On Saturday, dozens of grassroots activists and campaigners as well as technologists and bloggers (some people fit all those labels) will be gathering for RootsCampNYC. CivicActions is a sponsor of the unconference and I'll be there to participate. The New Organizing Institute planted the seed for this, and a series of RootsCamps around the country as a way to capture the experiences of the 2006 election cycle from the perspective of ground troops and local campaign staff. Marty kearns has been pumping the cause over at Network-Centric Advocacy and has posted some good questions for folks who are planning to attend these events. I'm looking forward to hearing reports from the field about how technology was used this year as we look ahead to 2008.

Brooks Cole is a User Experience and Visual Designer who has worked with CivicActions since its inception in 2004. He lives in San Francisco, and works to imbue our projects with rich experience, clear usability, visual uniqueness and brand cohesion.