Nerd Jam TO.1 – Inaugural Open Jam

The format of the evening will be somewhat dependent on how many people come. But no matter how it’s organized, there will always be: cool people, potluck food, byo drinks, and ideas and projects to talk about. Think Pecha Kucha… Think DemoCamp… Think Marketplace… Think Nerd Jam.

Here’s what we’re thinking of for the evening…

People arrive and meet, eat and drink. We introduce Dummy, by the artist Ulysses Castellanos. Uber Nerd Eesmyal tells us about the Vancouver Design Nerds. Then we get into the Jam, where people with ideas and projects get a chance to pitch them to the group in two minutes or less, and collectively we’ll select a couple to jam on. We’ll organize the Jam portion of the evening depending on the number of people – we may jam as one group, we may break out into smaller groups, or if there’s really a lot of people then we may focus more on the pitching stage to help develop future, more focused Jams.

If you have an idea or project that you’d like to Jam on, please add it to the Proposals page on the wiki site beforehand – there’s no pressure, all you have to do is pitch it at the beginning of the Jam and then sit back and participate! Ideas and projects can be almost anything – we just ask that there’s no marketing pitches. For inspiration, take a look at the idea Eesmyal added called Tweenbot Mods! There will be a laptop and projector if you’d like to add some visuals to your pitch.

Friday, April 9th, 2010
7:00 – 10:30 pm @ Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto – 4th floor
Bring: your own drinks, some potluck food or nibbles, and a collaborative spirit

—┬áPLEASE RSVP: via our Facebook event page, or email toronto [at] designnerds.ca to RSVP directly —

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