Catch HootSuite’s VP of Community, Dave Olson, at SXSW on Saturday March 10th at 12:30 for “Crowd Sourcing Community Stories the Tom Sawyer Way” http://owl.li/9xgbn
By Mallary Jean Tenore • February 28, 2012
Crowdsourcing community projects like Tom Sawyer
Dave Olson, vice president of community at HootSuite, will share tips on how to tap into the audience for help with stories. He’ll talk about the importance of setting boundaries; understanding types of contributors and what makes them want to contribute; thwarting confusion and conflicts; and avoiding “cat herding.” He’ll also offer crowdsourcing examples that involve helping victims in disaster zones and organizing citizen reporting at the Olympic Games. || Related reading: 5 ways to get people to contribute good content for your site
At SXSW 2011, i provided some stories and thoughts about Japan in light of the earthquake/tsunami and the “Big in Japan” panel i organized in a quick impromptu video interview.
The peoples weigh in for 30% of the whole SX-bang; And that’s anyone & everyone, even if you’re not planning to attend SXSW 2010. After seeing some of these events, you’ll have plans.
Dave Olson SXSW 2010
Signed up? Check out uncleweed’s solo panel “Hitchiking to the Boardroom”; “An inter-disciplinary conversation distills a decade of working odd jobs in 20+ countries, followed by 14 years of Internet biz endeavors, into unique problem-solving skills as well as inspire attendees with a replenished toolbox of usable tactics”.
Kris Krug/KK and Bev Davis join Dave for “Rock N Roll Photography” 2010. This panel explores how bands and photographers can work together (technically & creativity) to produce images which enhance the artist/fan relationship.
Check out the F@ck Stats, Make Art SXSW 2009 wrap-up elsewhere in the Feast House.
Vancouverites @ SXSW 2010
“Whuffaoke and the Magic of the Magic Bus” preps you for an epic, geeked out in the best possible way, roadtrip; Mostly by recounting an epic, geeked out roadtrip via bus converted into a mobile party.
“Your Content is You, Your Website is Dead” & “Listening the the Internet: Online Media Monitoring” by KK gives you a crash course in being awesome on the New Social Nets.
Joy Gugeler pushes to upgrade bandwidth between Print & Web Publishers in “Make Friends with Cannibals: Linking Print & Online Publishers.”
Tara Hunt aims to remind us how rad Karaoke is, and why you should go do it. Right. Now. “Don’t Stop Believin: Why Karaoke WILL Change the World”
What’s Next For You?
sixty4media’s darling Rebecca Bollwitt has put together an awesome list “SXSWi PanelPicker – Vancouverites to Look For”, linking even more local talent (who will soon join the list).
With that in mind, don’t hesitate to start your own dig for SXSW 2010, Interactive, Film, and Music faves. Comment with your picks, and not just Vancouver-oriented — Web wide! We’d love to source a huge list of quality entrees; Rep yourself, your fam & friends!
Vote up your faves!
I want to be this guy every day in state of happiness and purpose ~ Dave Olson “Fuck Stats Make Art” – SXSW 2009 by @KK http://ow.ly/hnYG
Round-up w/ photos, twitters, blogs, remix’d art, slides, annotations, ratings and Elvis – F@ck Stats, Make Art at SXSW09