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BarCamp Ottawa: 45 Minutes to Go

I am sitting in the car outside Bitheads facility on Carling Avenue, waiting for the Ted to come and open the doors.  In a little less than 45 minutes, we’re going to be underway.  It’s been a lot of work for the last few weeks for David Keys, Ross McLeod, Craig Fitzpatrick, Peter Childs, and myself, but I think it’s going to be a great event.

Last night, over beers, Peter expressed the thought that Barcamp was a bit like open source.  People come, expecting to share ideas, and contribute, without necessarily any expectation of getting anything but some new friends back.  That’s a cool thought!  That’s the Barcamp meme, in my opinion.

In that spirit, expect to see as many blog posts as I can manage throughout today.  On Technorati, they’ll be tagged BarCamp Ottawa.  I’ll also be encouraging other bloggers in the crowd to do the same.

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  • Mark Evans April 22, 2006, 4:35 am

    alec,
    glad to see barcamp is alive and well in ottawa. i'm hoping to swing by the one being run by tara hunt in toronto before mesh.

    see ya,
    mark

  • Alec April 23, 2006, 7:23 am

    it's a great event mark! you should definitely go.

    A

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