Just over a week away is the third iteration of BarCamp in Ottawa. I attended the first and thoroughly enjoyed it but had to miss the second. Luckily, I should be able to make it this time and it should be a good event.

The last BarCamp I went to attracted a different crowd than what you might see at something like SXSW. It's got more of a business-casual feel to it with people seemingly having a much more varied background than the web dev background I come from.

Ultimately, it's a good thing because it's given me exposure to a much larger community within Ottawa.


Last time, Derek and I did a very impromptu and informal chat on blogging for business that was a lot of fun. It was a great discussion and a lot of good questions were asked.

I've been debating whether I should throw my hat in the ring for a more formal presentation on something like CakePHP or JavaScript. If you're going, I'd like to know whether you'd like to hear anything in particular.

What should be fun is watching Tobi Lutke of Shopify talk about developing web applications with Ruby. My exposure to Ruby and Rails has been very limited and I'd definitely be interested to learn more about it.

If you do make it there, be sure to say hi. I'll be bringing a bunch of buttons this time!

Published March 21, 2007
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Stephen Lounsbury said on March 22, 2007

I'll be there. Seeing as Carleton is right around the corner from my house, I don't think I have an excuse not to be there!

I'm sort of on the fence between Cake or Javascript as a topic. Both would be interesting, although, I think I'll put in a vote for JavaScript.

Benjamin Hirsch said on March 22, 2007

The Cake community could sure use more exposure and we'd all love to see your notes and/or a video of the presentation! Wish I could be there...

Obaid Ahmed said on March 25, 2007

Cool. Hope to see you there.

Patrick said on March 28, 2007

See you there (save me a button, eh?). I'm giving some thought to whether to do a presentation as well.

Kate Kechnie said on March 29, 2007

As a newbie, I'm interested in attending this conference (I read the article in today's Citizen).
When and where?
I have a knowledge-based product that I wish to distribute via the internet (that will be useful to internet users). Is this a place for me?
Thanks, folks. I look forward to meeting you.

Jonathan Snook said on March 29, 2007

@Kate: BarCamp is at Carleton U this Saturday. If you can attend, I think you'll find it worth your while. There's a great mix of people doing all sorts of things including stuff that may not be directly related to the web (similar to how you describe your product).

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