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.