A very interesting event took place in Red Deer this weekend called Reboot Alberta. Participants discussed the state of politics in Alberta, and explored ways to “reboot” things. I was invited, but decided to stay home. I’m not as well-versed in provincial politics as others and I was unsure what I would be able to contribute. Perhaps it would have been a good learning opportunity for me, but I got the impression that Reboot Alberta was (like ChangeCamp) looking for participants rather than observers. That said, I think I’ll start participating now!
There were a lot of tweets and blog posts written over the weekend, and during the week leading up to the event. I counted 1243 tweets with the #rebootab hashtag from November 21 until last night around midnight. After removing the hashtag, RT, and usernames, this is what you get if you combine them into a Wordle:
Likewise, there were a lot of blog posts written, with many more on the way I’m sure. Here’s a Wordle for them:
And here are the blog posts I included for that:
- Why I’m excited to be going to Reboot Alberta
- Alberta 3.0: Thoughts on the Way Forward, Reboot Alberta, and the Next Ten Words
- Reboot Alberta
- Rebooting citizen engagement and democracy in Alberta
- The four Ps of governance
- Progressives gather to Reboot Alberta
- Pushing ropes and herding cats
- Reboot Alberta 2:11pm
- Look out Alberta, you’re about to get “rebooted”: First Impressions
- Rebooting Alberta: Instant Reaction
- I just rebooted myself…and it feels good
- I’m coming out!
- On what it means to be “progressive”
- Trying to digest the Wildrose Alliance use of my blog post
- Rebooting democracy in Alberta
Watch for many more posts from participants and others, and be sure to check out Reboot Alberta.