BARCAMP IRELAND failed to make the daily theme cloud on IrishBlogs.ie but that lack of electronic social networking on the day does not diminish the power of the face-to-face social networking in Cork's Webworks. Self-organising events like BarCamps do not allow participants to attend all the sessions since up to three scheduled talks occur simultaneously. Two sessions made their way into our research notebooks for upcoming podcasts. We also made a 55-minute podcast that includes segments in it. [45.6 MB 112 kbps MP3 file]
John Handelaar has a kick-ass mash-up that could save the Irish government millions of euro when updating the electoral register.
Elly Parker gave an important talk about making technology accessible for your granny, integrating important reminders about designing pages and interfaces for the technologically challenged. This is the presentation I would carry away in my Bihn bag.
After my 30 minutes of discussion about how to lose €35,000 in a start-up, I checked my referrers and discovered people were looking for an XP DOS emulator, porn for their iPods, how to adopt a horse in Kilkenny, voice editing software and shocking pen schematics.
Thanks to Damien Mulley, Conor O'Neill, Walter Higgins, and Tom Raftery for planning this event. Check out the pictures. That's Elly Parker with John Handelaar in the photo above.