Eric invited me to join him to go to BarCamp Waterloo. I’d always meant to go to one, but I kept missing them for one reason or another. I wouldn’t have known about this one if Eric hadn’t given me the heads-up.
Eric did a demo of installing Debian in 6 minutes over the network. There was also a Windows 7 demo, a potentially religious discussion about languages, a demo of FOSS Factory, a demo of an intranet video training thing in Rails, and something I’m forgetting. I also got a private(ish) demo and beta invitation to CastRoller.
I also got to find new, intriguing things out about local companies. I’ve been out of the loop for too long. I’m impressed that the crazy-sounding local startups actually have compelling business models behind them. It makes me feel better about the tech economy here in town.