Here is the transcript for the Hacking Philanthropy Sessions event. It was a tough assignment for the transcriptionist. It was a large room where 40 high powered people were firing ideas back and forth without microphones. So despite a heroic effort, Yochai Benkler's work on peer production came out as "bank lenders work on pure production." Even so, I think the transcript will prove to be useful. Just glancing at it this morning for the first time, I was reminded what a great conversation it was. If you were with us for the event, I think you will find the transcript a great memory jogger. If the transcript is your first exposure to the conversation, I am sure that you will find a lot of great insights.
We had a great lesson in the power of peer production when we put the transcript for our first Sessions event up on the blog and someone (we still don't know who) did all of us a great service by reformatting the transcript into a much more readable form. We'd appreciate any help making this transcript more accurate, and readable. If you were at the event and a key thought of yours came out garbled, please feel free to correct it. Even if you were not there, but it is obvious from the context of the phrase that "medidata" should be "metadata" please fell free to make the change.
We will, of course continue to clean up the transcript as we can but we felt that it was more important to get it up quickly than to make it perfect.