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BarCampOxford

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BarCamp Oxford 2011

 

 

10-11 September 2011, University Club, Mansfield Road, Oxford

 

There will be a BarCamp in Oxford again in 2011!

 

This time it will be BarCamp ApacheOxford, so it has a different webpage.

 

 

Click here for more information about BarCamp Oxford 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Out-of-date content from 2010: do not edit!

 

 

 

BarCamp Oxford 2010

 

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25-26th June, University Club, Mansfield Road, Oxford

OSS Watch have teamed up with Torchbox to run a BarCamp in Oxford in June. The fun will start on the evening of June 25th with a geeky meal followed by pub, the real action commences at 10am on Saturday the 26th June. Footy fans will be pleased to hear that at 15:00 the telly will go on and the bar will open; there will be areas more suitable for those who don't appreciate the beautiful game. If you'd like to join in the fun then please add you name and details to the table below in the Attendees section (use right click to add a row if required). This year the BarCamp follows on from the TransferSummit so there will be some extra folks staying on for the BarCamp fun. See The H Article about the TransferSummit and Barcamp.

ATTENDEES: follow @barcampoxford on Twitter (or use the tag #barcampoxford to join in), and join the Google Group. That way we can all keep each other informed, about resources, planning, requests for  help/crash space etc.

SPONSORS: A big thank you to our sponsors for making the Barcamp possible:

  • OSS Watch
  • Torchbox
  • Alfresco
  • Open Source Consortium
  • Bunnyfoot
  • Squizzle
  • SUS-IT

Details

Venue and overview

(See the bottom of this page for a map showing walking routes to the venue)

The venue is the University Club, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ, 01865 271 044. It's booked for the Saturday, but we will kick off on Friday evening with drinks and a meal in Oxford (details below). The unconference will happen during Saturday daytime. For those planning to turn up on Friday night, the venue offers accommodation at a reasonable rate, but availability is very limited and must be booked well in advance; check availability here. There are also plenty of other cheap options for overnight accommodation in Oxford (including couch surfing for free, see below).

A map showing the centre of oxford, with walking routes to the venue from the rail and main bus stations, the hotels suggested in the "accommodation" section, and from the Park & Ride bus stops.

Friday Evening

For anyone arriving early, we'll be meeting for a meal, and then drinks in one of Oxford's best pubs afterwards. Do come along if you're in town! More details on the Friday night below.

Meals on Saturday

Food will be provided on Saturday at the venue, thanks to our kind sponsors. More details to follow.

Themes

BarCamps are ultimately themed by the attendees: what you want to present, the BarCamp will host.

We'd love for this event to allow academic/hacker types to meet up with the vibrant and highly active geek community in Oxford, the county and beyond. Our intention is to make geek connections between projects in the academic and business sectors.

BarCamps are supposed to be fun, informative and useful. Whilst we do not intend to limit the kinds of topics you can discuss we are deliberately marketing the event to people with interests in one or more of the following:

  • Open development techniques and practices
  • Web 2.0 style data mashups
  • Use of and engagement with The Apache Software Foundations projects

Schedule

It's up to you. Here's the suggested framework. We will fill in the details at the start of play.

  • 09:00 set-up/get-in
  • 09:30 registration (say hello, make name badge, get swag/loot etc)
  • 10:00: After a brief introductory talk, the schedule will be decided by us all at the start of the event. How it works is that we scribble down topics we're interested in and hold them up. If others are interested we then pick a slot on the programme (single or double). It's all very flexible and as topics emerge there is often splitting and lumping and reorganizing. If a session is really going strong at the end of its slot then folks simply decamp and carry on elsewhere, having free'd the room for the next slot. The schedule is expected to morph during the day
  • 11:00 First slots
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:00 Oxford walkabout- see the dreaming spires
  • 15:00 Downstairs TV & bar for world cup footy coverage. It is likely to get noisy. Upstairs will remain available for sessions.
  • 17:00 Closing session
  • 17:15 clean up and off to pub

Here is an example of the schedule from last year's barcamp. This years will become available on Flickr tagged #barcampoxford if someone takes photos.

Barcamps need you!

Unconferences consist of and depend on you, the attendee! BarCamp Oxford needs:

  • People!
  • Network bits and pieces, projectors, stationery
  • Offers of basic help, setting stuff up
  • Offers of crash space for out-of-town visitors, on Friday and maybe Saturday 

You can visit the StuffWeNeed page for ideas of what to help with, or drop us a line (see top of this page). When you've thought of something something, simply say what next to your details in the Attendees table below.

We also need more sponsorship! If you know of a company or individual who'd be interested in sponsoring BarCamp Oxford 2010, then get in touch! We have a leaflet summarizing BarCamp sponsorship (PDF) that you can send potential new sponsors, but it'd be good if you could also let us know, so we can keep track of who has been asked. See the sponsors page.

Attendance at the BarCamp is Free, but normal BarCamp rules will apply, most importantly all attendees will be expected to particpate in an active way. Ways to contribute include:

  • present (informally or formally) about your favourite project
  • hack together a mashup with other attendees systems
  • play devils advocate in a lively debate
  • have a drink with someone you have never met before

Help publicise the event

Stick the logo on your site and link to us: 30px 50px 100px 400px SVG

You could help by telling people about the event, or by putting up this poster. (someone needs to update this for 2010, volunteers please)

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • All the chargers/cables you'll need
  • A plugboard(powerstrip) to make sure we have enough sockets
  • If you're using a Mac for a presentation, VGA adapters
  • Spare battery (if you have one)
  • Camera
  • Sleeping materials - sleeping bag, pillow and toiletries (if you are using our crash spaces - see below)
  • An idea for a session, presentation, talk or hacking. Whatever, it's your choice. Just make it happen.
  • Something from StuffWeNeed to help the day go smoothly
  • A smile
  • ...?

Crash space

Geeks from out of town will be in need of crash space on Friday 25. Please put your name down if you can offer someone a piece of floor. Anyone without crash space sorted should let it be known at the meal on Saturday, and we can pair people up then.

Catering

We'll be providing snacks and drinks througout the day. Lunch will be provided with plenty of vegetarian options, let us know via the google group (see above) if you have any special requirements.

There is a bar in the venue and we've asked for it to be opened at 3pm. I'm sure there will be a bunch of us heading off for food and more beer in the evening, so  all your needs should be catered for.

On the Friday evening before, we're going for an evening meal, followed by drinks in a nearby pub. See below.

On the Saturday evening, after the event has finished, many of us will carry on the discussions into the night in a nearby pub. Do stay to join us if you can!

Friday Night Meal

On the Friday evening before the BarCamp, we're going to Camera, a restaurant in the centre of Oxford. Everyone attending the BarCamp is invited to join us!

From 6.30pm - Anyone arriving early is invited to meet in the Royal Blenheim pub. It's on St Ebbes Street, near the Westgate Centre

7.30pm - Dinner at Camera , an Asian Fusion restaurant on St Ebbes Street (over the road from the Royal Blenheim). They're doing us a very nice set menu for £15 a head, made up of a selection of Chinese and Thai dishes. A vegetarian set menu is is provided. Please let us know via the Google Group if you have any dietary requirements.

 

From 10pm-ish - We'll return to the Royal Blenheim pub, and continue with the discussions over some nice beer!

 

Travel & Accomodation

Full setails can be found below the attendees list.

 

Attendees

Attendee numbers are limited owing to funding for things like catering. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors we have managed to increase the maximum attendance from 50, so we're please to report that everyone who has registered below will have a space.

Also mention what you can bring to the party - take a look at StuffWeNeed. Everyone at a barcamp will speak or contribute somehow, but if you can offer extra bits and bobs then that'd be great.

Finally, if you don't want to get a pbwiki account, then just email us and we'll put you on it.

  NameEmail / homepage / Twitter

 

If you can help, say howCrash space? (have or need)

Notes

(including comments on topics

you want to see discussed or will discuss)

1 Ross Gardler (OSS Watch / ASF) info@oss-watch.ac.uk organizer  

* Apache Wookie (Incubating)

* Cooperation between academic and private sector projects

* Understanding open development

 

2 Nick Burch (Alfresco / ASF)   organizer    
3 J-P Stacey (Torchbox) jp.stacey@gmail.com organizer 2-3

Would love to discuss Continuous Integration testing, unit testing, Selenium, Hudson etc.

(Can only be there for morning) 

4 Sylwia Presley (Voice) sylwia.presley@gmail.com /http://sylwiapresley.com organizer  

 

5 Andrew Godwin andrew@aeracode.org Organiser   I do a lot of Python, Django and JavaScript, and increasingly more Arduino stuff. I have at least one talk, about an internet-powered snow machine.
6 Steve Lee (Full Measure, OSS Watch, Mozilla/GNOME Accessibility)

steve@fullmeasure.co.uk

http://fullmeasure.co.uk

@SteveALee

Organiser

 

Anything on Open Accessibility and/or Open Development. Interested in anything else really but especially Python or Web.
7 Gianugo Rabellino g.rabellino@sourcesense.com    
Open Development, distributed vs. centralized SCM, Apache Way, Software Sustainability
 8
 Alexander Dutton
barcamp@alexdutton.co.uk
 
 Yes (out of town)

 Semantic web, Python, Django, open data

9 Matthew Thorne matthew.thorne@chilisoft.co.uk Can bring a projector (twitter wall again?), flip chart pads stationary etc. Can also help set up on the day  

I am the co-organiser of Oxford Geek Jam, Oxford's only freestyle coding event and Code Dojo. http://www.oxfordgeekjam.net

 

Also c++ and Java programmer.

10

Matt Wood

 

     

Cloud computing, open data, science at petabyte scale, developer productivity.

 

+1 for cloud computing

11

Arfon Smith

arfon.smith@astro.ox.ac.uk Can bring projector    Citizen science, open data, open science, software in science
12 Andrew Savory barcampoxford@andrewsavory.com     Open mobile stuff
13 Noirin Shirley 

noirin@apache / twitter.com/noirins

     
14 Adrian Howard

adrianh@quietstars.com

http://quietstars.com

@adrianh

Can bring stickies, power cords, mac VGA adapters.    Happy to rant about agile, UX, automated testing, and perl.
15 Rich Quick rich@klowd [d o t] co [d o t] uk Might be able to sponsor Needed Design, HTML emails, Expression Engine, Business, APIs
16 Sander van der Waal

sander.vanderwaal [at] oucs.ox.ac.uk

@sandervdwaal

  1-2  
17 Oleg Lavrovsky

http://oleg.utou.ch

@loleg

  1 couch Cloud hosting for projects, dynamic languages and document oriented databases, business & legal issues in open source, MeeGo, Maemo, Mozilla Mobile and Raindrop
18 Adrian Sutton

adrian@symphonious.net

http://www.symphonious.net/

@ajsutton

Squishy toys?  

WYSIWYG editing

JavaScript testing

Test/Build in the cloud

OpenSource business models (mostly by counter-example)

19 Jodi Crisp

crispjodi@gmail.com

http://jodi.freeshell.org

@squirmelia

   

 

 

 

 

20 Nigel Crawley

www.nigelcrawley.co.uk

@ni

     
21 Peter Barnes

http://blog.scruffian.net

@scruffian_peej 

Ethernet switch, cables   Quick wins for making a site more mobile friendly, linked data, using mod_security ( happy to say a few words on the last)
22   Peter Jones  peterbjones [at] yahoo [dot] com   Needed, travelling up from London I'm interested in the discovery of digital resources, such as smartphone apps, using tagging metadata on social networks.
23 Nava Whiteford
new at sgenomics.org
     
24 Eamonn Neylon
@eneylon
   
 
25 Alistair Hann alistair dot hann at gmail     
 
26 Paul Squires
@paulsq
     
27          
28 Marcus Povey  @mapkyca / marcus at dushka dot co dot uk  Happy to help organise and run event during the day     
29 Dan Hagon
@axiomsofchoice
     
30 Adrian Tucker
 
   
 
31 Val Redchenko
lazyval@gmail.com
help setting things up, moving things
 
something geeky and cool
32 Nasir Jamal

http://nasir.wordpress.com

http://github.com/nasj

@_nasj

    Anything related with programming like Coding Dojo, Ruby, Rails, Python, Clojure, Programming Methodologies, TDD/BDD, Code Sense (i.e. writing good code), etc.
33 Aidan McGuire

aidan at scraperwiki dot com http://www.opensourceconsortium.org

 

 

Sponsor    Hoping to persuade some or all of you to join the Open Source Consortium, the UK trade association and campaigning group 
34 Matthew Atkinson (also at TransferSummit) @matatk ; M.T.Atkinson at lboro dot ac dot uk ; http://sus-it.lboro.ac.uk/ ; http://mta.agrip.org.uk/  Happy to run or contribute to sessions.  Would most like to talk about Sus-IT and how being open is key to the project; could demo concept work.  Could also talk about making Quake accessible to blind gamers (including game-modding and some level-editing stuff), but most likely will only be able to show examples of, and seek to emphasise, the Sus-IT design work on the day. Interests: making technology more accessible (including to older people, via the Sus-IT project);  novel assistive technologies; open-source assistive technologies and accessible games.  Ethical implications of adaptive systems - particularly wrt accessibility needs and security.
35 "Karen" Yunqiu Li (also at TransferSummit) K.Y.Li at lboro dot ac dot uk ; http://sus-it.lboro.ac.uk/
Happy to run or contribute to sessions.  Would also love to talk about Sus-IT and demo concept work, as well as the technical ("adaptive accessibility") and social (privacy, UX) matters.
Working on Sus-IT project to make ICTs more accessible for older people -- well, all of us really!  Open-source assistive technology frameworks. Ethical implications of adaptive systems - particularly wrt accessibility needs and security.
36 Stormy Peters
 
    The Gnome Foundation
37 Fran Boon
http://eden.sahanafoundation.org
Would love to run a session on hacking for Sahana
 Yes (out of town)
Humanitarian FOSS, GeoSpatial, Mobile Apps, Merging data from heterogenous systems
38
Inigo Surguy

http;//surguy.net/

@inigos

   
Metadata, semantics, Open Science, Scala
39
Nik Roberts

http://www.versantus.co.uk

@versantus

     
40
Roger Mathew

http://www.rogermathew.co.uk

@bluefrogprince

     
41  Shamal Faily 

shamal.faily@comlab.ox.ac.uk

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/people/Shamal.Faily

@ShamalFaily

Happy to run or contribute to sessions, and help setup.  Interested in UX and integration with secure software engineering.  

Research interests in:

* tools and methods for designing usable and secure software systems.

* applying innovation models to software system design.

C++ code monkey in past life. Reincarnated as Python code monkey. 

42
Ze Stuart
ze at redcortex dot net
     
43  Brent Hodgson   Brent@ukf.net Would like to demo both hardware and software for eye tracking    Interested in Open Source 
44
Robert Burrell Donkin (ASF)

[signed up through transfer summit, limited typing ATM so better to txt 0752-five-64-five-143]

Happy to help but need to rest right arm
Somewhere for Friday and Saturday, please Lots
45  Miles Berry  mberry at bcs.org / milesberry.net / @mberry     

[Staying on from the Transfer Summit]

Happy to demo Scratch, open source visual programming for young people. 

46-47 Justin Erenkrantz (+ 1 person) justin at erenkrantz.com / @jerenkrantz  Snacks!  
[Staying on from TransferSummit] Anything at all... ; am bringing four other colleagues
48 Chris J. Davis cjd at myintarweb.com / @chrisjdavis Rapier Wit   OSS, Design, Community
49 J. Aaron Farr farra at apache.org / @jaaronfarr Happy to help with whatever I can.     
50 Michael Cronshey michael.cronshey at gmail.com more snacks!    

 

We are also accepting registrations via the TransferSummit/UK website, at the last count there were 31 attendees registered there.

 

Anyone registering below this line should be aware that food may be limited for you. Of course there is an answer to this problem, if you bring some snacks with you there will be more to go around. So anyone below this line will be expected to bring some additional food and drinks.

51  Kevin Carmody
ringmain at gmail.com 
Looks like I'm on the snacks side of the line ;)
 
Openness, society and geeky stuff.
52 Yousif Masoud
yousif.masoud [at] gmail [dot] com
 
Yes (out of town)
Formal Language Theory, User experience, JavaScript, MVC frameworks 
53 Jon Leighton j at jonathanleighton.com     Maybe a talk about Rails 3 (will have to think about whether that could conceivably be interesting to non-Rails developers though...)
54 Alex Hagon alex dot hagon at gmail      
           
56 Julian Cheal  @juliancheal    No  Ruby developer, working at a University. Interested in RFID and Arduinos. 
57 Samuel Klein
@metasj, @sj on identi.ca
  Yes
Data, free knowledge, and education geek.  OLPC director.
58 Tim Blair

http://tim.bla.ir/

@timblair

Snacks it is!
  Just getting into hardware hacking with Arduino and linking it to the web.
59 Daniel Vaughan  @DanielVaughan  Food  No  Google Web Toolkit, NoSQL especially neo4j, Alfresco 
60 Tim Dobson @tdobson http://tdobson.net

om nom nom.

More snacks for everyone means more snacks for me!

I'll bring some!

got hotel *cool stuff that I haven't heard about yet.
61 Oliver Jenkins oliver@maximuscle.com Some bars and drinks   Customer profiling and general web development

 

 

Travel

From airports:

Heathrow and Gatwick:  There is a good bus service direct to Oxford's central Gloucester Green station; see here 

Stansted:  There are indirect services run by National Express, through London or Heathrow Airport; see here 

Birmingham:  There is a frequent rail service from Birmingham International Airport to Oxford Rail Station; see here

For details of travel from other airports, please contact the airport for information.

Travel by rail:

Trains to Oxford all arrive at Oxford Rail Station.  For details of trains, please see here

Travel by inter-city bus:

Buses to Oxford generally stop near the centre of the city, often at the Gloucester Green bus station.  Some services also stop slightly further from the centre, in Oxpens Road.

From London specifically:

Bus:  two services run frequently; the Oxford Tube and the Oxford Express. Travel time is around 2 hours. 

Rail:  trains run from London Paddington, and take around 1 hour (though some stop more often, taking around 1.5 hours).  See here

By car:

On-street parking is difficult to find in Oxford, and is limited to 1 or 2-hours.  Some details can be found here.  

There are also some car parks where a car can be left all day for a fee (see the above link).  The most convenient locations for the venue are at Gloucester Green and Worcester Street. 

There are also park-and-ride services, but please be warned that these stop in early evening on Sunday.  See here.

Getting to the venue:

Taxis are available at both the rail station and Gloucester Green bus station.  By foot, the venue is around 10 minutes from the centre of the city, 15 minutes from Gloucester Green bus station, and around 25 from the rail station.  Please see the map in the next section. 

Buses from the rail station to the city centre are available, and cut the walk to around 10 minutes.  Services include the S3, which runs from the station to George Street during the day; seehere.

Map of Oxford

A map showing the centre of oxford, with walking routes to the venue from the rail and main bus stations, the hotels suggested in the "accommodation" section, and from the Park & Ride bus stops.

Accomodation

These are some suggestions for accommodation in Oxford. 

  1. Parklands B&B:  reportedly reasonable.  Around a 20-minute walk from the venue, or a 5-minute bus ride plus a 10-minute walk.  Around £90 per room per night. 
  2. Rewley House (University's Continuing Education Dept.):  offers quite basic, inexpensive accomodation.  Around a 15-minute walk from the venue.  Roughly £65 per room per night. 
  3. Best Western Linton Lodge Hotel:  no personal reports, but reasonable location similar to that of Parklands B&B.  Around £60-£70 per room per night. 
  4. Holiday Inn Pear Tree:  good accommodation, but less convenient location,  on the northern outskirts of the city, by the ring road.  The Pear Tree Park & Ride service runs from near the hotel, reaching the centre of Oxford in 10 minutes; the venue is a further 10-minute walk.  Rooms are usually over £100 per night.  Please note the park and ride service does not run past 18:57 on Sunday, nor after 23:30 on Saturday. 
  5. The Buttery Hotel:  reportedly reasonable accommodation, directly in the centre of Oxford, and around a 10-minute walk from the venue.  Between £55 and £90 per night, depending on room type. 

If you would like more advice, please contact any of the organisers, as below.

 

Core Organisers

If you've any queries, contact one of these people.

  Name
Organisation Email
1 Steve Lee OSS Watch steve.lee@oucs.ox.ax.uk
2 JP Stacey Torchbox jp.stacey@gmail.com
3 Andrew Godwin Torchbox andrew@aeracode.org
4 Nick Burch Alfresco/ ASF  
5 Sylwia Presley Voice sylwiapresley@gmail.com
6 Ross Gardler OSS Watch / ASF info@oss-watch.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 


The following is of historical interest only

 

 

BarCamp Apache Oxford 2009

4-5 April, University Club

BarCamp Apache Oxford 2009 has been booked for the weekend of 4-5 April.

 

Full details are at BarCampApacheOxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BarCamp Oxford 2008

Hiya.

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the cancellation of Barcamp Oxford on September 20-21. Here's why:

i) the primary sponsor, who we were in the final stages of negotiation with (and who were ready to pay for 90% of everything), have ceased trading and brought the administrators in. Having talked with the administrators, there is no money. For anything. Evidently the company in question were VC-funded and blew too much money without keeping track.

ii) the secondary sponsor, who were initially willing to be a primary sponsor until they had marketing cutbacks, have had further marketing cutbacks and are now unable to assist with the current economic climate.

These are the two main reasons. A third reason was restrictions of internet access at the venue itself, not a deal breaker by any stretch, but the absence of wireless and an understandably well-controlled IT policy at the college itself was too big a mountain to climb with the other factors.

So, Barcamp Oxford in its current form is off, and I am hereby passing the baton to anyone who wants to take it and run with it. I am shortly to start discussions of a similar camp-style event in Abingdon (down the road, OX14), and if anything comes of that, I will communicate to you accordingly.

For anyone who is planning a camp-style event in Oxford, you have my best wishes - I am more than happy to share experiences if you want some tips. I can say that the venue, Manor Road, were by far the nicest, most co-operative people I've dealt with at Oxford venues, and the sponsors, until they went quiet, were very progressive thinking and very open to ideas.

With that, I wish you a good week.

best;

Pete

(Organiser)

Alternative BarCamps in the south of England

Pete's given me the go-ahead to mention that BathCamp is happening on September 13th/14th. If any of you would like to come to a BarCamp not too far from Oxford, please check out the BathCamp page or sign up at Eventbrite: http://bathcamp08.eventbrite.com/ There's a small fee (£5) but it covers your t-shirt. Everything else is sponsored. Thanks, Tim Beadle (tim.beadle at gmail.com)

Introduction

Welcome to the BarCampOxford page. BarCampOxford was scheduled for a weekend in September 2008 in Oxford, UK, but has been cancelled for reasons outlined above.

Join the Google Group for alerts and information.


Organisation

Core organisers

  Name Company/Affiliation Email Website
1 Pete Cooper (here for the craic) gaekwad at gmail.com  
2 Daniel Lewis OpenLink Software danieljohnlewis at gmail Daniel Lewis - Blog

 


Attendees & Presentations

Left for posterity and future reference and any future events.

 

  1. Pete Cooper (gaekwad at gmail)
  2. Eamonn Neylon
  3. Iain Emsley
  4. Daniel Lewis (danieljohnlewis at gmail : http://www.vanirsystems.com/danielsblog/ ) = "Semantic Web and Linked Data :- For Beginners (Hands On!!!!!)"
  5. Rebecca Turp (rebeccaturp at gmail)
  6. Charlie Harvey ( http://charlieharvey.org.uk )
  7. Victoria Chan ( http://victoriac.net )
  8. Inigo Surguy ( http://67bricks.com/ ) = "Metadata - it's not just about being found in search engines"
  9. Nigel Crawley ( http://www.nigelcrawley.co.uk/ )
  10. J-P Stacey ( http://www.jpstacey.info/ )
  11. Philippe Bradley (philbradley hattt gmail.cron)
  12. John Wards (johnwards at gmail
  13. Andy Smith (andysmith.sd at googlemail.com)
  14. Garrett Coakley ( http://polytechnic.co.uk ) = "I can talk on Drupal, or possibly some of the microcontent/long tail stuff we're doing here at ODE"
  15. Ed Wong (skitele at gmail)
  16. Matt Westcott ( matt at west co tt : http://matt.west.co.tt/ )
  17. Namitha Ranjith (http://www.kapston.com )
  18. Paul Blanchard ( grittenham at gmail.com )
  19. Jon Leighton ( http://jonathanleighton.com/ )
  20. Aukcje Subasta ( http://www.subasta.pl/ )
  21. R. D. Edelman (r.david.e at g mail)
  22. Charlton Barreto (http://charltonb.typepad.com)
  23. Chris Dent ( http://burningchrome.com/ )
  24. John Snelson (http://snelson.org.uk/john) = I work for Oracle on Berkeley DB XML, an open source XML database. I can give an introduction to XQuery and XML databases.
  25. Gregory Stark ( stark@enterprisedb.com ) = PostgreSQL internals, features, pet peeves, etc. (Cannot make it May 16-25 though due to PgCon!)
  26. Ian Hampton ( ianhampton at gmail | http://ianhampton.net/ )
  27. Mark Ng ( http://www.markng.co.uk/ )
  28. David Heath ( http://davidheath.org/ )
  29. Tom Abey ( http://tomstricks.blogspot.com/ )
  30. Andrew Godwin ( http://aeracode.org/ )
  31. Alex Macfie ( http://www.cgce.net/ ) = "Current Status of Software Patents in Europe"
  32. Graeme Hunter ( http://graemehunter.co.uk/ )
  33. Martin Dengler ( martin at martindengler dot com )
  34. Ross Gardler (rgardler at apache dot org)
  35. Andy Brice ( http://www.successfulsoftware.net ) = "Software marketing, usability or life as a microISV"
  36. Matt Carey ( http://www.studiolift.com ) = Starting your own business/going freelance (for the web designer/programmer) - not sure if barcamp is the right place for this? OR Why I came to love Movable Type
  37. Roy Weston ( http://royweston.me.uk/ )
  38. Joseph Reeves (iknowjoseph @ gmail : http://openarchaeology.net) = One Laptop Per Archaeologist: The FIC FreeRunner and OLPC X0 unit as archaeological tools.
  39. ADrian Hon ( http://mssv.net ) - Chief Creative at Six to Start, ARG designer
  40. Panos Ladas (http://www.friend2.co.uk) - CEO of Friend2 Internet Marketing
  41. Hamlesh Motah (http://www.hamleshmotah.com) - hamlesh@gmail.com - CEO Berkeley IT and serial entrepreneur
  42. Jason Jarrett (http://www.abuddhistpodcast.com) - jason@thejarretts.com - Disaster Manager and Buddhist Podcaster
  43. Elizabeth Bruton (elizabeth dot bruton at mhs dot ox dot ac dot uk) - Website Designer
  44. Jure Cuhalev (jure@zemanta.com - http://www.jurecuhalev.com/blog) - Web enthusiast
  45. Robert Brook ( http://robertbrook.com ) - UK Parliament Prototyping
  46. Emma Mulqueeny ( http://emmamulqueeny.com ) What's the point?
  47. Adrian Pratt ( http://www.i-wish.org.uk ) Windows Systems Administrator - Publishing Technology, plc
  48. Nick Burch ( http://gagravarr.org/ ) - Something mobile or java related
  49. Natalie Downe ( nat AT natbat DOT net ) - Something relating to clientside development
  50. Simon Willison ( http://simonwillison.net/ )
  51. Charlie Harvey ( http://charlieharvey.org.uk/ namespacepollution at gmail fullstop company)
  52. Steven Green (http://www.greenius.ltd.uk/ steven AT greenius.ltd.uk) - Mobile apps and Location Based services.
  53. Andre Avorio http://www.andreavorio.com/
  54. Tom Dyson (http://torchbox.com and http://throwingbeans.org) - Django, bookshops, carbon, CouchDB, natural language processing
  55. Phil Dawson ( http://phildawson.co.uk )
  56. Lee Allen (lee@leeallenportfolio.co.uk)
  57. Chris Waigl ( http://lascribe.net ) - the Eggcorn Database or: networking linguists
  58. John White ( http://www.onlineflashgames.org )
  59. Simon Tokumine (si at tinypla dot net)
  60. Scott MacVicar ( PHP Core Developer - I can talk about anything related to the new PHP 5.3 features, PHP 6 and the Unicode conversion or SQLite)
  61. Alistair Hann (http://www.zoombu.co.uk)
  62. Lucian Piros ( lucian.piros at gmail.com )
  63. Andy Mitchell ( http://3dogsbark.com )
  64. Jag Gill ( http://twitter.com/jagusti )
  65. Gobion Rowlands (http://www.red-redemption.com and http://behindtheironmask.blogspot.com/) I can talk on any computer games topics - recent ones which were fun were Games & Religion, Games & Sex and Games & Politics
  66. Atulya Saxena (atulya.saxena at green.ox.ac.uk)
  67. Griffith Rees (griff (.) rees (at) gmail)
  68. Laurian Gridinoc http://purl.org/net/laur laurian at gridinoc dot name
  69. Sylwia Presley (http://sylwiapresley.com), Head of Client Services at Voice
  70. Oleg Lavrovsky (http://oleg.utou.ch)

What do you want to see covered?

We are currently working on 4 main streams:

 

  1. Web and software development/engineering (such as semantic web, data portability, server-side coding, object-oriented stuff, game programming etc)
  2. Creative design (including new techniques and fun stuff with Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator etc)
  3. New media (podcasting, vidcasting etc)
  4. Education and learning technologies (including Blackboard and CMS/LMS for teaching, teaching tools, using systems such as Second Life for education etc)

The event is not limted to the above, you can talk or demo about anything cool, geeky and/or useful.

There are likely to be people who want to present/demo/explain stuff but don't know about the demand or interest from people. If there are things you're interested in seeing, list them here (names and details optional, but it might help to fine-tune)

 

  1. How to get started with Rails
  2. Who has won the Javascript framework wars? Are there Javascript framework wars? Should there be?
  3. What can marketing / branding / principles of advertising / other despised skill do for my project / workplace / life?
  4. Erlang (particularly if people are using it for commercial, non-telecoms, non-calculating Fibonacci number applications)
  5. How the Social Web can revolutionise philanthropy
  6. The obscure language wars: Scala vs F# vs Fortress
  7. Free Agency v. Enterprisey
  8. Django
  9. GIS on the web
  10. (put your areas of interest/curiousity here)
  11. (put your areas of interest/curiousity here)
  12. (put your areas of interest/curiousity here)

Useful Stuff

Who is blogging/podcasting/videocasting about BarCampOxford?

 

Tags for blogging/podcasting/videocasting: barcampoxford

This URI: http://barcamp.org/BarCampOxford

Technorati Tag Search: http://technorati.com/tag/barcampoxford

Technorati URI Search: http://technorati.com/search/http://barcamp.org/BarCampOxford

Traveling To Oxford

By Train Oxford Rail Station is about 5 minutes walk away from the City Centre. Services to/from all over the place including: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh! Didcot Parkway and Reading are good connection points to/from Oxford.

By Car Oxford City Centre is quite hard to park at, there are a few car parks dotted around the City (including one at the Westgate Shopping Centre, one at the Train Station and one in the St Giles Area) but these tend to have very limited parking times. There are also various Park&Ride Car Parks for longer stays which are recommended by us and by Oxford Council. Alternatively some of the people that live in Oxford may be willing to provide Visitor Parking Permits for you to park in the residential areas (any offers?).

By Bus Oxford is quite well known for its buses. You can get buses all over the city centre. You can also get frequent and convenient coaches to and from London (from Victoria station with other stops) and Cambridge (en route: Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Bedford), Birmingham, and the West (including Bristol etc). (From Cambridge carpooling may be a good option too.)

By foot and bike for those in Oxford already ;-). Plus some local stopping trains support commuters with bikes.

(list will obviously get better once we know where BarCampOxford will be in Oxford)

Staying in Oxford

(need to build up a list of hostels, guest-houses and hotels - anyone have any suggestions)

(list will obviously get better once we know where BarCampOxford will be in Oxford)

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