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Entries Tagged as 'Barcamps'

BarCamp Ticketing

March 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Barcamps, Insanity, Musings

Historically, BarCamps have been open to as many people as wanted to attend, with signup via putting your name on a wiki. This worked great in the early days, or in locations where there are virtually unlimited numbers of attendees. However, in the last few years BarCamp has become increasingly popular, which makes running a [...]

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Tech Free BarCamping

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Barcamps, Musings

I have somewhat of a penchant for barcamping. Not really sure what it is, but ever since my first barcamp, BarCampLondon3, in 2007 I have been totally addicted. I think the opportunity to meet so many fascinating people is part of the draw, it’s not every day that you can meet people from so many [...]

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Emma’s Guide to Great BarCamping

November 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Barcamps, Musings

At BarCampCork2 I gave a session about how to get the most out of barcamp as a participant, especially aimed at first time attendees. I came up with a 10 step guide, gave each step a title and wrote a few notes about them. You can see the original presentation on slideshare, but I’ve also [...]

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November 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Barcamps

I attended barcampcork at the weekend at the Webworks centre in Cork, Ireland, and it was an outstanding success. I’m not sure of the exact counts, but there number of attendees was easily approaching 100, if not surpassing it. People traveled from all over Ireland to attend to attend, which added, rather than detracted, to [...]

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BarCampBelfast 2008

June 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Barcamps, Travel

And so the hectic geek-event-fest of June 2008 started on Friday 20th with a short flight over the Irish Sea to Belfast for the latest instalment of BarCampBelfast.
My hotel, the Tara Lodge, as suggested on the wiki was fantastic. If you are going to Belfast I could not recommend this place highly enough. Perfect location (10 minutes walk from [...]

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BarCamp London 4

June 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Barcamps

I have a mixed set of feelings about this barcamp and I’m quite conscious that my personal prejudices and gripes could get in the way on an objective write up. But you guys don’t read my blog for objectivity, so what the heck
As an event there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, and apart from [...]

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Confessions of a Barcamp Junkie

May 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Barcamps

Today I was accused of being a Barcamp Junkie (by Mark Ng (t)) because I suggested that I might fly to Belfast for Barcamp Belfast and then fly back and go straight to the Mashed ‘08 hack night. So you know what I did, I went and booked my flights with Ryanair. Two geek events [...]

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Barcamp North East

May 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Barcamps

I’m back from the depths of the North of England, Newcastle, where I was visiting for their very first barcamp, Barcamp North East. To sum it up in a line I guess I could say that it was one of the friendliest, most open, and most interesting and barcamps I have ever been to. Whilst there were [...]

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