On 22 Sep 2006, at 15:51, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>> then, there's BarCamp in Cork at the end of the month
>>http://barcamp.org/BarCampIreland>> BarCamp is a vaccous waste of time and energy, managing to
> simulataneously affront your brain with complete bullshit whilst
I would generally find myself agreeing with Colm, and I've had
technical discussions with him over the years, but this is an
unjustified attack on an idea.
> After sticking around for the Introduction to Digital Rights Ireland
> talk last year (which actually was productive and went quite well),
> I don't think I've ever been more pleased to leave an even early.
That wasn't a Barcamp event - it was called Techcamp, though it was
inspired by Barcamp. The event next weekend (which I'd love to
attend, but can't due to inability to bilocate) in Cork is AIUI
Ireland's first BarCamp.
I've waited to comment until the end of BarCamp Brussels, which is
right now (I hope I'll get this finished before they kick me out). It
was very interesting. I missed the early morning sessions (2 days
(and nights) of Drupalcon had taken their toll) but from then on,
every session I went to was very interesting (except for a silly one
about 7bills.eu/tracker, which they guys wrote because they didn't
have anything else to present about - but they wrote it in a handful
of hours, in Rails, with zero previous experience of Rails).
So, I guess the bottom line is that BarCamp is an idea and a format
and probably can vary a lot, but based on what I saw in Brussels, I'd
heartily recommend it (and plus, I got to see what can happen when
you give an avant garde architect an old building and a bag of money
- very much a curate's egg.)
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