As I mentioned in my last entry, yesterday I hit SXSWi. When the show floor closed, I moseyed over 311E 5th St. to experience the wild and wackiness that is BarCamp Austin. To accompany my video from the event, here are some stills. Enjoy…
What’s in a Name
If you’re not familiar with BarCamp, contrary to what you may think, it has nothing to do with libations:
The name “BarCamp” is a playful allusion to the event’s origins, with reference to the hacker slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as a spin-off of Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only participant driven conference hosted by open source publishing luminary Tim O’Reilly —Wikipedia
BarCamps started in 2005 and they follow the un-conference format where topics are posted the morning of the event. Yesterday’s BarCamp was Austin’s 4th and masterfully arranged by Whurley and Sara Dornsife.
Update: An inside look into organizing BarCampAustin and how they leveraged the cloud.
Pau for now…