What did I do?
I used an open source mind mapping tool called FreeMind to create a single mind map (pictured at right) of all the talks. I tend to take notes to keep myself focused and engaged (and awake — I often run myself to the ragged edge and can fall asleep far too easily).
FreeMind works really well and has a very refined keyboard interface for data entry and node navigation. Even though it is still labeled “beta” it is quite robust and I’ve never had a problem with it. The newest version includes the “cloud” feature that I used to group the nodes representing each of the speakers.
Here are the maps for days one and two, in PDF and Mind Map formats:
- Gnomedex Day 1 Mind Map – PDF
- Gnomedex Day 2 Mind Map – PDF
- Gnomedex Day 1 Mind Map – Mind Map “mm” file
- Gnomedex Day 2 Mind Map – Mind Map “mm” file
Leave me a comment if you find this useful or if I have made any glaring errors.