Barcamp This Weekend


Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 — 10:59am PDT
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BarCamp Vancouver Last year at this time I was gearing up for my first live blog and my first blogging unconference. Since 2004 I’ve kept this here site alive and it was the first time I could step out into the real world and meet like-minded people for a major geek out session. Actually, we did attend a podcasting meetup earlier that spring but this was on a much larger scale.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

When you come, be prepared to share with Barcampers.
When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world. [Wiki]

Barcamps are hosted in many different cities all over the world, we’re lucky enough to have the 2nd annual here in Vancouver that is completely booked up with over 70 people on the waiting list to boot.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to do some more liveblogging as a service, since I really don’t have anything I can lead a session on, really.

Here’s the schedule for all those 120 people attending, for more info check out the wiki or Jordan’s post, since as one of the organizers, he’s got ALL the details you’ll need.

Friday, August 17:
Food and drink at the Alibi Room
* Appetizers all evening
* Drinks starting at 6:30 pm
* We’re in the private area downstairs
* The Alibi Room, 157 Alexander Street @ Main
* Sleepover at Workspace, 21 Water Street, Suite 400

Saturday, August 18:
Conference day all day
* Start at 8:30 AM with day organization
* Pastries and coffees available
* Pizza lunch to be delivered at noonish
* Workspace, Suite 400 – 21 Water Street
* End at 5:30 PM

BarCamp VancouverSide note: I was super happy with my Barcamp shirt last year 1) brown is nice and 2) the women’s style fit like a glove. It’s been confirmed that we’ll have the same shirts this year but they’ll be a lovely fuchsia. Hot damn. Stay tuned for blogging from the unconference this Friday and Saturday, the post category being: Barcamp (and John’s will be under BarcampVancouver07)

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One comment

  1. Keira-Anne says:

    Alcohol? Like you need any other reason to attend.

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