[HacktionLab] BarnCamp2019 CANCELLED
charlie at newint.org
Wed Jun 12 11:02:42 UTC 2019
Aww. That's a shame.
However, I just wanted to thank everyone involved in what seems to have
been a quite fraught process.
Organizing an event at such short notice for the first time was always
going to be a challenge and getting close enough that it nearly happened
was no mean feat.
Hats off to you all :-)
On 12/06/2019 09:31, BarnCamp wrote:
> To all those who were hoping to come to BarnCamp this year, we're sorry
> to have to announce that we've been forced to take the very difficult
> decision to cancel BarnCamp this year.
> We've been beset by a number of difficulties, some human and some
> technical. For the last few weeks it's felt as if no sooner had we found
> a solution to one problem than another one would appear. In the end,
> despite a huge amount of work being put in, we've had to admit that
> there was just no way to make it work this time.
> Of course those who were expecting to come will be disappointed -
> including ourselves. You will no doubt want to know what went wrong and
> why it couldn't be fixed. In order to maximise what we can learn from
> what happened, there will be a post-mortem announced soon on the
> hacktionlab mailing list, after which we will report more fully. If you
> aren't already a member, please join so that you hear about further
> developments by visiting this web page:
> We will refund all payments that we've received back to the bank account
> they originated from. This will take a few days to process as each
> payment has to be processed manually. If you haven't received your
> refund within a week of this email, please contact
> barncamp2019 at hacktionlab.org with your account details, what payment you
> were expecting, and the six-digit code you were issued when you registered.
> The good news is that Highbury Farm and our caterer Becky are still
> happy to work with us next year, and we have the benefit of the learning
> from efforts this time and previous BarnCamps.
> All the best,
> Members of the BarnCamp2019 collective
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