COSCUP 2011 第二天(8/21)的議程內 有「Unconference」這個詞彙,不曉得大家有沒有注意到呢?其實 Unconference 的意思是指「非正式會議」,之所以會產生這類新型 的會議模式,是因為有許多人並不喜歡像是傳統研討會那樣拘謹嚴肅、行禮如儀似的「大拜拜」刻板流程。活潑有趣的 Unconference 通常是在一個 寬敞的空間舉行,沒有既定的議程,在會眾踴躍的投遞完想要分享的要點之後,由會眾自行決定想聽的講題,因此每個人都有可能是講師,而且你事前完全無法得 知 Unconference 會出現什麼樣千奇百怪的新鮮議題!簡單來說, Unconference 的活動內容全都是由一群熱情的會眾主動去共同規 劃完成的。
Unconference 的雛型剛開始是在技客(Geek)圈內使用。而 Unconference 這項新術語首次正式出現在 1998 年的 XML 開發者年會(XML Developers' Conference)上。O'Reilly 從 2003 年開始舉辦 OST 形式的 Foo Camp ,由於 Foo Camp 是採用封閉的邀請制,因此在 2005 年刺激了第一個對外開放的 BarCamp 產生, BarCamp 被形容為「對於 Geek 而言是一場開放、歡迎、一年一度的盛事,帶著 Wifi 與絞盡他們的腦汁一起去野外露營個幾天」。而著名的軟體開發者 Dave Winer 在 2004 年 BloggerCon 上成為 Unconference 的有力推手,促使 Unconference 的流行與日漸普及。
台灣近年來也開始漸漸有一些活動形式是 Unconference 。例如 「2007 為維基狂」(Wikimania 2007)的「公民新聞學研討會」就是採用 Unconference 、而 2011 台灣駭客年會(HIT2011)的「My ShowTime!」也是 Unconference 的形式。
Unconference 基本上是採用「開放空間會議技巧」(OST, Open Space Technology),其中扼要的「四大原則」分別是:
1.「適客參會」(Whoever comes are the right people)
2.「適事發生」(Whatever happens is the only thing that could have)
3.「適時而啟」(Whenever it starts is the right time)
4.「適機而止」(When it's over, it's over)
那麼 COSCUP 2011 今年要怎麼跟大家玩 Unconference 呢?請靜待明日分解~
Greenhill, K. and Wiebrands, C. (2008) The unconference: a new model for better professional communication. In: LIANZA Conference 2008: Poropitia Outside the Box, 2-5 Nov. 2008, Auckland, N.Z..
Dave Winer (2006, 25 May), BloggerCon Unconference Format. BloggerCon.
許逸臻, CPF / Laura Hsu, CPF,〈顛覆會議─UNCONFERENCING風潮〉,台北:開放智慧,2006年6月29日。


2016 Unconference 議程公告!

今年的 Unconference 名單出爐啦! 由於每一個 Talk 都相當精彩,因此我們想了辦法讓所有投稿的人都有舞台可以分享。 Unconference 演講場地為中研院活動中心的平面會議室。 對於其中的講題有興趣的朋友們請不要錯過囉 :-D
8/21 Unconference 活動中心的平面會議室時間 講題 講者 10:45
11:05 用開放原始碼技術翻轉傳統產業IT架構 Derek Hsu11:10
11:30 會自動飛行的"神奇寶貝"and飛行技巧 gavin 11:45
12:05 ProbeDroid: Crafting Your Own Dynamic Instrument Tool on Android for App Behavior Exploration | 沈宗賢 (AndyShen)12:10
12:30 蒙地卡羅模擬與志願運算 趙元13:30
13:50 Runtime PM for CPU idling in Linux kernelfreedom Koan-Sin Tan 13:55
14:15 Fuzzing and Mozilla GARY KWONG gkw14:30
14:50 無良房東一度電收你 5.5 元,你難道不生氣嗎?——從自幹智慧電表講起 Felix and Timo14:55
15:15 COSCUP + AppDevKit Jeff Lin C 備註:議程時間可能會調動。

Full programme of COSCUP x GNOME.Asia x openSUSE.Asia 2018 is here!

The following is an overview of this year’s programme.While the official website is still under construction (It's alive!), you can see the time slots, speaker and room assignments for each topic through this Spreadsheet. The full programme, include abstract and other information, will be announced on coscup.org after the site is done. As usual: this agenda may change at any time. Please stay tuned.Any question? You can reach the program team at program@coscup.org. Again, thanks to all the participating communities and contributors!Check the full schedule!

COSCUP 2018 CfP is open! Submit your proposal before May 25th, 2018.

Finally, the CfP of COSCUP 2018 is here!(中文見下方)We have pleasure to work with GNOME.Asia Summit to have a joint conference this year, plus 16 Community Room tracks and special tracks hosted by the staff, makes COSCUP 2018 a 15-parallel-tracks conference -- wow! Thanks to all the community members to make it happen.We are looking for talks in several open-source related areas, please submit your proposal before May 25th, 2018. After the review process from the coordinators, we will publish the full programme in early July.All the talks will possibly be recorded and the video clips will be released under CC:BY-SA 4.0. If you have something in your talk that cannot be recorded or released under CC, please do leave a note in your proposal.Important dates:Submission deadline: May 25th, 2018Full programme published: Early JulyCOSCUP 2018: Aug 11-12 (with welcome party at 10th night), at National Taiwan University of Science and TechnologySubmit your proposal here!今年 COSCUP 我們很榮幸再度與 GNOME.Asi…