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BarCamp Christchurch 2010

Page history last edited by Pete Nicholls 13 years, 10 months ago


This event took place on April 10, 2010. Information on this page may no longer be relevant. 


What is a BarCamp? 

Listen, learn and talk about technology, the web, start-ups, security, software, hardware, networks, human computer interaction, augmented reality, or more or less anything you find interesting that you think might interest other barcampers. 


From Wikipedia:


BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences (or unconferences) - open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, and political organizing. (See the Wikipedia page for more) 


Barcamp Christchurch will be a fun, free event with interesting people talking about what they find interesting. You could be one of them!


BarCamp Christchurch

When: 10am-5pm, Saturday, 10th April, 2010

Where: Canterbury Innovation Incubator, 200 Armagh St, Christchurch (Map: http://tinyurl.com/ciinz)

Entry is free.


Nominal Schedule


10.00am Registration and chitchat: Write your own name stickers
10.30am Self Introductions. (Name, Affiliation, 3 things you're interested in)
11.00am Session creation:
* People write down on stickynotes what they're going to talk about.
Pink = ~30min Orange = ~15min Yellow ~5min (lightning!). They put a mark to indicate if
they need a projector.
* We organise the stickynotes into one or two streams depending on how many there are.
12.00pm: Lunch (Pizza) 
1.00pm Sessions Start
3.00pm Break for more chitchat. 
4.30pm Sessions End, Wrap Up,  Pack down
5.00pm: Reconvene for drinks at The Bohemian. 


Sign Up


Sign up using our Google form. You can also join our new mailing list.






Spread the word


At BarCamp, the more people the merrier! If you know of anyone who might be interested in coming along and/or giving a talk, let them know about it.

Official BarCamp wiki page: http://barcamp.org/BarCamp-Christchurch-2010

Mailing list: http://groups.google.co.nz/group/barcamp-christchurch

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114421845234979

Twitter Tag: #bcchch


Speaking at BarCamp

Anyone is welcome to speak about almost any topic on the day. Because BarCamp is an 'unconference', there's no set schedule until the beginning of the Barcamp, when we determine the speaking order and how many rooms to use based on how many people have something to talk about. 

Talking slots will generally be half an hour long, inclusive of question and transition time, but the timetable will be pretty loose and longer or shorter talks will be accommodated. There will certainly be a round of "lightning" presentations of no longer than 5min each. There will also be an hour in the middle for lunch. 

If you're interested in speaking, prepare a presentation of 15-30min. The more interesting your talk, the better! There will be opportunities for shorter and more off-the-cuff presentations as well.  



All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can’t be present. 


It looks like we will have a camera set-up on the day, so a video of presentation can be published if you'd like it to be.


Proposed Sessions

(If you have a session you'd like to run, you can sign up for a free account on pbwiki, edit this page, and add it to the list below, email one of the planners, or send out a message on our mailing list. All topics are welcome.)

Jonathan Hunt - Gov 2.0/Apps for Democracy/Civic Apps/Open NZ

Morris Johns - developing an online timesheet application (Definitely not an infomercial - focus could be technical, market, or business structure, from geek POV).

Russel Werner - Discussing technical details about the Crowd Fusion Platform (Node database, IoC container, MVC framework, etc) and/or A guided walkthrough on creating a blog/database/wiki hybrid with Crowd Fusion. TBD. See features and NYTech Meetup Presentation for more info.

Pete Nicholls - Rapid web design prototyping with HTML5, Haml, Sass and WebKit


Topics you would like to hear about

(If you have a session you'd like to hear about, add it to the list below or post on our mailing list.) 

Experiences/examples with NoSQL

Mobile dev/apps case studies

Since this barcamp is two days before the proposed ACTA meeting in Wellington - a session on ACTA/Copyright/Software freedom might be in order.

Experiences as a seller or buyer of online services (e.g. odesk.com, guru.com, getafreelancer.com, rentacoder.com).



Seth Wagoner from Interclue (Twitter: @sethop, Email: seth at interclue dot com)

Pete Nicholls from MetaNation (Twitter: @aupajo, Email: pete at metanation dot com)


For more updates, follow @TheValleyInChch on Twitter.



There's a pretty tight-knit group of tech people in Christchurch. If you're looking for a place to say, let us know and we can probably sort something out. 






Thinking Cactus


We're looking for more sponsors to help us with wifi and food on the day. If your company might be interested in sponsoring the event, please send an email to one of the planners



Talks that were actually given at the barcamp


(this is just my recollection, and definitely not in order - please update and add any relevant links - Seth) 





Blog Posts etc related to the barcamp





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