Mojocon is over but the mojo debate is just kicking off!

So Mojocon 2015 is over, the feedback has been incredible and the debate has shifted to “will we do it again”.

I don’t have an answer for that right now but I do think the fantastic dialogue that kicked off during the conference should be encouraged to continue. On Twitter, #Mojocon was where the majority of the virtual conversations took place before, during and after the conference and I, and several of my colleagues, feel that Twitter is a natural home for that conversation to continue. (See slideshow at end of post)

It has come to our attention that there has been a solo run by an individual (who shall remain unnamed) to curate a LinkedIn group to “keep the mojo conversation going”.

It is important to note that neither I as the organiser of Mojocon or RTÉ have any involvement in or association with that group. Its marketing has included multiple twitter accounts using the conference hashtag for repeated promotion and also sending unsolicited email (aka spam) to the Mojocon email list that the individual in question was privy to as a speaker.

While we welcome and encourage the continuation of the mojo dialogue and sharing of ideas we are not supportive of a closed/exclusive LinkedIn group. We cannot stop this group but we can offer an inclusive, accessible and open alternative. So today I’m announcing #mojomeetups using Meetup.com

MoJoCon Meetup

If you want to join us sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/MoJoCon-Meetup/grow/

As promised at the last session at Mojocon there is now a dedicated public group on Facebook for Mojocon also – Click here to join

My initial plan is to host a meetup every fortnight in Dublin – Venue to be announced. One huge aspect of the conference itself was to use the conference App to network with individuals at the event. Face to face time networking is incredibly effective and it is this aspect I want to encourage further.

I want the sessions to be inclusive and accessible so I intend to setup a Google Hangout / Skype / Spreecast session to livestream the meetup so even if you are not in Dublin you can still join in. We will experiment with solutions like Switcher Studio at the events also to try to create a professional record of the events for posterity.

As with the hangouts before Mojocon the recordings will be hosted on the Mojocon Youtube channel.

I’m currently editing the sessions from Day One which I hope to post online very soon and I am also working on a free eBook which includes essays from some of the speakers and contributors and photos of the conference as a record also.

See you again soon! Glen

About vjmentor
Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

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