch on both days, and also drinks. How nice the drinks and food will be will depend on our sponsors, so do join me in praying for their good health till the event ;-). I'll also make sure we get enough veggies so the vegans amongst us will get fed. Last point, all the food we cater will be halal too.

James Chan: Our sponsors really came through, so here's what we'll be serving for lunch on both days. After all, a hungry geek is an uncreative, angry geek! Day 1: December 12, 2009 Ral EN Hanout Chicken Salad (Slices of Marinated Chicken Breast with Middle East... [read more]
Bre Pettis: As a vegetarian, I thank you for what sounds like a fantastic menu! Yum!
Sean Bonner: Joi and I are both vegan, you know we wouldn't slack on this important detail!

Thu, Dec 10 at 9:26AM (3 comments)

bact' ☂ posted in Singapore now

stay in a friendly hostel near MRT Aljunied


Thu, Dec 10 at 9:16AM (0 comments)

It's all about Agile, Ruby on Rails, and the Cloud! For background, read my blog post, before going on to e27's latest post, and the Neoteny Singapore Camp 1 (NSC1) event site. As part of setting up in Singapore, the soon-to-be-unveiled Centre of Best Practices is looking for the following profile of candidates to review/hire. The review/recruitment will take place on both afternoons of the event, and announcements, information and signage will b... [read more]


Wed, Dec 9 at 12:09PM (0 comments)

James Chan posted Hotel Accomodations

So we're aggregating hotel room demands and are engaging in rate negotiation with Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, which is at Raffles City Shopping Centre, and is a stone's throw away from NSC1's event venue at SMU. View Larger Map If you're flying in from abroad, and will be requiring a room, do drop a note here with your duration of stay so that I can grab as much 'mass' as I can before dumping it in the hotel sales manager's face for some aw... [read more]

James Chan: Everyone who has yet to submit their room reservation forms, please do so ASAP! Appreciate your cooperation~
Ejovi Nuwere: Too late for this deal?
James Chan: Ejovi, I replied to your email with the attached form. Do complete it and email it to me asap!

Mon, Dec 7 at 11:03PM (24 comments)

Right before NSC1, on Dec 9 and 10, iMatch International will happen. http://www.idm.sg/imatch/?page_id=4 A bunch of bigwigs will be flown in (Benchmark, Google acquisitions, DFJ India). And a bunch of local startups will be paraded in front of them. Each will take a turn at shaking the money tree. NSC1 folks who are active in the investment/startup scene may wish to fly in a few days earlier for a front-row seat.

aileen: some interesting start-ups pitched in the first round. www.isyndica.com and Glocal Media Network (can't find their website?) shone through the crowd. let's hope someone shakes hard enough. IF theres money on the tree. :)
Henry Oh: Is there an event on the 10th? Can't seem to find mention of anything happening on the 10th on the website... Very interesting link as we're thinking about organizing something similar in HK. Thanks, Henry
Meng Weng wong: hm, you're right, it's only on the 9th. sorry, i thought it was 2 days.

Sun, Dec 6 at 7:12PM (6 comments)

Feed-icon-24x24

Have an idea about making the open web a better place? Mozilla is hosting a session at NSC1 that might be the perfect place to show it off. Dubbed “Drumbeat,” participants will have 5 minutes to either outline a concrete project idea that will make the web better or simply explain the open web and [...]


Tue, Dec 1 at 12:35AM

Saw that James posted some options, just thought it'll be good to give overseas visitors who are more budget conscious an alternative: Ibiz Hotel which is walking distance to the main event venue, relatively new, economical and with good internet, basically value for money. Price range: SGD$120-180, not sure about peak sessions. Here's the link: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-6657-ibis-singapore-on-bencoolen/index.shtml PS: Not promoting for t... [read more]

adelinectan: Thanks Mark for the information. You're lucky! I was told only 1 or 2 rooms of that rate are available through Expedia. Always useful to compare with 3rd party internet prices as they can choose to release lower rates in order to attract customers to... [read more]
aileen: Hangout@Mt Emily hostel - cheap, nice hostel near smu with rave reviews. $34 ++ for bed in shared room $80 ++ for private double room $190 ++ for private quin room http://www.hangouthotels.com/english/main.html (takes forever to load and impossible t... [read more]
aileen: have not been there but the reviews on tripadvisor look good.

Fri, Nov 27 at 11:12AM (7 comments)

Feed-icon-24x24

Earlier this year a published collection of portraits by Joi Ito called Freesouls was released. It contains 296 Portraits, as well as essays by Howard Rheingold, Lawrence Liang, Cory Doctorow, Yochai Benkler, Isaac Mao and Marko Ahtisaari. A Foreword by Lawrence Lessig and a Special Interview with Joi Ito. The book was published in a [...]


Thu, Nov 26 at 1:10AM

Josh Russell posted alternative accommodation

i'm on a small budget, (unfunded startup!) and will be looking for alternative places to stay i.e. spare rooms, spare beds, or couches. in return i can offer stimulating conversation or even some home cooking, i used to be a chef in a previous life :) maybe this thread can match couches to attendees?

Meng Weng wong: i can accommodate 2 solos and 1 couple at home, which is about a 15 minute hike from an MRT station. message me directly if you want to crash ... Alternatively, there are hostels -- http://sleepysams.com/ is right next door to hackerspace.sg and a 10... [read more]
James Chan: Thanks Meng for your kind offer~
Carl Coryell-Martin: I have an extra bedroom that can accomodate 1 or a couple. I'm a 10 minute walk from the buena vista mrt and 12 minutes to the commonwealth mrt.

Mon, Nov 23 at 10:27AM (3 comments)

I've just posted a 'open web presentation challenge' session that Mozilla will be running at the end of Neoteny Camp day one. The lead text reads: "The challenge: You, delivering 5 minutes of pure passion in which you (1) outline a concrete project idea that will make the web better or simply (2) explain the open web and why it matters." It's meant to be like a mini-Ignite on the open web theme -- part idea showcase, part theatre, part cocktail p... [read more]


Fri, Nov 20 at 2:26AM (0 comments)