So this year there is another Barcamp in Bournemouth. For those unaware, barcamp bills itself as a ‘self-organising un-conference’. For anyone not familiar with that particular piece of geek parlance that basically means that people turn up and organise their own talks and schedule the only preorganised part of the ‘conference’ is usually the venue and sometimes the basic catering.
Anyway, yesterday was the first day of Barcamp Bournemouth 2, to start off I ran a small set of 1v1 games of Polarity and then afterwards went to an interesting talk on design and what it means and when copying the status quo isn’t design. Next I went to an interesting talk on concurrency and occam-pi and saw some cool demonstrations of the language and how the concurrency model worked.
Afterwards Lostprocess and I did a session introducing people to Dungeons & Dragons, we only had a small group of people interested but we had a cool game and people seemed to enjoy it. The rest of the night was spent playing Polarity and Werewolf. I’d never played werewolf before but is was a cool exercise in lying, manipulation, people-reading and social engineering. I managed the get killed off in both games I played but I lasted a fair while in both.
Suddenly it ended up being 2:30 and so it was time for bed!
Looking forwards to the rest of the barcamp today.