BarCampVancouver is sweaty like hot balls

David Crow, Megan Cole, and Jordan Behan at Workspace
© 2007 – Workspace

“BarCampVancouver is hot! Hot like MY hot, sweaty balls.” – Megan Cole

I’m sitting at Workspace with the BarCampVancouver 2007 planning group. This is a fantastic group, we could learn something from the organizational capacity of this group in planning the next BarCampToronto. (Megan Cole is my new favourite person in Vancity. She is the hottest, foulest-mouthed trucker from Newfoundland I have ever met. And damn right funny to boot.)

I’ve spent the rest of the afternoon hanging with Boris and Roland at the beautiful Bryght offices in Gastown. Vancouver has a wonderful vibrant Web 2.0 scene. The community has really coalesced around a few key players. This is really a great story example that other communities can follow across the country. I’m excited that Will Pate, James Walker and Sarah Pullman are in Toronto. They are collaborating with Tom Purves, Mark Kuznicki, Michele Perras, Patrick Dinnen and Phillip Smith to do great things in Toronto (be sure to check out OpenCities).

It’s a good thing Boris and I don’t live in the same city. I think we share a brain. It’s funny, every time we chat, which incidentally is not often enough, we’ve written the same business plan. I need to make a concerted effort to spend more time talking with folks around the country.

I’m excited to hear about this community. I can’t wait to spend more time in Vancouver over the next year.

14 thoughts on “BarCampVancouver is sweaty like hot balls”

  1. <p>Glad you caught the Vancouver bug! Some of the best damn geeks and peeps in the world live there. Such a great community.</p> <p>Just don’t tell them you TorCamp recruited me away from them. Actually, they might thank you for it ;)</p> <p>Now you know a little more about the spirit I’m trying to bring to Toronto. Thankfully there are lots of rad people here too, like yourself and the folks you mentioned.</p> <p>Bring back l33t BarCamp organizational wisdom!</p>

  2. <p>Glad you caught the Vancouver bug! Some of the best damn geeks and peeps in the world live there. Such a great community.</p> <p>Just don’t tell them you TorCamp recruited me away from them. Actually, they might thank you for it ;)</p> <p>Now you know a little more about the spirit I’m trying to bring to Toronto. Thankfully there are lots of rad people here too, like yourself and the folks you mentioned.</p> <p>Bring back l33t BarCamp organizational wisdom!</p>

  3. <p>I met Megan Cole at nextMEDIA in Banff a couple of weeks back and completely agree: she rocks! I miss my Kris Kr&Atilde;&frac14;g and the Boris Mann too. Maybe a road trip is in order for BarCamp Vancouver. Who’s in?</p>

  4. <p>Any chance i can get involved helping plan out the BarCampVancouver? Can you link me up with my urban compatriots. <br />Sorry I won’t run into you at Open Cities…</p> <p>cheers,<br />dave</p>

  5. Glad you caught the Vancouver bug! Some of the best damn geeks and peeps in the world live there. Such a great community.

    Just don’t tell them you TorCamp recruited me away from them. Actually, they might thank you for it 😉

    Now you know a little more about the spirit I’m trying to bring to Toronto. Thankfully there are lots of rad people here too, like yourself and the folks you mentioned.

    Bring back l33t BarCamp organizational wisdom!

  6. I met Megan Cole at nextMEDIA in Banff a couple of weeks back and completely agree: she rocks! I miss my Kris Krüg and the Boris Mann too. Maybe a road trip is in order for BarCamp Vancouver. Who’s in?

  7. Any chance i can get involved helping plan out the BarCampVancouver? Can you link me up with my urban compatriots.
    Sorry I won’t run into you at Open Cities…

    cheers,
    dave

  8. <p>Judas, that's pressure & not sure if I can live up to your praises for foulest trucker mouth.</p>

  9. <p>It was great to meet you David. Ya gotta love that Flickr booth at Workspace, huh?</p>

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