…back from webcamp montreal

I feel that I should write something about my day at webcamp (the unconference) but I don’t know what… The discussions were pretty intense and everything but structured. It was more than just brainstorming on what the web industry could be, it was a never-ending exchange of data, feelings, impressions, ideas and concepts. , describes it as a ‘ salon de thé de la culture internet, philosophie moderne du réseau ou pragmatisme des communautés… tout ça ! ’. Considering that we’ve touch a lot of different topics, here’s my thought on one of them:

On the use of wikis

Is the use of appropriate for business? How could we find a way to make sure that the wiki will work? According to me, the difficulty to implement a successful wiki into a specific environment is due to the fact that we are not educated (think about elementary school and high school) to be directly involved into projects (we are taught to listen carefully and to raise our hand if any questions). The lack of participation from the people in editing articles, restructuring texts (what we call collaboration) is responsible of the failure of what I think could be one of the greatest tool that any organization could have. Candid question: anyway that we could reverse the 90% / ?

raise your hand

for the future of webcamp

Webcamp Montreal is a group of webheads, passionate individual working in the web industry. Thanks to Sylvain Carle and the Webcom organisation for making this first meeting successful. We plan to make webcamp a recurring event, next one should be around February, in the meantime, there is a created, still empty, but there. So feel free to join the event ! Thanks also to everyone who showed up for the day or for a moment, it was appreciated (randomly : Seb Paquet, Patrick Desmarais, Sylvain Carle, Jean-Marc Langevin, Mitch Joel, Nicolas Cossette, Bruno Boutot, Patrick Tanguay, Martin Lessard, Marc Laporte, and many others that I haven’t taken their names).

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3 Responses to “…back from webcamp montreal”

  1. Says:

    Hey Nicolas,

    How did you hear about Webcamp? I totally missed this event? Great seeing you, chatting n having drinks last night anyways! (You n the NVI gang are in my Yulbiz wrap-up that should be published by the end of today, btw).

    As an aside, you might want to improve the SEO on this site ;) 1) Put post titles before the site name. You’ll notice in competitive SERPs that keyword placement earlier in a title is ranked better.
    2) Capitalize Montreal, in Montreal social media optimization (and perhaps the other words too). This is more about the appearance in the SERPs.
    3) The about section doesn’t need to have the keywords bolded. Believe me, it doesn’t add that much and it just looks a little spammy - to anyone who knows much about SEO. (Those 5K + contracts that need you fellows to hit Digg’s front page ;) )
    4) I think Rand recently posted on how he prefers SMM to SMO. My bet is that SMM is the term that catches on … something to think about.
    5) Link obsessively to my sites :D

  2. nicolask7 Says:

    merci pour les commentaires Gab, it’s always a pleasure taking to you

    I will probably change SMO for SMM (i was thinking about dropping the optimizaton thing) and capitalize Montreal

    just FYI, I’ve never consider myself as an SEO, in fact what happened is that when i joined NVI I knew nothing about internet marketing + I had this discussion with Guillaume on what my role would be into the team and we agreed that I would be more helpful in doing business development… but in order to educate people I had to understand the basisc of SEO and all the internet marketing, a way to learn was by starting this blog and reading (a lot -believe me) about all of this.

    anyway thats my story, may be one day i’ll decide to optimize my blog then my first move would probably to move the blog on a canadian server !!! to be found in MTL

  3. Says:

    Salut Nicolas,
    Merci pour tes commentaires sur le chat de YahooLive hier. Tu nous a permis de partager un peu l’ambiance du WebCamp. C’était vraiment sympa et fait de belle manière.
    PS : en lisant ton commentaire ci-dessus, je peux d’ores et déjà te dire que tu es dans ton rôle titre comme un poisson dans l’eau chez NVI.

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