I didn´t introduce myself before. My name is Geger from Lifepatch.org -
Yogyakarta, Indonesia. My background are in education and politics (no
academic background in science and biology).I like to make experiment on
fermentation, both beverage an foods. Activism connected to street art and
bicycle, city movement are my interests.
BioFabbing 2017 was great conference and sure I was glad to be there with
all smart people. For me the conference was well organized and super. For
me this was the time for me to meet many new friends and new networking.
1) What did you really like?
I liked the "informal" unconference more, especially with smaller group of
peoples as in this session I could interact more with the people
participated deeply, sharing ideas and opinion about many things. These
sessions were also the best way for me to introduce my collective and
activities in Indonesia. Personally I decided to find and to join as many
"smaller groups" conversations, starting with coffee, foods, tobacco etc.,
then discussed more intently after that. Collaboration and networking
quietly happen with this way.
I don't underestimate presentation, as I am not good to make and presenting
a talk in front of many people, even formal one but the presentation were
very useful for me to get a new idea, information and challenging
knowledge. I learned many about citizen science and how collectives work
from many perspectives.
Kitchen was one of my favorite lab because foods, waters, ideas, opinions,
spirit of working together, helping each other to prepare the foods/drinks,
sharing information and knowledge, DITO, DIY things were also available.
People from all over the world with their diversity of background and
work/profession were also in the best way to start "hi, hello, where are
you come from, bla bla" then -- deeper discussion and how the #kitchenlab
Ideasquare / CERN, Hackuarium and UTOPIANA were amazing.
2) What would do differently?
Many volunteers, dynamics conversations, outside "conference", and
spontaneous workshops. Many participants tried to hack theirselve
organically to connect each other.
3) What would you add?
Biofabbing was a new experiment. I tried to make fermented tempe with many
new friends who interested in, even the tempe finally didn't work.
It would be great if there are more practical workshops.
Personally, my gratitude to those who made the event
possible and made me join at IdeaSquare (Marc, Bruno, Vanessa, Gaby and
whoever else took place their role for this event. Also for all the
participants. You are wonderful. I am glad to have met you all.