Okay, maybe you don’t know what the heck is BarCamp so, let’s drill in a bit first.
BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences). They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to 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.
I went to my first BarCamp session last October at BarCamp Bangkok 4.
People come from all over the place. Some are from the states, some from Europe and of course they are plenty of local participants and from the neighbouring countries like Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam as well.
Because of the large turnout expected, the event itself is split into 2 days and at each morning, we will start with the proposal and voting session.
Everyone gets to propose their own topics and vote for topics that they would like to attend to. The organizer will then allocate the time slots accordingly for the rest of the day.
This time around, I will be going to BarCamp Penang 2011 on 14 May 2011. I think, for this time around, I will be sharing some topics of my interest to the folks there.
Check out BarCamp Penang 2011 blog for more latest updates! See you there.