The social media landscape in Vancouver sure has evolved since I first attended BarCamp in 2006 and as such the event is back and bigger than ever for 2008.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference 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. All attendees are encouraged to give a demo, a session, a presentation, or help with one. All attendees are expected to be participants. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. [BarCampVancouver]
John and I walked into the Bryght offices on a warm August night, picked up our stylish brown unconference t-shirts and put many faces to names we had heard about town (like Roland Tanglao, Megan Cole and Kris Krug). That night was also my first live blog over at Matt’s house and the next day I continued the live blogging at BarCamp, which has only led to dozens more.
The best part about BarCamp is the people – here are some of my favourite people shots over the years:
There’s a great group of organizers this year (not like they weren’t last year) and I’m proud to be among the ranks. My involvement will be to run WordCamp during BarCamp, alongside PhotoCamp with my pal Duane.
Running in tandem with BarCamp these will simply be more specified tracks ranging from beginner WordPress to more advanced. For an example of PhotoCamp check out my live blog from Northern Voice.
This will be taking place on Saturday September 27th, right after National Digital Media Day hence not being in August this year. You can sign up on the EventBrite page and there will be more places to find information (Upcoming, Facebook etc.) in the coming weeks.