BarCamp Vancouver 2008

by Janis Behan – Geek in Training

This past weekend, I attended my first ever BarCamp. It was held on beautiful Granville Island, with the venues scattered about the island. It was a gorgeous, sunny day. It’s too bad we were inside for most of it, geekin’ it up… jk.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect for my first BarCamp experience. It was a lot more social than I had predicted. I met a lot really cool people the day of BarCamp, and the night before at the Reception held at Workspace in Gastown. Some interesting sessions I attended were: “Marketers for a Cause,” where 3 groups were formed to come up with a social media campaign to help a cause (Hands up for Africa <chip in here>, Union Gospel Mission, or Kiva), and “Laptop Bedouin,” learning how to live abroad and work remotely. I also really enjoyed the PhotoCamp session, as I have a new Pentax K100D, and I’m still discovering how to use it to its full potential.

Rather than bore you any longer, I will leave you with the wrap-up video my brother shot of me, just as we were leaving Granville Island. You can also see this video and others at – “Events, News & Lifestyle in Vancouver, BC.”

[ appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/130874/229099&embedId=49271401]

6 responses to “BarCamp Vancouver 2008”

  1. Let’s see some photos! I thought you might include some of yours in your post.

    Anyway, here’s a bxw one of us!

  2. Nice to meet you at BarCamp Janis. I hate to be the one to tell you this – but you are now, officially, 100% geek. Please drop your “in training” name tag in the box at the door – you can pick up your vintage fuchsia BarCamp t-shirt on the way in.

    Seconding brother Jordan’s request for pics.

  3. Oh no! I’m a geek? When did this happen???

    I didn’t take very many pics, but the few I did take can be seen in the handy little Flickr box on the right.


  4. Oh yeah – definitely – I am with Jeremy. You are officially a geek now :)

  5. Totally cute. :-)

    Welcome to geekdom. We secretly control the world, you know that, right. ;-)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: