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emma persky

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To Travel Alone or in a Group

July 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Musings, Travel

Until this trip, Whuffaoke or Bust, the longest trip I had taken with friends for a very long time (read about 5 years) was just a few days. A short hop to Europe for a BarCamp or a long weekend in the states. Why? I love to travel alone. I love the freedom it gives [...]

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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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BIL Conference - LON, LAX, SFO, LON in 100 Hours!

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Nights Out, Travel

The latest instalment of my crazy life took place on the west coast of the united states, a place generally quite close to my heart, not only for being geek mecca, but because I genuinely feel at home in San Francisco. But I jump ahead. The plan was a long weekend stateside at BIL Conference, [...]

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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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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 mostĀ interestingĀ and barcamps I have ever been to. Whilst there were [...]

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