BarCamp Philly is BACK!

BarCamp Philly 2010 is almost here! Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 13th, 2010. We’ll be meeting again at the awesome University of the Arts. We plan to make this year’s BarCamp Philly bigger and better than ever!

Stay tuned for lots more information, details and surprises as well as an entirely new website! In the meanwhile, feel free to share any thoughts or feedback in the comments on your favorite things from BarCamp Philly 2009 and ways we can improve in 2010!

Photo by Kevin Monko

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We want your feedback!


(photo by Kevin Monko / Monko Photo)

We’ve been watching the #bcphilly tweets and you guys have shared some really great ideas, praise, and observations. We ask that you continue to do so by commenting on this post. Your feedback is invaluable to us for creating an even better BarCamp next year. For those of you who attended last year, we hope that you enjoyed the changes we added this year.

Thanks everyone for attending and participating and making this a great event! Now give it to us straight!

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Kevin Monko / MonkoPhoto ROCKS!

BarCamp Philly by Kevin Monko

HUGE THANKS goes out to our friend Kevin Monko from MonkoPhoto for taking beautiful photographs all day long at BarCamp Philly on Saturday. We hope you had the chance to get photographed and please consider hiring Kevin if you or your business ever needs an incredible photographer!

Check out the full set of photos, and be sure to visit Kevin’s blog.

MonkoPhoto

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Time Lapse Video of Creating the BarCamp Schedule

Thank you to laan labs for creating this!

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BarCamp Philly… going on NOW!

checking out the full schedule board at @barcampphilly
If you weren’t able to make it today, please tune in to our BarCamp by…

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Howie Ross, Homebrewer & Web Developer

headshot21What do you do?
I solve problems, many of which involve ctrl+s alt+tab ctrl+r, you know…web development. I code ecommerce sites for Weblinc and fun apps like Maps for The Art Blog

What do you wish you did?
I’m doing it. Living the Dream. Some day I’d like to run my own software and website development shop / brewpub but for now I’m learning form the best at Weblinc / National Mechanics.

Have you ever been to a BarCamp before? If so, which one(s)?
I went to BarCamp Philly last year and gave my flashy friends a hand last weekend at FlashCamp Philadelphia .

If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
I’d like to lead a hands on workshop where we collectively develop and deploy a barcampphilly tweet stream app for the community to use.

I’m also thinking about doing a session on ColdFusion for web designers (I promise it will be easier than php)

Give us one interesting fact about yourself!
I provide technical and emotional support for our intrepid barcamp co-organizer @KelaniNichole on all her amazing endeavors

I also brew my own beer. I’ll be serving a smokey maple porter at beerCamp which I’m co-organzing.

Got a website or blog?
echoability.com and webdevwork.com

Twitter?
@howdiz

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Seth Horwitz, Community Consultant

seth2What do you do?
I’m a consultant in knowledge management, online collaboration and social capital. I’m working nowadays with the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), helping peace and justice activists around the world collaborate.

I’m also a founding organizer of Philly NetSquared, which sponsors Net Tuesday, a monthly gathering of folks who resonate with the theme of using social tools for social change — from different perspectives: activists, techies, nonprofit staff, visionaries…

What do you wish you did?
I love my work, but I wish I had more time to pursue ideas that would take time and energy away from earning a living.

Have you ever been to a BarCamp before? If so, which one(s)?
Nope. First and long. (First time attendee, long time fan.)

If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
I’d like to explore ways to help people choose the MOST APPROPRIATE communication tool or medium for each unique purpose.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself!
In a previous life as a Reference Librarian in the (pre-web) ’80’s, I created a social network at the Ridley Twp. Public Library where community members’ interests, passions and desires for connection were classified a la Dewey and interfiled into the card catalog (remember those?)

Got a website or blog?
communishare.org

Twitter?
@sethhorwitz

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Duran Goodyear, IT Ninja

Duran GoodyearWhat do you do?
I’m the Manager of Web Services at The University of the Arts.

What do you wish you did?
I wish I was working for an international non-profit of some kind using my IT skills to support aid agencies in helping 3rd world nations develop sustainable economies.

Have you ever been to a BarCamp before? If so, which one(s)?
Yes, last year, here in Philly!

If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
Something Practical, IT related, probably on a website or CMS product…

Give us one interesting fact about yourself!
It took me way too long to find a photo to put up for this profile…

Got a website or blog?
walking.alphex.com
Twitter?
@alphex

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Geoff DiMasi, Community Pioneer

3963654484_287915ef99(2)What do you do?
Make things happen.

Have you ever been to a BarCamp before? If so, which one(s)?
Yes! I have been to various BarCamps and related conference in this format. They are, by far, the most engaging and authentic. And, of course… last year’s BarCamp Philly was the best one of all.

If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
How to navigate the human issues of problem solving or something like that… designing for flat organizations… making a living by doing what you love.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself!
I am an Eagle Scout.

Got a website or blog?
window.punkave.com

Twitter?
@geoffd

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Kyle Burton, Principal Software Engineer

kyleprofilephoto299x432What do you do?
Principal Software Engineer at Algorithmics. Ruby, Clojure, Open Source, messaging, functional programming developer.

What do you wish you did?
Attend more conferences! Give more back (esp wrt the open source community).

Have you ever been to a BarCamp before? If so, which one(s)?
No, heard great things about last year, very much looking forward to it.

If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
Fuzzy string matching.

Give us one interesting fact about yourself!
A _long_ time ago I was an amateur competitive skateboarder.

Got a website or blog?
asymmetrical-view.com

Twitter?
@kyleburton

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