BarCamp Vancouver

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BarCamp Vancouver last weekend was inspiring and inspired.

I caught John Ounpuu's introduction to Sutori, a site that gives consumers a place to share stories of customer satisfaction and, probably more often, dissatisfaction. James Sherrett previewed the intriguing AdHack, which will allow people to upload and publish their own ads for products they love... and reap the benefits if the companies behind the products like what they see.

Kate Milberry walked us through the history of tech activism, the wonderful Dethe Elza explained how you can wield Python to warp OS X to your will, Alex explained how you can use tagging to do the same thing to the entire world, and I offered seven tips for better tech presentations. For us the day ended early, but I gather from the blog posts I've read out that there was plenty more where that came from.

With so many conferences geared to monetizing this and finding venture capital for that, it was great to see something organized out of the sheer love of what emerging digital technology can do for people. Congrats to everyone who made this happen.

 


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James says

September 8, 2006 - 7:38am
Hey Rob, thanks for the mention and link to AdHack. It was a great time at BarCamp and I was really encouraged by the participation, questions and discussion in the AdHack session. To add to your quick synopsis above, AdHack is really about people telling their own stories. If you want to check out my speaking notes, they're available here (http://adhack.com/adhack-speaking-notes-from-barcamp-vancouver/) and the whole About AdHack page might flesh out the idea for folks (http://adhack.com/about/). Hope to see you at CaseCamp!

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