I’ll be leading a workshop discussion, “Whose data is it?” at next month’s Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. I’ve been to the previous two conferences, and each time I’ve been initially overwhelmed by the number of people and sometimes the buzzwords, but I later find myself sitting next to people I’m very happy to have met, or attending talks that are amazingly good. Last year’s session capturing technology opinions from a high school- and college-aged panel was hilarious and wonderful, and Pierre Omidyar’s closing talk was inspiring. I’m very much looking forward to it. If you’re attending, please drop by and say hello.