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BarCampLA 7

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  • The Fine Art of Troubleshooting Anything with Douglas E. Welch - Video




Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2009

OTX Research

10567 Jefferson Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

[Google Maps] [Photos]

NEW: [Parking Details!]


Cost: Totally free!



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We Make It Happen


Your hosts


And wonderful volunteers

  • James Cooper
  • Jane Lee - costco again? xD
  • Jim Bumgardner - Nerd with hands
  • Austin Passy - Helping hands??
  • Vaughn Hannon - Bringing coolers, showing up for setup, anything else?
  • Travis Savo, Amanda Abelove, Demi Pietchell, and about 12 friends. Bringing the stylish drinks and the setup crew in force!
  • Jason Porath - helping to setup, also presenting about the history of nipple removal in feature films on Sunday
  • Madeline Wright- friendly food wrangler
  • Richard Nevins - 9am isn't really that early! New to BarCampLA, and figure this is a good way to get started.
  • Nicole DeRuiter - Another n00b with helping hands.
  • Rob Olague
  • Your name could go here!


With special thanks to...





BarCamp is committed to keeping planning transparent and simple. Our planning wiki is at BarCampLA-7 Planning



Why should I do this?

To learn, meet people who share different interests, contribute, and push yourself and your thinking.



BarCampLA Schedule


Saturday May 2, 2009


  • 11:00am - Show up, drink coffee (5 Gallons o' Peets coming), meet your fellow campers, and get your session on the wall.
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch is served. Grab some food and head into the main hall for quick intros and opening remarks. get your session on the wall if you haven't yet.
  • 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm - Sessions
  • 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm - Sessions
  • 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm - Sessions
  • Snack
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm - Sessions
  • 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm - Sessions
  • 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm - Sessions
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner and Drinks (we have a keg and some other refreshments donated, you are welcome to bring more)
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm BarCamp After-Hours
  • 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm 3rd BarCampLA Acoustic Music Jam
    •      Bring your guitar, horn, percussion and other instruments and let's jam!


Sunday May 3, 2009


  • 10:00 am - Roll in and have coffee and breakfast with us
  • 11:00 am to 11:45 am - Sessions
  • 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm - Sessions
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm - Sessions
  • 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm - Sessions
  • 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm - Sessions
  • 5:00 pm - Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 pm - Clean up and Tear Down (This goes really fast if we have lots of help, so please stay for 15-20 mins, makes a huge difference for us)





If you are thinking about attending, add your name, website, and a possible session below.


To add your name and talk to the list below, scroll up to the top of this page, click "Edit Page", add your name, website, and potential talk topic to the bottom of the list here, and click "Save". If you have problems with this system, send your info to help (at) barcampla (dot) org and we'll add you.




  Name Talk subject (if speaking)





1 Jason Cosper   Y Y
2 Jeremy Kitchen   Y Y
3 Chris Darbro   Y Y
4 Bronwyn Lewis Social Media for Social Change (rough draft) Y Y
5 xtine   
6 Vaughn Hannon Collaborative building in 3D space Y Y
7 Joe Crawford jQuery something? (email with suggestions); Kindle tricks(?) Y


8 Jeremiah Cohick TBD Y N
9 Scott Kelley Go Play Outside ! Y Y
10 Shana Rapaport   Y Y
11 Liam Johnson TBD Y Y
12 Alexandra Mokh   Y Y
13 Dante Lanznaster TBD Y Y
14 Nicole McCleaf   Y Y
15 Ilya Haykinson Intro to Hadoop; possibly HBase; Y Y
16 Al Pavangkanan   Y


17 Glenn Zucman My So-called Second Life Y N
18 Douglas E. Welch The Fine Art of Troubleshooting Anything Y Y
19 Glenn Bennett   Y Y
20 Desdemona Bandini   Y Y
21 Jane Lee TBD Y Y
22 Eric Hammond How to use the BarCampLA open wifi network securely with EC2 Y Y
23 Steve Riekeberg TBD Y ?
24 Terri Haber Hacking AIBO with Linux Y Y
25 Sam Haber Scotch Talk + tasting, ages 21 and up Y Y
26 Scott Stout TBD Y Y
27 Susan Kitchens  Birthing Digital (Portable Digital Audio Recorders). 
28 Gregory Ferenstein Our Brave New Wiki-World Y ?
29 Travis Savo  TBD Y Y
30 Demi Pietchell TBD Y Y
31 Cyril Rickelton-Abdi    N
32 Deborah Shadovitz SiteGrinder - Creating websites directly from your Photoshop document! I just reviewed it for Macworld and fell in love with it. My review is here. And this is the SiteGrinder product page. Y N
33 Steven Roussey TBD Y N
34 Ethan Bauley Digital Media Economics and Business Design For "Social Media Experts" That Don't Know What They're Talking About N Y
35 Michael Dorausch Better Posture for Better Blogging and online Mischief Y Y
36 Dave LaFontaine
Emerging visual language in UGC/viral videos around the world Y  Y
37 Janine Warner TBD Y Y
38 Miguel Hernandez TBD (maybe something like Drupal for beginners) Y Y
39 Jonathan LeBlanc

A Look into Yahoo! Open Technologies - "SELECT * FROM Internet" using YQL & Building Your Own Search Service with BOSS

40 Heather VanRheenen     
41 Tommi Virtanen That's Not a Cloud, That's Just Smog -- reasonable, down to earth (no head in clouds) advice about scaling, computing in the cloud, and all that jazz. Y Y
42 Skot Carruth   
43 Emerson Taymor   
44 David Davis   Y N
45 sean percival   
46 emad      
47 Jonathan Strauss  URLs are the new Cookies 
48 Tony Adam Drive By's and High Five's - 9 Steps to winning 'em over Y Y
49 Andrew Lin  Confessions of a Media Junkie (specifically, why the CPM measurement in online media buying is dying and how you can help) 
50 Steve Boyett Copyleft; TBD Y Y
51 Micki Krimmel I might do my talk from web 2.0 "WWCMD: What Would the Community Manager Do?" OR I can teach you how to play roller derby. N



52 Mack Reed Possible Silverlight mapping shenanigans Y Y
53 Dennis Wilen    M M
54 Lucas Magasweran   
55 Rachel Kilgore   
56 Shannon Ramsay   Y Y
57 Bino Gopal   Y Y
58 Jason DeFillippo   Y Y
59 Dan Tentler Kinesics? Peoplehacking? My talk is nowhere near done. Unlikely. Y Y
60 Sean Bonner   Y Y
61 Anthony Lineberry Binary Reverse Engineering, Vulnerability Research, kernel hacking, etc Y Y
62 Patrick Maginn   Y N
63 Bronwen Liggitt   Y Y
64 Jay Bushman   Y Y
65 Kris Kowal  Server-side, interoperable JavaScript NARWHALS!
66 Ken Kowal  Steam-powered Cars
67 Guy Incognito anonymity, privacy and social networking Y Y
68 Eric Schlissel Maybe something about your mother and social networking. Y


69 Jessica Lee   Y Y
70 Simon Gornick tips to help you monetize your UG videos Y Y
71 Allison Pitts   Y Y
72 Murriel technology for non-profits Y Y
73 Paige Craig UPDATED - I'm OUT OF TOWN, Sad to miss y'all N
74 Ed Kochanowski   N Y
75 Jim Krenz   Y


76 Jerry Schuman TBD Y Y
77 Olivier de Gaudemar   Y



78 Martin Bosworth Depends on if the mood strikes me or not Y  
79 Mark Krynsky I suppose I can discuss Lifestreaming Y N
80 Andy Sternberg aggregatin' your BarCampLA experience (but not talking) Y Y
81 Tj McClearin    Y  
82 Aviva Mohilner Lemme think about it a bit... I'll have my people call your people. Y Y
83 Shen D Purple Tide A Wordpress powered surf report - If anyone wants to do a tag team wordpress event contact me! Y Y
84 Saba Nosrati   Y Y
85 Astrid Phillips   N Y
86 Geoffrey emery   Y y
87 Greg Cohn   Y M
88 Jason Porath Either "Misappropriation of Japanese language for fun and profit using ateji" or "A short history of digital boner removal." Y Y
89 Alex Smolen   Y Y
90 Curtis Cunningham 


91 Michael Price  Game theory 
92 Nick Dynice
  Y Y
93 John Vincenti   Y Y
94 Bhaskar Manam Info Security Y M
95 Ben Mendelson Intetractive Television Y Y
96 Diego Montalvo BuildaSearch.com - Building a real-time search in 5 minutes. Y M
97 Allis Markham   Y Y
98 Dustin Luther   Y M
99 Varoujan Bedirian
Y ?
100 Courtney Beldon   Y Y

Christine Stounor

  y y
102 Todd Stoudnor   y y
103  Neil Vidyarthi  open application platform top 50s are always 50+% games 
104 Hao Hoang   Y Y
105 Matthew Amsden   Y Y
106 Chris Ellerby   Y Y
107  Josephine Liang    Y
108  Mike Perez   
109  Chelsea Johnson   
110 Wesley Spikes   Y Y
111 Ian Shakil   M M
112  Woody Pewitt   
113 Dave Wilson Anyone doing a talk about Augmented Reality? Y M
114 Steve Raymond
I can probably only drop by towards the end of the day on Sat Y N
115 Michelle Thatcher   Y N
116 Steve Peters
Alternate Reality Games and Full Media storytelling in general Y M
117 Nick Marshall   Y Y
118  Wm. Marc Salsberry  Photography: Social Media - Making People Look Good Increases Traffic
119  Mark Dienger  
120  Lynn Langit  I'd rather listen, and I think you'd like that better too :) 
121 Austin Passy WordPress evangelist? Y M
122 Jeana Juice ♥ Y M
123 Jason Yosinski   Y M
124 Robert Edwards oneminutewordpress.com talk, or Rapid Prototyping M M
125 Eliot Phillips

I said what what

126 Ganesha Bhaskara   Y Y
127 Rutger Hensel   Y Y
128 Hung Q. Tran   M Y
129 Matteo Sirio   Y N
130 Todd Stoudnor   Y Y
131 Ted Hekman Getting exposure to your resume and personal brand (my company recruits for .com startups and we are building www.resumebucket.com) Y M
132  Cassandra Elwell  I'm a great listener- and will chime in if I feel I can contribute to a topic. (I fit more in the "desire to learn" category than the "presenter" category)
133 Brendon Macaraeg If anyone is interested in learning about Xbox Media Center (the open source software that turns an old school Xbox into a media center and is the basis upon which Boxee is based on)  I could present it and talk about how to mod an old school Xbox to run it, cost involved and effort behind that. Otherwise looking forward to some of the other presentations! Y M
134 blackfeathers   y m
135  Rob Liendo   
136 Dan Yoder

REST, Resource Oriented Architecture, Why It Matters

Please let me know if this topic is of interest to you.

137 Scott Sangster   Y N
138 Darrell Noice   M M
139 Michael Pusateri Preserving meat:  Why & How M M
140 Toivo Lainevool Could do something on Contextual Advertising Y Y
141 Jim Bumgardner Process Music, Mechanical Instruments and Processing.  Also Mind-reading with Google, Flickr Hacks, Stoopid Twitter Tricks and other nerdery upon request. Y N
142  Justin LaJoie   
143  Brad Gilreath  Social Agenda Pricing and Your Services 
144 Al Porotesano   Y Y
145  Cris Dobbins    M
146 Anjali Taneja TBD, maybe socialmedia + health + healthcare reform + CureThis? M N
147 Mitch Krayton The Gift of Effective Presentations Y N
148 Prudence Brady volunteer: I can help with setting up or making Jello shots Y M
149 Megan Enloe   Y Y
150 Ian and Lucinda (age 2) Rogers  Kids Music That Doesn't Suck N Y
151  Kelly Hwang    Y N
152 Erin Kilpatrick   Y Y
153  Christopher Miller    M M
154 Kariz Matic Resources for the upcoming Bike to Work Week (unless you want to learn to knit, crochet or sew instead, in which case, let me know so i can bring my stuff for practice) Y N
155 Madeline Wright TBD Y Y
156  Mark Sandstrom   
157 Hilary McHone My life as an Agent in Ford's Fiesta Movement (Ford's use of social media in marketing) M Y
158 Scott Zeitz   Y M
159  Mark Politi  Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations and Travel
160 Bryan Landers   Y M
161 Richard Hilton Lucid Dreaming: a Vehicle for your Soul Y Y
162 Richard Nevins Microblogging and Identity Performance Y N
163 Gary Kosman   Y M
164 Dan Benyamin Let's build an open source web-TV thing! Y N
165 Cindy Cheng None.  I'll be listening a lot as a 1st timer.  Looking forward to it! M Y
166 Benjamin Satterfield Really interested in talking about iPhone & iPod apps and peripherals Y Y
167 Trace Richardson   Y Y
168 Daynah   N Y
169 Al Morita   N Y
170 Adam Wright TBD/something on Zombies! Another first timer, really looking forward to this as well! M M
172 Francine Kizner No topic in mind just yet... may just help with setup Y M
173  Elaina Redmond  
174 Lucas Gonze Net-born songs / future of streaming music N Y
175 Brady Brim-DeForest
Web Television and the Future of Hollywood Y M
176 Nicole DeRuiter Continuing the 1st timers log :) Y M
177 Rob Olague   Y M
178 Dallas Legan Bash scripting: taking it to the next level Y Y
179  Ari Lerner  Taking clouds computing to the people. Using PoolParty to describe and build complex architecture in with an easy, sleek DSL 
180 Lisa Liu Will bring my ears. I'd like to learn more about digital media. Y M
181  Tricia Glenn   
182 Jeffrey Yee   Y M
183 Venkata Pingali   Y M
184 Hung Q Tran   Y M
185 David Noble Return of the Command Line: Typing and Texting Interfaces Y Y
186 Stephen Brown iPhone Keyboards and peripherals Y M
187 George Gearhart Ninja N Y
188 Jinsoo An TBD (maybe UX-related stuff)    
189 Mike Dotta   Y M
190 Josh Stomel Talk about ResumeBucket.com and chat about the current trend on the So. Ca hiring trends.... Give some tips and more -) N Y
191 Danny Bowe Assist with Corporate Espionage - game play Y M
192 Alistair Jeffs Listener and contributor    
    Please right-click here and select Row > Insert Row Before to add yourself.  Please don't delete these helpful instructions! Thank you! :) Y N





Satellite Campgrounds


Since we unfortunately can't camp at our venue, people have graciously offered up crash space for out of town BarCampers. If you can provide space, or are seeking space to crash while in town, please check out this section.


If you are seeking space, please contact one of the volunteer barcamping hosts listed below for space availability and details.


LA BarCamping Host(s) Number They Can Accommodate Best Method to Contact
Bronwyn Lewis 2-4 (1 couch, 1 air matress, +floor space)

if you don't have my cell/IM, then...

email: me at bronwyn lewis dot com

twitter: @bronwyn

Paige Craig 4 (3 couches, 1 guest bedroom for 1 person or 2 to share)

@paigecraig or paigecraig@gmail.com

if u don't know me, get introduced via a friend


Sam and Terri Haber 1 Futon (for 1-2 people) @Janric or Sam dot Haber at gmail






What to bring

  • Laptop + power brick
  • A love for technology
  • Cool stuff to share with new friends
  • Jello shots
  • Whiskey
  • Werewolf cards
  • New ideas, new product demos
  • Business/Trading Cards
  • Your favorite random game pieces


Code of Conduct

Yeah, we don't like rules either, that's why we kept these short. These apply to both BarCamps and the Geek Dinners. Please review so we can all have a good time. BarCampLA Code of Conduct



  • Do I have to come with a presentation? Not necessarily. Barcamp is about participation. And a presentation can be about a lot of things. Demo a new product. Share a methodology. Participate in a panel. Suggest a topic. Make jello shots, host werewolf or bring your Wii and some games.


Scotch Tasting

If anyone wants to make it to the scotch tastings, a few quick reminders:

  • The talk is for folk ages 21+. Make sure to have an ID with you.
  • We will have plastic "glasses", but if you have a decent scotch glass, feel free to bring one.
  • Like last BCLA, the talk is going to feature 3 bottles: one peaty, one oaky, and one sherry cask.
  • While the talk is about how to scotch on a budget, 3 bottles of scotch aren't cheap any way you spin it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Feel free to let me (Sam: @Janric on twitter) know if you have any questions or comments.



Help Us Get the Word Out!

Here's the boiler plate:**

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.


All attendees should be prepared to give a demo, run a session, or help with one. 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.


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



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