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Event Info


What : BarCamp Montreal #1

Where : 486 St. Catherine W., Suite 303 [Google Map]

When : Saturday, October 21, 2006. 9:30AM - 6PM




Link to: [BarCamp Montreal #2 (April 28, 2007)]






Article by Roberto Rocha - The Gazette








News and Blog.


Archived Old News




8:30am Setup crew meets
9:00am Registration Opens
9:30am Presentations begin
12:00pmLunch begins
1:00pm Lunch ends
6:00pm Presentations end, everybody helps cleanup
6:30pm Everybody goes for beers at istori (same building)


The BarCampMontreal1Schedule is now archived on this wiki.


What is BarCamp


BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering 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 must give a demo, a session, or help with one. All presentions 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.




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


You can learn more about BarCamp in this Wired Magazine article. There is another nice article here.


Official Sponsors


If you are interested in sponsoring BarCampMontreal, please let FredNgo know. Official sponsors receive a mention on the website, their logo printed on the t-shirt and the programme, and will have a chance to talk about their organization during the camp.



BarCampMontreal Language Policy


The language policy of BarCampMontreal is simple, and reflects Montreal’s bilingual heritage.


All written materials from BarCampMontreal (wiki, handouts, etc.) will be in both official languages of French and English. All texts are written and translated by participants. If you should spot any inconsistencies in the wiki, please help out by contributing corrections.


Individual speakers are encouraged to present in either of the official languages in which they are most comfortable. It is not required to have real-time translation. It is appreciated if any handouts and notes provided are in both official languages, though not required.


Individual participants are always encouraged to talk about BarCampMontreal, blog about BarCampMontreal, or contribute in some other way via their personal websites, blogs, etc. in any language of their own choosing.




  • Where do we park?
    • There is street parking on St. Catherine, and there are parking lots nearby... But we recommend coming by metro (McGill) if possible!


  • How many meeting areas (and, therefore, concurrent sessions) will be available? How many people can each space accommodate?
    • There is one large loft of approximately 2000 sq.ft. We should be able to accomodate 50-60 people in this space.


  • Will there be restrictions on the wireless access (port 80 only, e.g., which impacts back channel communications, etc.)?
    • Ile Sans Fil will be taking care of the wireless internet access. There are no restrictions that are known.


  • Is this a one day only event?
    • Yes. For the first BarCamp, let's keep it intimate and simple.


  • Can attendees request their shirt size?
    • Shirts will be ordered on the day of the event. No sense to make a bunch of random-sized shirts!



  • Any chance of getting lunch donated and brought in? (So much time can be lost with people disbursing in the neighborhood to find food)
    • A simple catered lunch is planned. Free!


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