barcamp DC

So I'm catching up on my blogging a bit, and wanted to mention last weekend's barccamp DC, which was held at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc, just a couple blocks north of the White House. Barcamp, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, is an "unconference," part of the larger barcamp movement which sought to put the community, rather than the elites, in control of what gets presented.

There were about 100 people in attendance, give or take, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Despite being largely constituted of Mac, open-source, and fans of other non-Microsoft technologies, there were no objections to my being there, nor to our sponsorship of the event (along with many others).

Lots of interesting topics were on offer, from web typography (which I quite enjoyed) and widgets, to Second Life and Getting Things Done:


Post-event information, including a list of the presentations, is available at the barcamp DC wiki, photos (including this one of yours truly) are available at the barcamp DC flickr group.

Thanks to Justin, Jason, and the rest of the organizers and sponsors for putting on a great event.