I didn’t know what to expect from the day, but I thought it would be interesting to go along and test-drive the whole experience.
I had a nebulous idea that Barcamps were a technical-person’s meet-up, and how wrong I was. Not that most weren’t technologists of some sort, but more that I became a barcamper myself – because of the atmosphere and approach prevalent throughout the day.
Cloud Computing preso
I thought I should get stuck in quickly, so delivered by Cloud Computing intro from Cloudcamp the other day:
Locked-In Syndrome Preso
I also put together the following presentation, on the day, about Locked-In syndrome:
I was chatting at the beginning of the day to Oli from bgroup, and thought maybe I could pitch my ideas to the audience, who were mainly software developers and / or web designers. fyi more info on the background is available from my personal Blog, Wellbanked.
I got some great feedback. I’m quoting it here pretty much verbatim, as I need to get this post posted! ;-)
- Alex & Juliette Lewis – um, not sure about the context of this
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – I think these are folk who could give money to fund some further research
- Maybe some better software for the My Tobii?
- What about magic glasses – gsma 08 in barcelona. Was this about Mobintech by any chance?
- EmmaPersky – “Head Tracking for Virtual Reality without a Wiimote”
- Thanks to sponsors:
- Thanks to my Audience(s), whom I found to be:
- a Breath of fresh air
I left around teatime, with a buzz from the day. So, having not known what to expect, and having spent the day in the illustrious company of some folk I came to like and respect in equal measure.
I see that Herb Kim went along and was also very impressed:
@alistair thank you again for doing a great job of pulling BarCamp NorthEast 2 together. I really enjoyed it! #bcne2
So, on those positive notes, I take me leave for now. :-D