Barcamp, OMG what is it ?


Hiya all,

I am excited and felicitous when i confirmed that i am going to attend a Barcamp this coming october. But to much of my surprise i found that the people around be exhibit no knowledge about these barcamps or unconferences. Though i walk/talk around the techie people all day but i was still amazed that why are not they aware of this ? But i could stop this feeling when i came to realize that i was the one who never attended/presented in any of the barcamp as if now. So I am writting a little about barcamp here, as i am in a rush and can explain much more of it in my own words later on. For now to understand what a barcamp is it and why is it organized and why people like me are crazy for it, you can wiki about Barcamps or you can read this excerpt copied from wiki :p

BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.

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.

I am excited about the barcamp as i am going to meet more people from our industry, people having same interests as of me and on top of all, i get to meet people. I have no friend circle or friends around here and what would be better than a barcamp. I always wanted to attend/present in one of the barcamp and its my dream to arrange one :p

May be one of you can help me in future to organize one soon 🙂

cheers !!

Realin !

Comments (3)

  1. Paras Chopra

    September 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Why don’t you specifically write about BarCampDelhi and the community around it?

  2. Realin

    September 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    hi paras,

    Did not get time, i will do that this weekend for sure 🙂
    stuck in office these days

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