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=== '''[[wiki/777_FAQ | FAQ]]''' ===
=== '''[[wiki/777_Equipment | Equipment]]''' ===
=== '''[[wiki/777_Press | Press]]''' ===
=== '''[[wiki/777_Links | Notable Projects, People and Links]]''' ===
=== '''[[wiki/itinerary | itinerary]]''' ===
* [[wiki/itinerary/europe | Europe]]: July - August
* [[wiki/itinerary/africa | Africa]]: August - September
* [[wiki/itinerary/asia | Asia]]: September - October
* [[wiki/itinerary/australia | Australia]]: October - November
* [[wiki/itinerary/northamerica | North America]]: Mid-November - Early December & Mid January - Early February
* [[wiki/itinerary/southamerica | South America]]: Early December - Mid January
* [[wiki/itinerary/antarctica | Antarctica]]: Early January
=== '''projects''' ===
* [[wiki/777_Project_Suggestions | Suggest a project!]]
* [http://luckofseven.com/project_1_photo7 Project #1 - Photos of Seven]
* [http://luckofseven.com/project_2_77777 Project #2 - Reaching $777.77]
=== '''Recommend Something''' ===
* [[wiki/777_Recommended_Places | Recommend places to visit and thing to see]]
* [[wiki/777_Recommended_People | Recommend people to interview]]

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777 FAQ

== '''the seven most commonly ask questions''' ==

'''Question 1.''' when do you leave?
Answer - 7 july 2007 or 07/07/07 - believe it or not it is the most commonly asked question.

'''Question 2.''' Where did you get such a fabulous idea?
Answer - the luck of seven, was created in january 2005 by noel hidalgo ( aka [http://noneck.org noneck] ) while talking to [http://sstrudeau.com/ scott trudeau] at 250 Broadway, Suite 1930, New York, NY. then in december of 2006, noel met [http://brepettis.com/ bre pettis] at a random bar and was given the proper jolt to reinvigorate the project.

'''Question 3.''' How do you plan on getting around and who are you going to stay in so many places?
Answer - That's really the beauty of this trip. This is a global participation project - so it's a bit of vanity, good faith, exploration and COUCHSURFING!

'''Question 4.''' How long do you plan on traveling? (Yes, this is a commonly asked question.)
Answer - Ahem, seven months... OR 215 days... OR 5160 hours... OR 309,600 minutes... OR 18,576,000 seconds....

'''Question 5.''' What happens if you don't reach $7777.00?
Answer - To be honest, that's not a fair question. I've dedicated my self to this project, and short of death or great illness, I will travel the world reporting to you.

'''Question 6.''' Are you really going to Antarctica?
Answer - YES! Failure is not an option.

'''Question 7.''' You're an idiot, the seven wonder of the world are gone.
Answer - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_World The seven ancient wonder of the world] are gone, but society just keeps on creating new ones. The notion of them as physical locations are gone, but in spiritual terms they will always exist. I will try on visiting their former locations.

== '''others, but i had to keep up with the sevens don't you see''' ==

Question - There are many more seas than just seven. Which seas will you visit?
Answer - actually, there are seven oceans. i'll be visiting those.

Question - Where can I find more about seven and it's mysterious ways!
Answer - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7_(number) Wikipedia]

Question - What are some of noel's favorite things?
* favorite line from a film, "hey lady, i only know only two languages , english and bad english."
* known to ride motorcycles and scooters, just not in nyc.
* not related to noneck blues band, noneck's mussel car site, or noneck joe.
* birthday is 24 may 1978, and will not be celebrating on this trip.
* likes to use european formats for time, dates, and phone numbers, but really gets confused when he sees their measurements metric system.
* quite political and is known for his mispronouncing of words in a heated argument.
* loves coffee with milk and tea with sugar.
* since he never had a college graduation, he has planned this trip as to not miss his brother's.
* loves networking.

777 Links

=== Projects ===
* Emmanuel's Around the World in 80 days - http://www.2600.com/travel/index.khtml
* Ze Show - http://www.zefrank.com/thewiki/RunningFool_Trip
* Sustainable Route - http://sustainableroute.com
* Have Money Will vLog - http://havemoneywillvlog.com
* World Changing blog - http://www.worldchanging.com/
* MadMundo vlog - http://madmundo.tv
* around the world on a sail boat - http://www.arctracer.com/home/
* Gionata Nencini on a motorcycle - http://partireper.it/
* Gigi's around the world trip - http://www.freegigi.altervista.org/
* Matt Harding dancing video - http://www.wherethehellismatt.com/
* Around America 2.0 - http://aroundamerica.wordpress.com/
* Inspired Insanity (one woman sailing around the world) - http://donna.pnn.com
* Cash Roadtrip USA, two Guys and a Girl selling ads on their road trip - http://www.cashroadtripusa.com/
* The Young Americans Project, documentary about young Americans - http://www.theyoungamericansproject.com/
* Roadtrip Nation, telling stories and traveling the world - http://www.roadtripnation.com
* Dartmouth students using vegy fuel - http://www.thebiggreenbus.org/
* Paul and friend''s road trip (funny vlog) - http://www.laststopforpaul.com/
* 1000 days at sea - http://1000days.net and http://1000daysatsea.blogspot.com/
* Mongol Rally - http://mongolrally.instituteofadventureresearch.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_Rally
* Rickshaw Run - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickshaw_Run
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/03/realestate/03habi.html?ex=1338523200&en=18665da2555b460f&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink Brian Nisbett and Alicia Collins]
* 99 days to panama, exploring central america in an RV - http://www.99daystopanama.com/
* Giles Smith Independent traveler - http://travelindependent.info
* two travellers' road book (travel photography) - http://www.lesdeuxvoyageurs.com/
* explorer keith, five years on the road - http://travelblog.org/Bloggers/explorer_keith/

=== Programs & Publications ===
* Ashoka, innovators for the public - http://www.ashoka.org/
* Kiva, micro-donation bank – (worldwide) http://www.kiva.org/
* Social Edge, connecting and empowering social entrepreneurs - http://www.socialedge.org/
* Innovations, an MIT publication on social entrepreneurs - http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/itgg
* Future Social Innovators Network (FUSION) - http://www.stanford.edu/group/fusion/
* Young Social Innovators, changing the world for good - http://www.youngsocialinnovators.ie/
* Global Scholar Program - http://www.globalscholar.org/
* Salzburg Seminars - http://www.salzburgseminar.org
* Doors of Perception - http://www.doorsofperception.com/
* Training for Change - http://www.trainingforchange.org
* First of it''s Kind Philanthropy Network - http://www.foik.org
* Good Magazine - http://www.goodmagazine.com/
* Ode Magazine - http://www.odemagazine.com/
* Global Voices - http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/
* MetaMute - http://www.metamute.org/
* Witness - http://www.witness.org/
* Engage Media - http://engagemedia.org/
* Panos - http://www.panos.org/
* NewAssignment - http://newassignment.net
* Globalist - http://www.theglobalist.com/
* EFF - http://www.eff.org/
* Craigslist Foundation - http://craigslistfoundation.org/
* OpenDemocracy - http://www.opendemocracy.net
* Change.org - http://change.org
* Taking it Global - http://takingitglobal.org
* Travellerspoint Travel Community - http://www.travellerspoint.com/

=== People ===
* Ethan Zuckerman - http://ethanzuckerman.com/
* Trebor Scholz - http://www.collectivate.net/
* dana boyd - http://www.danah.org/
* Daniel Kaplan
* Yochai Benkler - http://www.benkler.org/
* Lawrence Lessig - http://www.lessig.org/blog/
* Peter Barns
* Henry Jenkins - http://www.henryjenkins.org/
* Bruce Sterling - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling
* Clay Shirky - http://www.shirky.com/
* Derek Slater - http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings/
* Beka Economopoulos -
* Jeff Brooks - http://www.merkledomain.com/site/PageServer?pagename=meet_jeff_b and http://www.donorpowerblog.com/
* Robert D. Putnam - http://www.bowlingalone.com/putnam.php3
* Matt Gross - the Frugal Traveler for NY Times

=== Books ===
* Wealth of Networks - http://www.benkler.org/wealth_of_networks/index.php/Main_Page
* Capitalism 3.0 - http://www.capitalism3.com/home
* Code 2.0 / Code & the other laws of cyberspace - http://codev2.cc/
* The world is flat -
* Convergence Culture - http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780814742815-0
* Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community - http://www.bowlingalone.com/
* Be Bold - http://www.bebold.org/
* zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen_and_the_Art_of_Motorcycle_Maintenance
* the way of the bull - http://www.amazon.com/Way-Bull-Leo-Buscaglia/dp/0030628822
* Rules for Radicals - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
* Dream - http://www.dreampolitik.com/
* shape of things - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling#Non-fiction
* 101 Countries - by [http://pjparmar.tripod.com/pj/philpage.html P.J. Parmar]
* The Rough Guide to First-Time Around the World, Edition 2 - http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9781843530572-5
* World Stompers - http://www.stompers.com/
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=== Resources ===
==== Communities ====
* Couchsurfing.com
* Hospitality Club
* [http://www.salzburgseminar.org/ Salzburg Seminar]
* Coworking
* Barcamp
* nextNY
* 501 tech club
* tech riders
* Dorkbot
* NTEN
* Mobile Active
* Transmissions
* The Upgrade
* Glowlab
* Global Voices
* Witness

==== Travel Information ====
* Flylc - http://www.flylc.com
* FlyBaboo - http://www.flybaboo.com
* Sterling - http://www.sterling.dk
* Air Berlin - http://www.airberlin.com/
* RyanAir - http://www.ryanair.com
* Jet4you - http://www.jet4you.com
* Wizz Air - http://book.wizzair.com
* EasyJet - http://www.easyjet.com/
* JetBlue - http://jetblue.com/

==== Technology ====
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_entrepreneurship
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven
* Blip.tv
* Drupal
* Chipin
* flickr
* facebook
* Meetup
* Twitter
* Change.org
* Dopplr
* Myspace

777 Recommended Places

darn! a spambot has discovered this page and is now killing me with emails. if you want to add places, visit contact or add a comment below.

equipment

== '''this page is not complete''' ==
heading around the world is no small feat. the following is a list of equipment which i will take with me. some has been acquired, some needs a sponsor and other needs to be purchased. if you or an organization you know is interested in sponsoring a subset of my gear, please [[contact]] me.

== '''the following equipment needs a sponsor''' ==
=== '''technology''' ===
* Sony HVR-A1U
* Sony 37mm Wideangle lens
* Sony DVCAM DigitalMaster tapes (20 Qty)
* Sony NP-QM71D (high capacity battery, 2 Qty)
* UV filter
* External wireless microphone
* GPS unit with Mac compatibility
* GSM cell phone (unlocked)
* International power adapter (2 Qty)
* noise canceling headphones

=== '''personal equipment''' ===
* 12 small reporter moleskins (grid)
* Camelbak HydroLink In-Line Microfilter (2 Qty)

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== '''acquired''' ==
the following is already in my arsenal of goodies.

=== '''technology''' ===
* Apple MacBook 13 inch
** iLife, NeoOffice, Pathfinder, ChronoSync, Adium, Skype, Quicksilver, Pando, Audio Hijack Pro, Colloquy, iPhoto Export for Flickr, Final Cut HD Express, OmniFocus, Ecto
* Incase laptop case
* 60 Gig - 4th gen iPod Photo (HD video scratch disk and mobile storage)
* 8 Gig - 2nd gen iPod Nano (Audio Entertainment - Podcasts, Music)

=== '''clothing to carry''' ===
* 1 straw hat
* 1 cap to look like Gillian
* 1 handkerchief
* 1 bandanna
* 1 pair of flip flops
* 1 pair of boots
* 7 pairs of socks (thick wool with liner socks)
* 2 pair of pants that can convert into shorts with that zipper thing
* 3 shirts that make me look smart
* 5 t-shirts (2 cotton, 3 "under armor" blend")
* 7 pairs of underwear (4 cotton, 3 "under armor" blend)
* 1 wool sweater to double as a pillow
* 1 jacket (wind and water repellent type)
* 1 nylon belt (black)

=== '''personal equipment''' ===
* Camelbak BFM (backpack)
* Camelbak Cleaning Kit
* small led flashlight
* sleeping bag (synthetic, 20 degree bag)
* first aid/emergency kit
* sewing kit
* emergency mirror
* toothbrush
* bar of soap and plastic container
* hand towel
* earplugs
* corkscrew
* Compass (aka backup gps)
* [http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.aspx?productid=7555&TabID=548 poncho] with [http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.aspx?productid=7548&TabID=548 liner]

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== '''website''' ==
* Hosting Provider - Dreamhost - http://dreamhost.com
* Blogging & Wiki Software - Drupal - http://drupal.org
* Video Distribution - Blip - http://blip.tv
* Donation Engine - Chipin - http://chipin.com

itinerary

starting in new york city on 7 july 2007, noneck will depart for europe. first stopping in spain to run with the bulls during the festival of san fermín, and will then head to prague. after a month in europe, he will work his way along the mediterranean and into africa. some how, some way, he will traverse the deserts of the middle east and hop into india and travel along the coast of the indian ocean. in a miraculous feat cunning skill, noneck will snuggle into the arms of oceania for a few weeks before hoping into a plane back to north america for a road trip to see his brother's college graduation and celebrate thanksgiving with his family. shortly thereafter, he will collect his gear and trek through south america in a final attempt to make antarctica before the summer season ends. for the last leg, noneck will work his way along the eastern cost of south america, up the caribbean back to new york city.

North America

EEK! time constrains and good old mental health have made me change my plans. here is my updated itinerary.
http://luckofseven.com/my_north_american_interview_list_travel_plans

My fifth continent is North America. From November to December, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!

'''Week 18'''

*'''Vancouver, BC'''
* [http://abetterplacetowork.com/ workspace]
* [http://www.raincitystudios.com/ Rain City Studios]
* [http://www.bryght.com/ Bryght]

* '''Seattle, WA'''
* profile some freelancers who want to start up [http://wiki.coworking.info/CoworkingSeattle Coworking Seattle]

* '''San Francisco, CA'''
* the guys at [http://chapterthreellc.com chapter three llc]
* profile [http://www.citizenagency.com/ citizen agency] duo
* founders of barcamp
* [http://wiki.coworking.info/SanFranciscoCoworking Coworking SF]

* '''Lodi, CA'''
* visit [http://www.lodivineyards.com/ Michael and David Vineyard]

== '''Week 19''' ==
* '''Los Angles, CA'''
* photohunt with [http://www.myspace.com/mojavesky123 julia]

* '''Las Vegas'''
* to visit [http://podcasts.yahoo.com/series?s=c57f45f806fbb7afa1a84cf081cfcc3c double barrel sound system]
* '''Road trip''' across the US following [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66 Route 66]
* '''Manhattan, KS'''
* profile Professor [http://www.mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/ Mike Wesch] fellow salzburg instructor and creator of [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g the machine is us/ing us]

== '''Week 20''' ==
* '''Dayton, Ohio'''
* Little brother''s college graduation & Thanksgiving with my parents
* try to meet up with [http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=1E2J13K Lauren Strasser]
* try to meet up with meet up [http://instone.org/ Keith Instone], IBM web UI guy

== '''Week 21''' ==
* '''Southern part of USA'''
* ''Austin, TX''
* [http://www.whurley.com Whurley]
* [http://fourkitchens.com Four Kitchen Studios] and their alt-weekly paper http://thatotherpaper.com
* '''Mexico'''

== '''Week 22''' ==
* '''Central America'''

== '''week 30/31''' ==
* Travel back to NYC

=== Wonder to Visit ===

* Empire State Building

* Golden Gate Bridge

=== Seas to Sail ===
* North Pacific
* North Atlantic

== Events to Attend ==
* Groundhog''s Day, 2 Feb, http://www.groundhog.org/

Europe

I plan on starting my trip in Europe. From 7/8 July to 7/8 Aug, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!

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== '''Week 1''' ==
* '''08 July''' - 1 hour in Barcelona
* '''08 - 09 July''' - 22 hours in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplona Pamplona] for [http://www.sanfermin.com/2006/guia.php?lang=eng&sec=6 Running of the Bulls], i'm in need of a guide and couch to crash
* i never found internet and there for never met up with [http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=1SALGCA Lauryn Dempsey]
* '''09 - 14 July''' - Flight to Prague to teach at [http://www.tol.cz Transitions Online]'s [http://www.tol.cz/look/TOL/article_courses.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=23&NrIssue=7&NrSection=10&NrArticle=18144 New Media Essentials] (thanks [http://www.tol.cz/look/TOL/article_courses.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=23&NrIssue=7&NrSection=60&NrArticle=18300 Evgeny Morozov])
* castle Konopiste

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== '''Week 2''' ==
* '''14 - 18 July''' - Berlin, Germany
* Meet with [http://travisjtodd.com Travis J. Todd] and Freelance/[http://wiki.coworking.info/Coworking+Berlin Coworking Berlin] community
* Interview regine from http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/
* tour the [http://www.theberlinpaper.com/berlinguide/27482.html subway bunker]
* [http://www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de/start.html street art festival]

* '''19 - 22 July'''
* '''London, UK'''
* hang out with Joey Baxter and [http://www.designswarm.com Alex Deschamps-Sonsino]
* [http://opennetworkers.pbwiki.com Steve Purkis]
* Mongol Rally and profile team [http://mrdinosaur.org/ Mr. Dinosaur]
* check out [http://tinkerit.eventwax.com/h3-hardcore-hardware-hacking Hardcore Hardware Hacking Weekend]
* '''Brighton, UK'''
* Profile [http://www.tacticaltech.org Tactical Tech] and Dirk Slater.
* Visit [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrophenia_%28film%29 Quadrophina] locations

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== '''Week 3''' ==
* '''23 - 25 July''' - Paris, France
* Interviews with Barcamp and Coworking community. [http://wiki.coworking.info/CoworkingParis Paris Coworking]
* [http://www.couchsurfing.com/organization.html?gid=4065 Couchsurfing Collective Paris 2007 Project]
* Meetup with Eric-Olivier Lamey
* '''26 July''' - Antwerp, Belgium
* Interview with [http://buytaert.net/ Dries Buytaert] Drupal founder and pioneer of open source
* '''27 - 30 July''' - Amsterdam, NL
* hangout with [http://termie.jaiku.com/ andy smith] and friends
* profile individuals at [http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/219415/ RoomWare DevHuis 6] at [http://www.wakoopa.com/ wakoopa's office]

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== '''Week 4 & 5''' ==
* '''31 July''' - Eindoven, NL
* profile and hang out with [http://unraveled.com/ Joshua Kauffman]
* '''1 - 8 Aug''' - Istanbul, Turkey [http://wiki.couchsurfing.com/en/Turkey CS info]
* Hostel - http://www.chillouthc.com @ 10 euros a night
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_Cistern basilica cistern]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grand_Bazaar,_Istanbul grand bazaar]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia Hagia Sophia]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque the blue mosque]
* ''couchsurfers''
* erdal aka [http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=2I8S7TP eternity and a day]
* kenan aka [http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/keyno keyno]
* isa aka [http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/isafakir ISAFAKIR]
* still looking for more couchsurfers...

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Africa & Middle-East

''My second continent is Africa, but i'll be passing through the middle east first. From Aug to September, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!''

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== '''Week 6''' ==
* '''9 - 15 Aug'''
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel_Aviv Tel Aviv]
* [http://august.penguin.org.il/AUG2007/english.html isreali open source community conference] - aug 10 (thanks Zohar Stolar)
* hang out with [http://www.dotanmazor.com/ dotan mazor]

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== '''Week 7, 8, 9''' ==
* '''19 Aug - 6 Sept''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt Egypt], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo Cairo]
* '''Guide & Translator for the first week''' [http://omar.owahab.com/Omar/ Omar Abdel Wahab]
* hang out with the guys and gals at [http://open-craft.com OpenCraft]
* [http://www.eglug.org/ eglug] egyptian free/open source community
* [http://mardinix.net/ mardini] - programmer and partner of OpenCraft
* [http://www.manalaa.net/ manal and alaa] bloggers and drupal peeps
* [http://norayounis.com Nora Younis] - activist, flickr'er and journalist
* [http://gharbeia.net/ Amr Gharbeia] - activist, programmer and translator
* [http://monem-press.blogspot.com/ Abdel-Monem Mahmoud] - activist blogger
* visit [http://baheyeldin.com Khalid Baheyeldin] and his brother to discuss open source translations programs
* 25 Aug - [http://www.open-craft.com/drupal_scalability_userpoints open craft conversation] on drupal
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza Great Pyramid of Giza]

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=== '''Seas to Sail''' ===
* South Atlantic Ocean
* Indian Ocean

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Asia

''My third continent is Asia. From September to October, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!''

the hop from egypt to some place in asia is going to be intense. i would love to take a boat from egypt to india. then i will work my way along the indian ocean, and the second.

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== '''week 10''' ==
* '''8 - 15 Sept'''
* '''delhi, india'''
* OSS Camp Delhi - http://www.osscamp.in (8 - 9 September)
* hole in the wall project - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com [http://www.liftconference.com/videos/view/single/33 video]

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== '''week 11''' ==
* '''16 - 22 Sept'''
* India
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal taj mahal]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore bangalore]

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== '''week 12''' ==
* '''23 - 28 Sept'''
* Thailand

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== '''week 13''' ==
* '''30 Sept - 5 Oct'''
* Cambodia
* [http://www.theculturedtraveler.com/Archives/Sep2005/Angkor_What.htm Angkor wat]

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=== '''Seas to Sail''' ===
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean Indian Ocean]

=== '''Events to Attend''' ===
* 4 October, Sputnik party (50th anniversary of the space race)

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Oceania

''My fourth continent Oceania, spans two countries [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia Australia] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zeland New Zealand]. From 7/8 October to 7/8 November, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!''

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== '''i kinda have forgotten what week it is...''' ==
* '''Australia, Northern'''
* get stuck in darwin a few days while sorting out travel plans for the rest the trip.

* '''Australia, Southern'''
* Adelaide - visit [http://lucychili.net/ Janet Hawtin] & meet up with prague buddy Jo in Adelaide
* Melbourne - [http://benbalbo.com Ben], [http://taniwhasolutions.com Simon]
* Sydney

South America

''My sixth continent is South America. From December to January, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!''

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== '''week 23''' ==
* Buenos Aries, Argentina

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== '''week 24/25/26''' ==
* Southern Tip of South America
* Somehow hop on a boat to [http://luckofseven.com/wiki/777_Antarctica Antarctica]

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== '''week 27/28/29''' ==
* Sao Paulo, Brazil

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== '''[http://luckofseven.com/wiki/777-NorthAmerica Travel back to NYC]''' ==

Antarctica

''My seventh continent is Antarctica. From 7/8 November to 7/8 December, I will bounce around looking to cover as much as possible. If you have something to add, please feel free!''

== '''Locations to Visit''' ==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMurdo_Station McMurdo Science station]

Press

== Press ==
btw, this is a wiki page. if you have blogged, written an article, or done something to help in the promotion of this project, add yourself by [http://luckofseven.com/node/35/edit clicking me]!

=== 2007 ===
* 19 sept - [http://shotfromthehip.wordpress.com/2007/09/12/the-luck-of-seven-needs-you/ ms. perras' lovely post]
* 19 sept - [http://wheresfreeman.blogspot.com/2007/09/digital-bridge-camp.html Freedman Murry]
* 18 sept - [http://blog.roomwareproject.org/2007/09/18/noneck-and-the-luck-of-seven/ RoomWare's coverage] on episode 14 and [http://breyten.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/links-for-2007-09-19/ link love from breyten]
* 14 sept - [http://drupal.org/node/175447 khalid blogged on drupal.org] and [http://baheyeldin.com/technology/drupal/help-document-drupal-and-open-source-around-the-world-support-noel-hidalgo.html on his personal site]
* 12 sept - [http://sstrudeau.com/2007/09/12/why-you-should-give-noel-1111-right-now/ scott trudeau gives you some awesome reasons to donate]
* 12 sept - [http://servantofchaos.typepad.com/soc/2007/09/the-luck-of-sev.html Gavin Heaton likes me]
* 12 sept - [http://www.christopherspenn.com/2007/09/12/when-business-and-charity-align-the-triple-win-of-luck-of-seven/ christopher s. penn on how Lo7 is is a mixture of business and charity]
* 10 sept - [http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/news/pressnews/impetus-hostsopen-source-camp/21/32/302318 moneycontrol.com's coverage of OSSCamp]
* 6 sept - [http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/information-technology/200709064404.htm Press Release on OSSCamp]
* 5 sept - [http://www.amitgupta.com/blog/shoebox/2007/09/05/interesting-and-awesome-things-via-or-by-friends/ amit gupta on friends in india]
* 2 sept - [http://scipmark.blogspot.com/2007/09/dirk-slater-tactical-tech.html scipmark]
* 31 aug - [http://baheyeldin.com/places/egypt/cuisine/noel-hidalgo-on-ful-medames-egyptian-fava-beans.html khalid's blog on my fava beans infatuation]
* 31 aug - [http://betech.blognation.com/2007/08/31/luck-of-seven-interview-with-dries-buytaert-from-drupal/ blognation.com]
* 30 aug - [http://www.nowpublic.com/dries-buytaert-history-and-milestones-drupal nowpublic]
* 29 aug - [http://openpackage.biz/videos/noel-hidalgo-interview-dries-buytaert openpackage.biz]
* 29 aug - [http://www.adjustafresh.com/blog/?p=521 adjustafresh.com]
* 29 aug - [http://reddiggulo.us/Interview-Dries-Buytaert-Lead-Drupal-Developer.html reddiggulo.us repost of my dries interview]
* 28 aug - [http://unfish.com/story/interview-with-dries-buytaert-lead-drupal-developer/ un-fish]
* 28 aug - [http://buytaert.net/the-luck-of-seven-interview Dries' blog]
* 28 aug - [http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/19490 tuxmachines.org]
* 28 aug - [http://digg.com/videos/people/Interview_with_Dries_Buytaert_Lead_Drupal_Developer digg post]
* 28 aug - [http://ryanpricemedia.com/2007/08/27/dries-buytaert-on-drupal-on-the-luck-of-seven/ ryan price vs. the media]
* 16 aug - [http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2007/08/dirk-slater-fea.html Beth's Blog ]
* 10 july - [http://glowlab.com/artists/krista-jenkins/labsession-june-2007-wrap-up-by-julie-fishkin/ Glowlab]
* 9 july - [http://www.managingthegray.com/2007/07/09/on-the-luck-of-seven/ managing the gray]
* 9 july - [http://blog.bibrik.com/archives/2007/07/luck_of_seven-2.html bibrik coverage of my departure]
* 8 july - [http://blog.blip.tv/blog/2007/07/08/noel-begins-the-luck-of-seven-journey-2/ Blip.tv blog]
* 6 july - [http://www.glitchnyc.com/2007/06/29/help-send-noneck-noel-around-the-world/?cat=8 Eric Skiff]
* 6 july - [http://www.socialmediaclub.org/2007/07/06/noneck-noel-hidalgo-leaves-on-7707/ Social Media Club]
* 6 july - [http://www.howardgreenstein.com/blog/archives/2007/07/noneck_noel_hidalgo_leaves_tom.html Howard Greenstein]
* 2 july - [http://www.webaddict.co.za/2007/07/02/777-memes/ Web “2.0? Application Development, Design & Innovation in Cape Town]
* 30 june - [http://dj.riceweevil.com/2007/06/24-week/#034248 DJ Rice weevil]
* 30 june - [http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/21C3B8C3-8A48-486C-AF1F-604FB378DBE9/ Clipmarks]
* 29 june - [http://www.shainemata.net/2007/06/29/donate-to-luckofsevencom/ Shaine Mata]
* 29 june - [http://gothamist.com/2007/06/29/iday_iphone_ins.php gothamist coverage on the iphone]
* 29 june - [http://talk.bmc.com/blogs/blog-whurley/whurley/the-luck-of-seven whurley's bmc blog]
* 29 june - [http://www.glitchnyc.com/2007/06/29/help-send-noneck-noel-around-the-world/ GlichNYC]
* 28 june - [http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/cutest-parents-ever-films-of-open-source-traveler-noel-hidalgo wonderlusting]
* 26 june - [http://juliegomoll.typepad.com/jules_says/2007/06/first-in-line-f.html Jules Says]
* 26 june - [http://blog.bibrik.com/archives/2007/06/iphone_madness.html license to roam]
* 26 june - [http://www.coworking.ie/an-open-source-journey-around-the-world/ Coworking Ireland]
* 22 june - [http://www.yadurajiv.com/blog/2007/06/22/an-open-journey/ the rant]
* 31 May - [http://connectingthedots.typepad.com/moredots/2007/05/online_networki.html Connecting the Dots]
* 15 May - [http://blog.johnjosephbachir.org/2007/05/15/noel-is-taking-a-trip-around-the-world-and-wants-your-1111/ John Joseph Bachir's blog]
* 8 May - [http://zone41.info/2007/05/08/on-the-luck-of-seven/ zone41.info]
* 8 May - [http://travelertrish.livejournal.com/413116.html Traveler Trish]
* 6 Apr - [http://gigaom.com/2007/04/06/online-video-brings-out-the-mooch/ GigaOM]
* 17 Mar - [http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/2007/03/luck_of_seven.html thisisgoingtobebig.com]
* 4 Mar - [http://longblondetail.blogs.com/the_long_blonde_tail/2007/03/the_nyc_tech_sc.html longblondetail.blogs.com]
* 22 Feb - [http://smithmag.net/2007/02/22/the-luck-of-seven/ Smith Mag]
* 27 Jan - [http://hilarymchone.blogspot.com/2007/01/luck-of-seven.html Brooklyn Hillary]
* 20 Jan - [http://www.howigeek.com/2007/01/lucky_number_7.html howigeek.com]
* 17 Jan - http://blog.bibrik.com/archives/2007/01/luck_of_seven.html

about

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about the luck of seven

on 07 july 2007, noneck noel (aka noel a. hidalgo) will depart new york city for a journey around the world to learn from you. affably named "on the luck of seven" or "luck of seven." this is an open-source journey documenting free culture, social innovators and global change.

for seven months, i will stand on the seven contents, dive into the seven oceans, and contemplate seven topics of freedom. while on the way, i will document the journey through stories, photos and videos. this is not my story, this is our story. though your hospitably, donations, projects, connections and friends, our stories will merge into one.

as i wander the earth, my broad shoulders will bear seven topics of freedom: free culture; free and open-source software communities; couchsurfers, bloggers, fellow travelers and vloggers; agents of progressive social change; barcamp, coworking and meetups; happenstance, and climate change. all work will be produced under a creative commons license. all-in-all, this 21st century anthropological view of the personalities in physical / digital world we cohabit will always be freely available.

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the topics

This is a 21st century journey to the intersection of digital and organic communities. Communicating through a digital medium that has no borders, I want to share with you how this new world interacts.

  • Free culture. After a half-century of broadcast communications dictating the common perspective, people are now reconnecting—one-on-one, peer-to-peer, node-to-node—and proving that traditional copyright and patent restrictions need to be reformed to promote creativity.
  • Free and open-source software. Software should be a tool, like a shovel. With zero distribution cost, global, boundless open-source communities are competing in a world of co-opetition.
  • Couchsurfers and bloggers. People—from those who blog their souls to those who reserve their couch for strangers—are using technology to augment real-world relationships and bring modernism back to our post-modern world.
  • Barcamps, unconferences, meetups, and coworking. The online digi-world uses physical ad-hoc meetings to socialize, share, and advance ideas.
  • Agents of progressive social change. Inventors and concept peddlers—though not always leaders—change the way we think about the world through technology.
  • The environment. When we outsource jobs, we outsource pollution, waste, and other negative impacts of consumerism; we need to continue to use technology to educate the public on the true footprint of the products we use and lifestyles we choose.
  • Happenstance. Receiving a random e-mail, discovering a flickr profile, stumble-surfing across a facebook page, connecting in a café—the world grows smaller with every person we meet, and there is an art to discovering their stories.”

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project partners

  • Transitions Online - http://www.tol.cz - founded in 1999, this Czech non-profit was founded to replace it's print predecessor, transitions magazine. TOL works within the vast post-communist region of eastern europe to help young, up-and-coming journalist to take advantage of electronic communications for journalism.
  • Mobile Active - http://mobileactive.org - MobileActive is a global network of people, tools, projects, and resources focused on the use of mobile phones for activism, campaigns, and civic engagement. Mobile Active focuses in on four principles.
    1. expand access to knowledge, ideas and experience about the use of mobile technology
    2. reduce learning costs for civil society organizations
    3. accelerate the use of effective tactics in campaigns
    4. provide a comprehensive platform for building partnerships, and for facilitating access to technology and funding
  • Michael David Vineyards - http://www.lodivineyards.com/ - home to the award winning seven deadly zins and seven heavenly chards. Michael~David Vineyards produces seven brands of distinctive wines for each of your varied whimsical desires. Michael and David Phillips represent the fifth generation of growers in Lodi, and things are changing. With 350 acres of premium wine grapes, there is plenty of room for experimentation and innovation. The vineyards are irrigated by the Mokelumne River, which carries crystal-clear water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, depositing minerals into the rich soils upon which the grapes thrive. Though not certified organic, Michael~David Vineyards strives to use all natural methods including integrated pest management, beneficial insects for pest control, trellising, leaf pulling and natural mined sulfur for mildew control.

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benefactors
as for fundraising, once i reach my travel budget of USD $7,777, i will donate 75% of profits to non-profit communities that exemplify the luck of seven. (25% each)

  • Not an Alternative - http://www.notanalternative.net - a little over a year ago, i was exposed to a wonderful community of artists, political organizers, freelance workers and free thinkers. not an alternative & the change you want to see gallery calls a modest williamsburg store front home. daily you can come joining us for coworking brooklyn or for monthly salons and performances. as not an alternative looks to expand their offering, i am donating 25% of this projects profits.

    located in williamsburg, brooklyn and home to brooklyn's coworking, Not an Alternative functions as a collaborative office, props production, public relation, and cultural production company. in 2007, Not an Alternative will launch a television channel dedicated to highlighting the modern political strife through a comical and entertaining lens.
  • Drupal Association - http://association.drupal.org - since 2004, i have found myself immersed within a socially astute and technology savvy community who understand the importance of peer to peer communication and dialogue. world renown as one of the best content management systems, late last year, the drupal community established a non-profit to help guide and oversee the drupal project. as one of the new york city organizers and evangelists, i am donating 25% of profits.

    as a hobbyist, dries buytaert, tinkered with building an open-source content management system. in 2003, his CMS was selected to be the back bone of the Howard Dean presidential campaign and afterward became the default CMS for politically minded and socially active organizations. the drupal association manages the infrastructure, funding and promotion of the community driving project. (donate)
  • Couchsurfing - http://couchsurfing.com - imagine a world where you can travel the globe and have a buddy in every town. imagine, a traveler coming into your home and together you learn from each other. now imagine, these connections stemming from a social networking site. in spite of what most read or watch on television, there is a vast network of free spirits who have no problem opening their doors and allowing fellow travelers to share their home. as an avid host and supporter of couchsurfing, i am donating 25% of profits.

    CouchSurfing is not about the furniture, not just about finding free accommodations around the world; it's about making connections worldwide. We make the world a better place by opening our homes, our hearts, and our lives. We open our minds and welcome the knowledge that cultural exchange makes available. We create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures. CouchSurfing wants to change not only the way we travel, but how we relate to the world! (donate)

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about me

my life started the 24th of May in 1978 to two US Air Force officers. my father describes the day as if it was yesterday. in the scheme of things, no time has passed. Over the years and through countless moves, i matured into a politically active, scooter riding, gentrifying hipster living in the Kingdom of Slackers most call North Brooklyn. unlike most or maybe more like the rest, i have tried to do new and interesting things to change the world. on my path, i have loved, laughed and lost.

through the jobs, half-technical / half-political, i have found my self in a whole new world. grounded in our inherent biology, we are quickly staring at a future where there are no borders. like it or not our organic lives are dependent on our digital participation. i feel blessed to have an opportunity to explore these new intersections, highways and footpaths.

while our future is unknown, change is a constant. in the spirt of the original scouting oath i took on the road to becoming an eagle scout, i will always honor the promise to do my best, to fulfill my duties to earth and all residents, and to help others at all times.

noneck noel is a freelance business and lifestyle consultant, blogger and citizen journalist. his reporting outlets include http://luckofseven.com/, a 21 century anthropology travel project documenting free culture, social innovators and global change; noneck.org, which focuses on the future of media, cities and culture; and Coworking, which takes a look at the future of freelance office collectives. infrequently, you can find his posts at onnyturf.com, on new york city political and art events; personaldemocracy.com which addresses the impact of technology on politics, and his photos have been printed in the new york post, scoot quarterly, and scootering international.

as an advocate of peer-to-peer communication, noneck has been influential in setting up collaborative office environments for nyc freelancers (coworking). from presenting to organizing, you can find him organizing and consulting on numerous grassroots empowered conversations - salzburg seminar on new networks, the lift conference in geneva, barcamp, drupalcamps, rootscamps, the pdf unconference and countless meetups.

his former political clients include john kerry for president, new york state senate minority leaders office, cam kerry for massachusetts secretary of state, the new york state democratic senatorial campaign committee, state senator josé m. serrano, new york state senator andrea stewart-cousins, the assemble for rights nyc campaign, and norman siegel for nyc public advocate. he was a technology coordinator for the 2004 democratic national convention.

on the Luck of Seven - the press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

contact
noel a hidalgo (aka noneck)
global explorer
Phone: +1.917.657.6999 (till 7 july)
http://luckofseven.com
press@noneck.org

on 07 july 2007, noneck noel (aka noel a hidalgo) will depart new york city for a journey around the world to learn from you. affably named "on the luck of seven" or "luck of seven." this is an open-source journey documenting free culture, social innovators and global change.

for seven months, i will stand on the seven continents, dive into the seven oceans, and contemplate seven topics of freedom. while on the way, i will document the journey. this is not my story, this is our story. though your hospitably, donations, projects, connections and friends, our stories will merge into one.

as i wander the earth, my broad shoulders will bear seven topics of freedom: free culture; free and open-source software communities; couchsurfers, bloggers, fellow travelers and vloggers; agents of progressive social change; barcamp, coworking and meetups; climate change and happenstance. all work will be produced under a creative commons license. all-in-all, this 21st century anthropological view of the personalities in physical / digital world we cohabit will always be freely available.

before departure, i am seeking 700 people to donate USD $11.11 for a total of USD $7,777. in exchange for providing my travel budget, each donor will receive a copy of a self-published book.

as the clock ticks, i am constantly seeking out partnerships in promotion, equipment, research but most importantly teaching. for example,

  • at home in new york city, michael david vineyards, a family owned vineyard and market located in lodi, california, is sending a few bottles of their award winning seven deadly zins and seven heavenly chards for me to taste. the wine will also be featured at the last few events i have in new york city.
  • while in prague, transitions online, a czech non-profit who works with young, up and coming eastern European journalists, has asked me to help teach a week long session on new media journalism.
  • while on the road, mobileactive and i will work together to report on the use of mobile phones for activism, campaigns, and civic engagement.

this trip will germinate many projects. first, through the blog < http://luckofseven.com > i will document the journey though text, audio, photos and high-definition video. second, i will self-publish one book detailing seven lessons from the journey. a second book will also be penned as an gonzo journalism piece and feature intimate thoughts while on my path. third, i will shoot a first person documentary movie. filmed in high definition, my goal is to have the movie ready for distribution before the end of 2008.

as for fundraising, once i reach my travel budget of USD $7,777, i will donate 75% of profits to non-profit communities that exemplify the luck of seven.

not an alternative - brooklyn coworking & community organizing - a little over a year ago, i was exposed to a wonderful community of artists, political organizers, freelance workers and free thinkers. not an alternative & the change you want to see gallery calls a modest williamsburg store front home. daily you can come joining us for coworking brooklyn or for monthly salons and performances. as not an alternative looks to expand their offering, i am donating 25% of this projects profits.

couchsurfing.com - open source communication & karma economy - imagine a world where you can travel the globe and have a buddy in every town. imagine, a traveler coming into your home and together you learn from each other. now imagine, these connections stemming from a social networking site. in spite of what most read or watch on television, there is a vast network of free spirits who have no problem opening their doors and allowing fellow travelers to share their home. as an avid host and supporter of couchsurfing, i am donating 25% of profits.

drupal association - open source technology & tools for change - since 2004, i have found myself immersed within a socially astute and technology savvy community who understand the importance of peer to peer communication and dialogue. world renown as one of the best content management systems, late last year, the drupal community established a non-profit to help guide and oversee the drupal project. as one of the new york city organizers and evangelists, i am donating 25% of profits.

the remaining 25% will be used to promote the website, book and film. at heart, these funds will establish a not for profit organization that promotes the ideals incorporated within this project.

for information: http://luckofseven.com or
contact: press@noneck.org
phone: +1.917.657.6999 (until 7 july 2007)