Category Archives: Barcamp

Barcamp Montréal 2 Wrap-up

Barcamp went well. Somehow I wound up being the first presenter, but that was fine. I was able to get a network cable for my laptop, so the demo from my side went smoothly. However, there was something funny about the wireless at the SAT, so I don’t think anyone else was able to get Mujax to work quite right. That was unfortunate. Also strange was that there weren’t many questions. Evan asked all of the questions and had a good suggestion about how I might be able to easily get a lot of content into the system, but everyone else just stared blankly. Perhaps this had something to do with the fact that no one had had their coffee yet. Or maybe Mujax isn’t very interesting to people who are primarily concerned with making a living working on the web.

The rest of the day was pretty good. There were some very engaging speakers and some real snorers (I think I may have been one of the snorers, actually). I’ve decided that it’s really important for PowerPoint slides to be somewhat entertaining and it’s really boring when people put too much info on their slides and then just basically read back that information, embellishing only slightly.

I made picture notes again, but rather than post them all here I’ve created a set on Flickr. If you want to see actual photographs of the event you can look at the barcampmontreal2 tag page.

Barcamp Montréal 2

I will be giving a 15 minute presentation about Mujax at Barcamp Montréal 2 this Saturday, April 28th. It takes place at the SAT and starts at 9:30 am. Other topics range from “taking photographs with cheap drugstore cameras”, presented by Simon Law, to “everything you wanted to know about the sex trade in Thailand but were afraid to ask”, an already controversial presentation by Madame Woo.

Barcamp is an unconference where all of the attendees are also participants. If you attend Barcamp you must either give a presentation or contribute to the event in some other way (like helping to set up).