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Press release: "Sharing knowledge on technology and business at the BarCamp 'unconference'"

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 barcampgalway@gmail.com

BarCamp Galway postponed by one week…

…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.