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My weekend was spent in Richmond at eBay’s awesome offices at barcamplondon5. It was nice to attend a barcamp again after organising the last one in London and always fun to present (my talk notes and slides will be up soon).

After the general (and totally) unrequired hoo-hah from people regarding the ‘keynote’ I hoped that people would come down, enjoy the offices for what it is (a totally awesome space), stay the full weekend, do some good presentations and make it yet another great barcamp and I was pleased on most of these accounts though the fact that there were over 50 no shows really pissed me off – these were people who didn’t even tell eBay they weren’t coming – I think for the next barcamp something should be done to ensure this doesn’t happen (I have ideas) on punishments for the naughty attendees. I was also a bit annoyed with the drop out rate after day two (I always talk on day two so they missed out) but we can’t stop this from happening I guess.

While I know people like hearing about non-tech stuff at barcamps I like hearing interesting work related things so was happy to attend talks like Accessible JavaScript with Frameworks from Dirk and Maintainable CSSCSS Systems from Natalie Downe. I equally couldn’t resist going to ew collegue Tomasz’s talk on “The Ancient Art of Stabbing People” – which was one of the most fantastically bizarre talks ever held at a barcamp I would think.

As I’ve said in my opening slides my talk notes are coming soon but I didn’t want to wait ages to get up my write up of a really well run event – so big congratulations to the eBay team of Dees, Johnny and Cian. Looking forward to barcamplondon6 – wherever that may be….