DemoCampCalgary Feb 12th

We’ve just got confirmation that DemoCampCalgary will be held at Critical Mass on Feb 12th at 6:30pm at 402 11th Ave SE. As people will need to get buzzed in, please show up in between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. CM was kind enough to offer up a space for us and the more convienient location should be easier for everyone. Having said that, the room holds 50 people, so get there on time!

It should be a great evening with 5 scheduled demos and 2 Ignite presentations. This can be a BYOB event, or we can head down the street after and try and make our way through the martini list at Vicious Circle (does anyone have a preference on going somewhere else? let me know).

Looking forward to seeing you all!

BeerCamp at Critical Mass hosts Patrick and Sarah

Patrick and I went to Critical Mass on Friday to see how they run their BeerCamp. I was really impressed with the turnout! Super happy to see that many people on a Friday afternoon (they run a BeerCamp on the first Friday of every month).

They ran three tracks, with a schedule posted on each door. I started my afternoon off by listening/watching a Critical Mass group of Rock Band. They rocked a couple of tunes on HARD, which was pretty impressive. I gotta say though, that was the tamest Rock Band Session I’ve ever seen…

Second session, I went to an overview on Amazon Web Services given by Devlin Dunsmore and Mike Tighe. We’re so Web2.0 focused in my office, it was interesting to hear an explanation on EC2 and S3 for people who don’t sleep with their laptops. Devlin and Mike did a great job.

I then went to listen to Christian Idicula, a regular DemoCamp/BarCamp attendee. He talked about the website he made for Don Iveson. He explained the thought process behind creating the website and the different tools they used during Don Iveson’s campaign.

The last session I attended was Mike Tighe, again, talking about Keywords (yay!), while Patrick gave a talk about his experiences in another session.

One thing I really liked about about the set up at Critical Mass was the wide variety of topics. I would love for all of us to keep that in mind for the next BarCamp. Anything you want to give a talk on, throw it out there! I’d way rather hear something new and interesting over yet-another-talk on How to Network. BeerCamp has definitely inspired me to invite anyone interesting that I know and not just limit myself to the Tech community.

Thanks again to Critical Mass for inviting us to join you!

BarCampCalgary Mentioned on CBC Radio

On the weekend Alison Bracegirdle from CBC radio was reporting for the Calgary Eyeopener. If you didn’t get the chance to hear the report checkout the mp3 of the broadcast.

December 17: Calgary has finally proved itself “tech-worthy” enough to get a Silicon Valley-inspired tradition.
We’ll find out more about Bar Camp – as this tech entrepreneur event made its debut in Calgary this weekend.

MP3 of the broadcast

Done and Done

BarCamp Sign!

After many weeks of planning it was great to see so many people out to the very first BarCamp! We’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone that came and helped make version one such a success. It was great to meet new people as well as be a part of some amazing conversations.

We’re currently putting together some pictures and video from the day, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can check out some of the pictures being tagged in flickr, as well as other commentary from the day on technorati.

We’d love to hear your feedback as we start to organize BarCampCalgary V.2!