I went to BarCamp Sydney 4 yesterday (that’s me in the photo during a speed networking session) and had a great time meeting lots of people I know only through twitter and a whole bunch of other new people.
I really enjoyed all the presentations I attended. As this was my first barcamp, part of the fun for me was also simply soaking up the atmosphere. In the morning I stepped to the call for participation and talked a little about my ideas on Intranet 2.0, however now that I understand the format I’ll be a little better prepared next time!
There were three particular stand out presentations for me:
- The discussion on what is a community manager, with Scott Drummond from Sports Hydrant;
- The introduction by Pia Waugh to the OLPC, which is simply an amazing bit of industrial and computing design; and
- Kevin Garber (from Spellr.us) who shared his experiences with mixing in the San Francisco tech “ecosystem” (by sharing his story, Garber is helping other local startups).
Finally, a hat tip to Phil Evans from Evanscorp for the lift and the company on the trip to and from Sydney.