Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Barcamp Austin III
Barcamp Austin III (sign up here) will be held March 7th and 8th (twittering, too). Whurley and Giovanni did a great job last year. If the logo is any indication, this year will be crazy.
Ever since the Barcamp Texas at Elysium, I've been surprised how meaningful and fun these events are. At the first Barcamp Texas, I remember unwisely thinking that Matt Mullenweg was making a stretch advocating Wordpress as a lightweight CMS. Well, that's exactly what I found myself doing this past weekend using this handy guide.
I was a lurker that first time but have given talks at the four I have attended since then. I've learned to talk less and converse more. Everyone gets more out of it that way. With slideshare's synchronized audio, I'm not even sure what good showing slides live are anymore unless they're just an aid to a conversation rather than the main focus.
See you at Barcamp!