Barcamp Berkshire day 1 thought & link dump #bcb13

I missed doing any sort of participant intros, it’s a good way to set up the day and it does more to make people feel part of the organisation than any amount of telling them that it’s all about them.

I confirmed for myself that I understand github well enough to use it (I thought I might have been missing something. I probably still am, but nothing serious.) So now this exists.

#hackthebarbican makes some people very very excited.

I miss Tomorrow’s World badly. Thanks to BBC Redux for making it possible for us to see Judith Hann demonstrating a nasal-spray contraceptive.

Barcamps are just full of good people, I’m really looking forward to spending more time with them tomorrow.

You still hear the darnedest things in little conversations inbetween.

For example, where else would you stumble over someone you knew who is trying to improve how Shakespeare’s plays are displayed on the web in Mandarin? That’ll be Terence Eden.

It’s really good to do a session where you get to say “I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what the answer is, you tell me.”