TorCamp – It Continues

Wow! I am amazed at how much fun TorCamp was. Check out the Flickr Group . This was the first time I have felt an entrepreneurial buzz in Toronto. There was an incredible mix of stories, experiences, tools, and people. The approximately 40 hours of work to find space, ping my social network, find sponsors, artwork for t-shirts, dealing with printer, going to costco, etc. was worth it. This was the lightest weight conference I’ve ever organized. It really was an unconference.

The question is how do we keep this momentum. We are going to do a number of things:

  • Albert Lai is hosting a demo event at the BubbleLabs December. He is going to demo BubbleShare , Jonathan Resnick has agreed to share MyDokiDoki and we are looking for others who want to share and participate – contact me or sign up on the wiki
  • The BarCamp and OpenSpace philosophies worked well, so well, that we are going to try and do this again in the spring – that’s right BarCampToronto Spring 2006 will be happening (and there might be camping)
  • The final session of the day was how do we continue this, the notes are coming soon, and I need to write up the discussion and my thoughts.

Special thanks to Chris Messina and everyone in Toronto (Ken , Matthew , Jon , Suzanne, Bryce , Leila , John and the Mozilla Mikes with whom TorCamp wouldn’t have happened) for the support. Check out Kate’s what I learned at TorCamp and Reg Braithwaite’s summary and Alec Saunders who wants to do BarCampOttawa

  • Lynda Chiotti

    <p>Thanks for making it happen, David! Really glad I came.</p>

  • Ken Schafer

    <p>Well done David!</p> <p><br />
    You did a great job with this and I think everyone should be commended for getting into the spirit to pitch in and really live up to the &Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&Aring;&ldquo;unevent event&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;? idea.</p> <p><br />
    Looking forward to the next BarCamp in TO and to all the little spin-off events that are already forming!</p>

  • http://chiotti.com Lynda Chiotti

    Thanks for making it happen, David! Really glad I came.

  • http://www.onedegree.ca Ken Schafer

    Well done David!

    You did a great job with this and I think everyone should be commended for getting into the spirit to pitch in and really live up to the “unevent event� idea.

    Looking forward to the next BarCamp in TO and to all the little spin-off events that are already forming!

  • Michael McDerment

    <p>Thanks a million David. Levi and I really enjoyed ourselves. I did a bit of a write up here for anyone who is interested.</p> <p><br />
    <a href="http://www.michaelmcderment.com/article/BarCamp-Toronto.html</p&gt; " target="_blank"><a href="http://www.michaelmcderment.com/article/BarCamp-Toronto.html</p>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.michaelmcderment.com/article/BarCamp-Toronto.html</p></a&gt; </a>

  • Chris Messina

    <p>Awesome news, David! Congratulations, so glad to hear that you&Atilde;&cent;&acirc;&sbquo;&not;&acirc;&bdquo;&cent;ll be continuing the grand tradition this coming spring!</p>

  • http://www.michaelmcderment.com Michael McDerment

    Thanks a million David. Levi and I really enjoyed ourselves. I did a bit of a write up here for anyone who is interested.

    http://www.michaelmcderment.com/article/BarCamp-Toronto.html

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

    Awesome news, David! Congratulations, so glad to hear that you’ll be continuing the grand tradition this coming spring!