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Gnomedex 2010 Mind Maps

Earlier today Chris Pirillo awarded me a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro hard drive for taking notes in the most geeky way at Gnomedex 10.

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:

I used SnagIt to take the screen shot of the mind map. My friend and fellow evangelist Betsy Weber is always good at keeping me up to date on the latest releases from TechSmith.

Leave me a comment if you find this useful or if I have made any glaring errors.