So yesterday I posted my slides from barcamplondon5 to slideshare and as cool as they indeed are I’m pretty sure that the serious points are easily missed without some supporting information – which is why I am writing this post right now.
The main point I was trying to get across is that the web contains a lot of great content; but it also contains a lot of shit. To ensure that the good stuff gets the credit and exposure that it deserves and likewise so that the bad stuff gets highlighted as bad I believe that we must all comment on the bad that we see so that less experienced people don’t just blindly copy, paste and use it in their projects. This is even more of a necessity if the article is being promoted as a good one to read either through a good Google ranking or being linked to from a large magazine site or mailing list. Read more
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) Read more
This time last week I was getting ready for the second day of barcamplondon4 by having a nice cool beer on our roof terrace, which with the awesome weather turned out to be the massive hit I hoped it would be.
The same I hope could be said for the whole of barcamplondon4. Read more