Bar Camp Toronto

Update: TorCamp is scheduled for November 26, 2005 at the TeehanLax offices. Check out the wiki and add yourself to the attendees list

After the success of CanUX and all the chatter about CampFoo BarCamp , I am really psyched about doing a BarCampToronto. It looks like the Northern Voice is doing a MooseCamp

The premise is that everyone attending must present something. This is great, it ensures participation. One of the best features of CanUX was the highly participatory sessions, being involved made the conference seem that much stronger. It builds on Bryce’s 10 minute presentations, and extends the discussion over a weekend.

Like MooseCamp there will be no camping involved. If you would like to camp out on the streets of downtown Toronto, more power to you, but I prefer a comfy down comforter covered bed.

Possible topics include (looking at BarIdeas is a great source of inspiration):

  • AJAX in enterprise development
  • Tagging and vocabularies
  • Stories as a mechanism for knowledge management
  • A Web2.0 conversation that doesn’t include Basecamp (LOL)
  • Mashups: building Company2.0 from Web2.0
  • Improving access to healthcare information

Possible Toronto-based speakers:

I am planning on hosting TorCamp aka BarCampToronto . Tentatively unless we find a better space, and sponsors, it will be at Kristin’s office , but maybe someone like the Centre for Social Innovation will host us. The date, hmmm, sometime in February 2006. Contact me if you are interested.

  • Amber Mac

    <p>This sounds great! I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;m in!<br /><br />
    -Amber</p>

  • http://www.ambermac.com Amber Mac

    This sounds great! I’m in!
    -Amber

  • Chris Messina

    <p>Awesome! If I can get up there in February, I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;d love to be involved and help out!</p>

  • Matthew Milan

    <p>David,</p> <p><br />
    Great idea! You&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;ve certainly had a run this week!</p>

  • http://factoryjoe.com/blog Chris Messina

    Awesome! If I can get up there in February, I’d love to be involved and help out!

  • http://emergentpatterns.com Matthew Milan

    David,

    Great idea! You’ve certainly had a run this week!

  • Kevin Kieller

    <p>Hi David,</p> <p><br />
    I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;ve suggested to my brother, owner of Dunedain Multimedia, that he may want to host event&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;'they&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;ve got a great space. I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;ll let you know what he says :) </p> <p><br />
    Also, I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;d be happy to talk about my company&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;s new mobile phone social game (could even let everyone play as long as they have a cell phone) or our tried and true <a href="http://www.TriviaEngine.com " target="_blank"><a href="http://www.TriviaEngine.com&quot; target="_blank">www.TriviaEngine.com</a> </a>online game show engine.</p>

  • James Walker

    <p>yeah, I&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;d love to be involved too&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&Acirc;&brvbar; the damned Bryght guys out west get to have all the fun with Moosecamp & Barcamp.</p> <p><br />
    and chris &Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;' do come! party at my house! :)</p>

  • http://www.seris.com Kevin Kieller

    Hi David,

    I’ve suggested to my brother, owner of Dunedain Multimedia, that he may want to host eventâ€'they’ve got a great space. I’ll let you know what he says :)

    Also, I’d be happy to talk about my company’s new mobile phone social game (could even let everyone play as long as they have a cell phone) or our tried and true http://www.TriviaEngine.com online game show engine.

  • http://walkah.net/ James Walker

    yeah, I’d love to be involved too… the damned Bryght guys out west get to have all the fun with Moosecamp & Barcamp.

    and chris â€' do come! party at my house! :)