BarCamp Waterloo

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.

2 thoughts on “BarCamp Waterloo”

  1. Hey!

    Glad to hear that things are going well on the local front!

    BarCamp sounds like a pretty nifty thing.

    Hope to touch base in a more focused fashion soon!

  2. It was really nifty, actually. I’m don’t know why it took me this long to get to one. (Maybe I was afraid I’d be roped into presenting something unprepared…).

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