past bar camps

BarCamp Bournemouth 2

After enjoying BarCamp Bournemouth 1 I decided to help organise BarCamp Bournemouth 2 and have been helping ever since. Without the driving force from the original BarCamp Bournemouth (Mark Ng) who had moved to the US it made us a little nervous and there was a lot to work out but was well worth it and BCBomo2 was a sucess.

The venue (Bournemouth University) was once again the perfect venue and the student union provided excellent food and refreshments. The sessions were excellent with topics such as tips on how to harness creativity, innovation, tips for design and for a bit of fun some group chat roulette, there was even a topic entitled “How to roll a turd in glitter”.

My presentation this year was on better web coding and it went reasonable well despite a having a small audience and some people leaving before the end but I enjoyed it.

A good weekend was had by all particularly the debates in the bar about the digital economy act, which had just become law that week.

A discussion at Barcamp Bournemouth 2How to role a turd in glitter! talk at Barcamp Bournemouth 2

A talk at Barcamp Bournemouth 2Attendees enjoying food at Barcamp Bournemouth 2

past bar camps

Bar Camp Bournemouth 1

Back in 2009 there wise man called Mark Ng who decided to put together Bar Camp Bournemouth… with a bit of help from his wife and Adam they did… and it was good.

…even if some people found the intro boring…

I went along, helped with a few bits here n there and loved it.

There were some amazing sessions on both days

And enough Clipper Tea to fill a smart car (thanks Clipper btw!)

Then Mark buggered off and left us for the states (booo)… but bar camp lives on!

There are plenty more photos from #bcbomo1 to be found on Flickr.