Carnival of Mathematics – Rebirth

October 9th, 2009 | Categories: Carnival of Math, general math | Tags:

In my previous post I asked how people felt about the future of the Carnival of Maths since it had become poorly organised lately.  Well, a group of us got together, rolled up our sleeves and sorted something out.  The result should see the Carnival going for a couple more years yet at least.  Here are the measures we have taken

  • I have taken over the running of the main carnival submission page and have updated it.
  • I have created a Twitter feed for the carnival.
  • Rod Carvalho has created a google group for people who have contributed to the carnival over the years.  A group of us have been discussing the carnival’s future there and, between us, we will be able to ensure that it stays well organised in the future.  As far as I am concerned, this group runs the show and if they vote to have me replaced as carnival co-ordinator at any time for any reason then I will hand over the reigns.
  • The Carnival of Math is now monthly and will be published on the first Friday of every month.  The next one will be on Friday 6th November and will be over at Jason Dyer’s Number Warrior.
  • From November, The Math Teachers at Play Carnival will be running on the 3rd Friday of every month in order to co-ordinate with the new Carnival of Math schedule.  This means that you are never far away from your next fix of mathematics blog posts.

That’s pretty much it.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the disucssion and to those who helped set things up.  Here’s to the next carnival :)

  1. December 15th, 2009 at 15:26
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    Mike, you need to go to the blog carnival website and tell it that the December carnival has been posted. It’s very easy to forget that step!

    You may also want to take a few minutes to enter in a bunch of future first Friday dates, so it’s easy to plug in hosts when you get them. That makes it easier for potential hosts to see what might be available.

  2. December 15th, 2009 at 17:05
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    Thanks for the reminder Denise – Tis done now :)