wordcamp-midatlantic Today is the second annual WordCamp Mid-Atlantic .  It is being held local to me in Baltimore.  Unfortunately, it is sold out, but you can read about it here .  You can also follow it on Twitter at #wcma .  I am sure there will be one next year based upon the sell out plus there is bound to be one near you if you are interested in attending.

I truly enjoy interacting in person with the local DC/Baltimore Metro blogger scene and I am excited to meet everyone who is new.

If you are here from WordCamp, I sincerely thank you for taking the time and investing your attention in my content.  If you leave me a comment with your link or send me an email using my contact form, I would be honored to return your favor of constructive criticism.  I welcome your feedback on my blog.  Please seek me out on twitter @Scott_Coughlin or @ITThought so we can meet at the conference, too.

WordCamp is a community based "un-conference" where users, developers, and vendors of WordPress, my blogging platform, gather to foster synergy, mutual improvement, and simply socialize.  It is one of the best things about new media, our Information Age, and IT in general.

My IT thought for the day is "What is it about new media and the Internet that produces these intense community based groups seeking nothing more than mutual benefit?"  You can see the same behaviors associated with Linux, Photoshop, and famously the Macintosh platform.  It is one of my favorite parts about my profession.

Why do you think we have this sense of community?  Is it limited to Information Professionals or are there other examples?  Do you like it, too, or are there disadvantages?  Please share your thoughts.

That is my Information Technology Thought of the Day (ITTOD) for September 11, 2010 ©Scott Coughlin .

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