A big thanks to Michael Collins who curated the tweets into Storify. Tweeting has become a form of note-taking for me, and with storify my tweets are enhanced with others' contributions.
My presenting duties at VALA2014 are all done. Yesterday I worked with Tom Edwards to run a bootcamp session on the LibraryBox developed by Jason Griffey.
We were very fortunate to be two of the very few people to get our hands on a BETA version of LibraryBox 2.0 and the participants were able to connect and explore some content we had prepared. Many thanks Jason.
On the librarybox we loaded some various content items for the participants to explore. Three of the files were keys to winning prizes. An audio file explaining how to win a pack of Cards Against Librarianship, and two images that had to be held up on devices. We gave away a LibraryBox Tshirt and a pack of printed optical illusion photographs for those two.
Then when participants understood more about how this device operated, we had a brainstorming session on how these portable, private file servers might be used, and I’m impressed with the ideas that came up.
I hope I haven’t missed any.. if there were others mentioned, please leave a comment.
And they had ideas for other features
Thanks to all participants for sharing your ideas. One already has this on her forward plan to talk to government departments about for an alternative method of information distribution.
Visit LibraryBox website for more information about building your own, or purchasing one ready-made. And for the release date of the 2.0 version.
Here is a video I made while installing the BETA4 of LibraryBox 2.0…
… and finally I pulled together some tweets and images to summarise in Storify.