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BarCampDurban

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Bar Camp Durban

 

NOTE: Wiki password

... is c4mp

 

After the HUGE success of BarCampCapeTown, we decided that we need one on the other side of South Africa. So Durban's up next... well, that was the idea, but BarCampJohannesburg beat us to it :-)

 

Updates

  • Check here for photos, talks, summaries, etc.: BarCampDurbanAftermath
  • T-shirts will be available on to the first 50 barcampers - limited numbers of each size available though...
  • Blog button/badge:
  • If anyone gets lost, phone me on 0844975889

 

 

 

 

What

Keywords: technology, culture, open, new media, web 2.0, high-tech, hobby, inform, business, learn, coding, listen, collaborate, meet, share, discuss, socialise, interact, demonstrate, free, contemplate, consider, enjoy, marketing, watch, intellect, blog, geek, people, friends, colleagues, participate, curious, ad hoc, talk

 

A BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19-21, 2005. The concept has since spread from Amsterdam to Mumbai to Vienna. The first South African BarCamp was held in Cape Town during 15-16 July 2006. Its success prompted participants from Durban to start planning a local event, scheduled for November 2006.

 

A BarCamp is an informal, loosely structured conference (un-conference). Traditionally BarCamps are organised in a short time, with schedules being finalised on the day. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. There is no attendance fee, but the Rules of BarCamp encourage everyone to participate in some way. BarCamps bring together experts and newbies alike, business people and students. wino kredyt mieszkaniowy sprzedam mieszkanie sprzedam bilet

 

When

 

18 and 19 november. It's the weekend after the matric exams. We'll start 10h00.

 

Where

 

Port Natal have offered us their hall. This school has 512k DSL and decent iBurst signal, so bandwidth will not be a problem.

 

Cost

 

Mahala -- Free. There's no cost but a catch; you need to contribute something, ie. a speech or help with something.

 

 

Poster

 

Download the PDF (barcampposter-colour.pdf)

Organisers

Edrich De Lange -- Contact me on email or Jabber/Gtalk.if someone else would be nice !!

Ralfe Poisson

Johan Kohler

 

 

See BarCampDurbanOrganisation for more details

 

 

Sponsors

 

  • Colin Alston from Thusa will provide ADSL, cables and Wireless access points from Slipgate Systems.
  • Warwick Chapman from Thusa is sponsoring the second projector, a coffee maker and our T-shirts
  • Karl Schurmann from The Schurtek Group is sponsoring 100 A4 glossy colour posters
  • Maizey's Plastics Durban have sponsored the material for us to have our banners printed. Special thanks to Marius and Wayne on that one.

 

  • Mail me if you know of more sponsors

 

 

What We Need

 

  • a DSL Account to borrow (since we have a line)
  • Wireless router/Access point
  • Freedom Toaster (it would be fairly nice to have it there)
  • Some cables (the ADSL is about 90 m away from the hall)
  • PA System (not sure if I may use the school's yet)
  • T-shirts (preferably bright colors)
  • Coffee Sponsor -- I won't tolerate plastic coffee, so I think we should pitch in and buy some real coffee and say it's on the house. I can get the coffee at R65/Kg
  • Food Sponsor. I would like it if we could have some nice foods available, for lunch. Ideas?
  • A Tuckshop volunteer, someone to do all the sales
  • A projector or two (and an extra screen)
  • A laptop for presenters to use
  • Bar fridge
  • Cash (for odds and ends)
  • 5-odd Blank Mini-dv tapes
  • Lanyards
  • Logo thanx to johan
  • Advertising (mascots, media exposure)
  • Celebrity Starspeaker
  • Map to the venue see the schools website
  • Bottled water

 

Anything else we would like?

 

 

 

Venues

  • Yossi's in Davenport Rd might be nice for supper/lunch? It is a chilled, neat venue close to Port Natal and have/will have wifi. Management has tentatively also offered free coffee to all Bar Camp attendants.

 

Suggested talks

  • Drupal or other CMS
  • Web marketing strategies, search engine optimisation, etc.
  • South Africa's emerging blogosphere (war stories?)
  • Digital divide (projects?)
  • Geek toys (show and tell) (difficulty rating: 3/10)
  • Why we should switch to Windows Vista (difficulty rating: 10/10)
  • Durban's I.T. landscape - what happened to Digital Coast?

*

 

Talks

  • Python on Series 60 (Johan Kohler) Didn't get around to it :-(
  • Asterisk Open-Source PBX ( Gerrie Hurter ) (repeat the home-automation talk too?) Replacement talk given by Rodney
  • Nevow Athena bi-directional COMET web programming. (Colin Alston)
  • SQLAlchemy (Colin Alston)
  • The Inferno operating system (Ralph Moritz)
  • IRC server<->server protocols and related interesting stuff (Kieron Thwaites)
  • Open Source in Business and the Business of Open Source by Karl of OSM and The Schurtek Group
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4,Open Document Format,Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (Craig A. Adams) (no time :-()
  • Perl, possibly FreeBSD (Jonathan McKeown)
  • Howto make a "Walltop" [Alasdair McCall]
  • Web services (Jeremy Thurgood) - no time
  • eTux project William Kinghorn
  • add what you are available to talk about

 

Who's Talking About Us?

 

 

People Coming

(Please send me (Edd) a message when you add your name so that I can have your email address. See Organisers above)

 

KZN

 

Western Cape

 

 

Gauteng

 

 

Flights

People could probably arrange block flight tickets and save some cash on them. Please note: A bus trip from Cape Town is not a wise choice if you do it on the cheapest liner, as it takes a very uncomfortable 24 hours. (This public service announcement brought to you by Ralph.)

 

Lifts from JHB to DBN

**I have removed my number as I am constantly getting calls from people wanting lifts around the country and it's been nearly a year.

 

Karl Schurmann from The Schurtek Group will be in Johannesburg from the 10th to the 17th. Anyone needing a lift to Durban from Johannesburg or anywhere along the route... please phone Karl on 072 x xxx xxx to make arrangements.... he's not asking for any major money... maybe R100-R200 towards petrol and Tolls, and some good converstation... unfortunately he can't take you back, but at least your trip one way is cheaper and more comfortable than the bus... and a bang load cheaper than flying... Mango is advertising dirt cheap flights... the advertised prices only apply to the first 5 or 10 seats. Try it out and see... Fly Mango

 

People Needing accomodation

 

I will be seeing if the school's hostel would accommodate you, otherwise we could just use sleeping bags and sleep in the hall.

 

  • You?

 

 

Please if you talk about us, use the Tag, BarCampDurban

 

invitation email

 

1st Rule of Bar Camp: You do talk about BarCamp.

2nd Rule of Bar Camp: You do blog about BarCamp.

 

We invite your participation in BarCampDurban - a local version of the

world-wide phenomenon. A BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from

the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is

an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19-21,

2005. The concept has since spread from Amsterdam to Mumbai to Vienna.

The first South African BarCamp was held in Cape Town during 15-16 July

2006. Its success prompted participants from Durban to start planning a

local event, scheduled for November 2006.

 

A Bar Camp is an informal, loosely structured conference

(un-conference). Traditionally BarCamps are organised in a short time,

with schedules being finalised on the day. Anyone with something to

contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

There is no attendance fee, but the Rules of BarCamp encourage everyone

to participate in some way. BarCamps bring together experts and newbies

alike, business people and students.

 

Contribution in the form of sponsorship is very important to the BarCamp

format. Sponsors for the venue itself, internet access, presentation

equipment, and snacks are usually required. Sponsors usually get

exposure through the BarCamp website (see BarCampCapeTown for an

example), as well as through other channels such as blogs. One of the

BarCamp maxims read:

 

When you come, be prepared to share with barcampers.

When you leave, be prepared to share it with the world.

 

We hope you will consider participating in BarCampDurban. For more

information, refer to the following:

 

http://barcamp.org

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_camp

 

http://barcamp.org/BarCampDurban

http://barcamp.org/BarCampJohannesburg

http://barcamp.org/BarCampCapeTown

 

 

Mailing List

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