The “BarCamp Galway” event will be held at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway from 10 AM on the 22nd of September. BarCamp is a technology-focused, informal gathering of people from technical and business backgrounds, where information and experiences are exchanged. The event is geared towards sharing knowledge and learning from others, and there is a policy of encouraging active participation in all discussions.
BarCamp Galway extends from other successful Irish “unconferences”, most recently the BarCamp Dublin and BarCamp Belfast events. The term unconference is used as BarCamp allows anyone to present, and talks can be technical or non-technical. The BarCamp ethos is simply about sharing information, with no overriding theme. Speakers and discussion panel members who have signed up to talk so far include:
- David Lenehan, PollDaddy: creator of the very popular online polling service.
- John Collison, Auctomatic: the young Irish student who along with his brother Patrick received significant venture capital funding from Y-Combinator in Silicon Valley.
- John Breslin, boards.ie: co-founder of Ireland’s largest discussion community.
- Conor O’Neill, LouderVoice: editor of Blognation Ireland.
- Ina O’Murchu, DERI: writer of Galway First’s TechTalk column and speaking about the Social Web.
The event is free and is being sponsored by Microsoft, Blacknight, boards.ie and Logon.ie. If you wish to attend, simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Aidan has set one up – join in and discuss the forthcoming BarCamp Galway:
…due to a clash of dates for yours truly. It seems bad that I have to reorganise the date for the people who have signed up so far, and I apologise, but it is probably worse than not being here to organise things on the date of the event.
So following discussion with Conor and Aidan, we have agreed to postpone BarCamp Galway until 22nd September 2007.
I will be e-mailing as many of the potential attendees as possible. Thanks for your understanding.
…and everything is going to plan so far. There’re about 20 people here already, with more on the way. Listening to Gráinne from InterTradeIreland talking about the Seedcorn business competition… I’ll be talking about Semantic Web 2.0 later on, and also looking forward to talks from Paul Browne and Alastair McDermott.
Anyone else from the Irish boggersphere going to BarCamp Belfast at the end of the month?
I will be giving a talk on “Semantic Web 2.0” – or how the Semantic Web can aid Web 2.0 sites…
Looking forward to the event, and if you’re thinking of attending, sign up at the link below!
Thanks to balanced mediation from Tom Raftery, we’ve postponed BarCamp Galway until after the BarCamp Ireland 3 / BarCamp Dublin event which will be held in April or May.
BarCamp Ireland 4 will now take place in Galway in September, with number 5 in Cork during either December / January next.
We also have a wiki page at barcamp.org/BarCampIreland4 and a blog a barcampgalway.wordpress.com.
I think it’s time to start organising BarCamp Ireland 3, as I was supposed to organise it last time and of course was beaten to it!
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You can visit the wiki page here.