[HacktionLab] The 2019 Barncamp Enquiry

Patrice Riemens patrice at xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 19 12:14:25 UTC 2019

On 2019-08-19 14:00, hacktionlab-request at lists.aktivix.org wrote:

> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:05:39 +0100
> From: Brent <thebrentc at gmail.com>
> To: hacktionlab at lists.aktivix.org
> Subject: Re: [HacktionLab] The 2019 Barncamp Enquiry
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> Hi everyone
> Thanks Ben for starting this. It's belated but I'd like to respond. I 
> think
> the short time to organise was a factor, and things are always complex, 
> but
> for me this highlights critical failure points, here specifically
> organising the power equipment. Ideally there'd be contingency plans,
> multiple people on the jobs, documented information of equipment specs,
> etc.
> It was good to meet up online though and I think that generally was
> positive and worked well.
> Thanks all
> Brent
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 at 21:18, mark <mark at aktivix.org> wrote:
>> mickfuzz at clearerchannel.org:
>> > How many people signed up in the end?
>> 26 people signed up, of whom 19 paid in advance.
>> > On 10/07/2019 16:23, Ben Green wrote:
>> >> I've said I'll manage a process whereby we go through what want wrong
>> >> and make suggestions for the future, hopefully leading up to us
>> >> organising Barncamp 2020 with a better vision (Pun intended).
>> Nice one Ben, I think your scope and method sound about right.
>> Cheers,
>> Mark

Hi all,

I never reached the BarnCamp sign up stage (let alone paying :-) since I 
knew quite early I wouldn't make it - to my great regret. That the camp 
was cancelled in the end is no consolation. And now I am very curious 
about the result of the enquiry.

In September (18-22) I shall be going to a small hackerscamp in Venezia:


(free, far too close to the airport, rotten gender (non-)parity, and 
awful food (for Italian standards ;-). but still ...

... I'll have a talk about my fav subject: small camps (like BarnCamp) 
vs big camps (like ChaosComputerCamp.de). If you have some arguments pro 
or contra/ why or why not - or whatever, I am curious about that too!

Cheers to all from 'Laibach' (Ljubljana)

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