Room names for BCBOMO6

So here are the suggestions for room names for this years barcamp:

  • Power Rangers bad guys: 
    Rita, Goldar, Squatt, Baboo & Finster
  • Dr Who actors: 
    Capaldi, Smith, Tennant, Hurt, Ecclestone
  • ***WINNER*** Crystal maze zones: 
    Aztec, Futuristic, mediaeval, industrial and crystal dome
  • Jurassic park: 
    Velociraptor, Tyrranosaur, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus & Jeff Goldblum
  • Pokemon game titles:
    blue, crystal, ruby…
  • 90s band names:
  • Planets:
    Mars, Pluto, Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus (- is Pluto still a planet?)

Thanks to: Jonginn,  alukeonlife, benonthehill, philhaz, tweetingsherry & tombuildsstuff for the suggestions!

65 wonderful people already have their free tickets for Barcamp Bournemouth, do you?

UPDATED: with winner!

Tickets for BCBOMO6

As ever, tickets for this year’s fantastic Barcamp Bournemouth are FREE.

We’re releasing them in batches on >> eventbrite << on these dates:

  • Tuesday 18th at midday (DONE)
  • Friday 21st at midday
  • Tuesday 25th at midday
  • and Friday 28th at midday

If for any reason you can no longer attend, please do release your ticket so someone else can have it. Thanks!

And finally… continuing the fine tradition of “what the hell do we name the rooms this year?” – your suggestions for the 5 room names (inc 1 lecture theatre) are very welcome in the comments below…

Here comes BCBOMO 6

Get your diaries out and stick in May 10th.

We’re runing Bar Camp Bournemouth as a one day event this year, life’s moved on since we first started and with plenty of other events around we’ve decided to make it one day.

Tickets will be released on march 18th – stay tuned for more details!

A belated look back at BC Bomo 5

As we head into 2014 and in the oncoming months of planning another excellent Barcamp, it’s long overdue for me to look back at Barcamp Bournemouth 5 – there’s no time like the present, right?

Barcamp Bournemouth 5 was a great weekend. We had killer robot tanks, skydiving problems, NASA tours, multiplayer mazes, the always brilliant failure swapshop, and many more fantastic talks. If you want to skip to the storify highlights from Twitter, run yourself to the bottom of this post.

Thanks to our excellent sponsors – Bournemouth University, BCSFreshleaf Media, and Campaign Monitor, we were able to provide a great weekend right on campus in Bournemouth Uni, with food, breakfast, and everything else in between, so a huge thank you to those.

And of course, a huge thank you to the attendees – the variety of attendees always makes Barcamp such an enthralling, fascinating experience – whether you’re a web developer, a software architect, or just plain geeky, Barcamp has always and continues to be a great place to meet new friends and catch up with old friends.


Barcamp Bournemouth 5 was brought to you by Jon, Paul, and Tim.

Planning for Barcamp Bournemouth 6 is already underway – we’ll have more news very soon.

Barcamp Bournemouth 5 is on

5th_birthday_cakeYes, you heard it right. It’s on. On like Donkey Kong.

All the Barcamp you love, at Bournemouth University, on the 9th March 10am till 10th March 4pm.

This year, we’re bigger and better than ever, with 120 tickets in the wings waiting to be dished out to you eager geeks. We’re using the tried and tested format from previous years, with extra fun.

So, uh, what are you waiting for? Get your ticket now.

Barcamp is here for you. So start thinking up your talks now. We’ll also have a hackspace available, so bring along your creative mind.

Looking to sponsor us? Then we have the page for you. If we get enough sponsor money, we’ll be bringing cake. If you choose to sponsor us, you’ll have the eternal thanks of over a hundred awesome geeks.

The BCBomo5 Team