BarCampChiangMai - Only one week to go!Sat, May 10, 2008 Tweet Vote on HN This coming Saturday the geeks of Thailand are gonna congregate at Chiang Mai for the very first BarCamp at Chiang Mai. In fact May 2008 is the month for camping (ignore the heat and rain, geeks camp in Air Conditioned rooms). BarCampChiangMai on 17th May, and DrupalCamp Bangkok on 24th May both of which I intend to attend and probably speak at if I manage to hack up something worth presenting about.
The HUGE success at BarCampBangkok has shown the Thai geeks the need for more such events. In fact some of the attendees of BarCampBangkok have been organizing a monthly BarcampBangkok4Ever which is a smaller casual gathering of geeks at a coffee shop. FYI
BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. The event will be bilingual, in both English and Thai.There is no audience, only participants. All participants should give a demo, a session, photos, videos or anything else. All presentation are scheduled immediately before the event by reserving slots at the venue. Anyone with something to contribute is welcome.The BarCamp at Chiang Mai would be organized on May 17, 2008 from 1000-1800 hrs at Payap University and is sponsored by Payap University, Codegent and Creative Hacker. With one more week to go 59 people have registered to participate. I would be staying the night of 17th at Chiang Mai and am looking for a roomie for the night to share the room expense. In case anyone is interested please leave a comment.