[clug] Re: reviving BarCampCanberra

Stephen Collins trib at acidlabs.org
Sun Feb 3 08:06:34 GMT 2008


On Feb 3, 2008 3:13 PM, Andrew Boyd <facibus at gmail.com> wrote:
> My feeling is that it will fail again this year because of the
> diversity of opinion and the multiple reasons why some location won't
> work for everybody - I think that we can probably guess that no
> location will work for everybody, and my suggestion last year that we
> run with a location that at least worked for some people was not
> popular. I still maintain that half a BarCamp would be better than
> none, and that we can build on even a small success.

I'm siding with Andrew here - 100%. We need to choose a good enough
venue with access to public transport for those who need it. UTS in
Sydney can't be perfect for everyone, but they still get there. The
"not suitable for me" attitude seems to be a Canberra thing.

It will be far better that we have a BarCamp of some description
rather than none. I'm more than a little disappointed by the lack of
interest on the part of the ANU - I would have thought that BarCamp
would be the ideal point of exposure for some of the clever stuff
their students are working on, would expose commercialisation
opportunities (we'd more than likely have some angel and VC types
along), as well as earning them significant kudos in the local tech

Stephen Collins

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