past bar camps

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