Meet Your Heroes (or get new ones) At HeroCamp!

Hero Camp

Every now and then you come across people who are heroes. They might be a high school teacher who taught you how to think properly about the world or they might have saved a life. There are so many “ordinary” heroes in our midst. Each one does extraordinary things. Why?

Don’t you want to meet these people? I do.

That’s why I’m going to be at Hero Camp in October. If you were looking for inspiration, Hero Camp will be where you can find it. Will I see you at Hero Camp too?

Don’t forget that some of the biggest heroes in my book are actually planning this event – like @missrogue, also known as Tara Hunt from Citizen Agency.

Straight from the registration page

Organizing a camp for (super)heroes is no small feat, but someone needs to do it. It will be a gathering of heroes, sharing their heroic acts and pitching their desire to collaborate with other heroes on future heroic acts. Heroic acts include, but are not limited to, creating stuff that changes the world, empowers the disempowered, creates world peace, saves the planet, makes people happy, and makes a real difference in your local community.

We plan to launch a project at the end of the 4-5 day schedule of intensive brainstorming and planning. The ideas launched will have to be simply executable by a wider network of (Super)Heroes that couldn’t be there to plan it. For the first 2 days, we brainstorm, dream, map out and scribble. For the last 2-3 days, we create materials, plans and websites so that we can launch a beta soon afterwards.

The BIG Idea We’ve picked Education as the over-arching issue to look at this year. (every year the big idea will change)

Schedule

Day 1: Intros and brainstorming

Introductions, presentation of everyone’s ideas, whiteboarding, setting goals, boiling things down to a really great basic planning. Evening: BBQ and Beer

Day 2: Fleshing out the ideas

More whiteboarding, brainstorming and figuring out exactly what we are doing. Nailing down ‘the plan’. Evening: Tacos and Tequila

Day 3: Getting down to brass tacks

Execution, building a website, designing a brochure, making the message and the program clear enough for anyone to pick it up and run with it. Evening: Fancier dinner somewhere that we can dress up for

Day 4: Spit and Polish

Finishing up on Day 3’s execution, making certain we’ve covered most angles, setting out a promotional plan, etc. Evening: Collapse in elation

Who? There are many (super)heroes out there. You should come.

  1. JOIN the Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/herocamp
  2. FOLLOW the twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/herocamp
  3. EDIT this page and put yourself on the list below – don’t forget contact info so that when we launch http://herocamp.net, we can contact you for official registration

Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

One Comment on "Meet Your Heroes (or get new ones) At HeroCamp!"

  1. Thanks for the tip!

 
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