New post: RSS get-together, nominations please.

Update: Maybe we can try this some other time.

On July 13 I posted an idea for an RSS community get-together.

I want to put a group of 20 people in a meeting room, in New York in August, people who have a stake in the success of RSS.

A half-day meeting, followed by lunch, and then if people want, they can come back to the room to talk more, in a less formal way, or whatever they like.

There was some initial interest in the idea, but not enough to actually pull it off. That’s why I’m writing a second post, to continue the discussion.

What I want from you, now: Nominations.

People who you think would make an important contribution to such an event.

I’ll kick it off with my list.

  • Paul Ford
  • Jason Pontin
  • Joel Spolsky
  • John Borthwick
  • Edward Snowden
  • NewsBlur
  • Al Jazeera
  • AFP
  • AP
  • Reuters
  • The City of New York
  • Julien Genestoux
  • Feedly
  • Digg
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • O’Reilly
  • Zach Seward
  • Fast Company
  • NY Times
  • Jay Rosen
  • The NBA
  • The NSA
  • Marco Arment
  • Tech Review
  • Jon Gruber
  • Drupal
  • Automattic

Now that I’ve gone first, who did I leave out? 🙂

And remember, when this is done, it won’t include everyone. I want ideas, quickly, to get a discussion going. It’s the ideas that are important and motion that comes from it.


  • I want concrete ideas, esp ones that require cooperation between content producers and tech projects.
  • I want to start small with a few quickly achievable ideas.
  • This will not be a hackathon, but what follows, when we all go home, will be like one. 🙂
  • Groups that will be represented: Developers of content tools, sources of RSS, editorial orgs, aggregators, universities.
  • What comes out of it: ideas, of course, and a news flow about RSS.

About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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