© 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.