Now that the first Scripting Enabled event is over, it is not only time to make sure all the data we collected gets out there in a usable format but also think about the future.
Well, a lot of people asked me about the next Scripting Enabled and if I will do another one soon and such, and I am happy to think about that but the idea of Scripting Enabled is much bigger than me and can be a much bigger disruption or “kick in the arse of the accessibility world” if you take it on and organize your own Scripting Enabled events.
Barcamps have been a very disruptive and successful way of networking and sharing information without having to pay expensive conference tickets. Furthermore, they’ve been a great opportunity for people who had no previous experience in public speaking to test the waters. What I don’t like too much about barcamps is that they are no rules at all about what will be covered and that there is no centralized repository for what has been released.
Therefore I decided to turn Scripting Enabled into an unconference with a few rules:
- It has to be free
- It has to be a mix of information and hacking around accessibility
- Everything has to be released as CC or Open Source
- Scriptingenabled.org is the source of truth - I want to know about events
- Use the social web to store the photos, slides and links
I am happy to provide support and I am actually right now writing a presentation for a university in the US on how I organized Scripting Enabled and why which can be a blue-print.
Let’s get out there!