It was absolutely brilliant.
There were around 60 attendees a number of whom are now listed on the bathcamp blog and the split was around 70%/30% web geeks and educational/knowledge management types.
There were three areas at the venue and the talks varied from the more standard technical web development techniques (which I mainly attended) to how to make a good Espresso and my personal favourite which was Frankie Roberto’s dead-pan delve into the world of the serious Lego geek.
Siftware sponsored the booze for the evening at the venue and I put on a ‘tub quiz’ with prizes, amongst others, of a $50,000,000,000 note. The quiz seemed to go down rather well; I know I enjoyed putting it together.
Kudos to the organisers of the event whose forward planning ensured the weekend went very smoothly. A particularly big shout out to Mike Ellis, Tim Beadle, Frankie Roberto, Lisa Price & Steve Pope who I’m sure didn’t sit down for the 2 days.
I made some great new friends, put faces to names I’ve known for 10 years and have not laughed so much in ages (you know who you are!). Overall I came away on Sunday feeling inspired and with that warm glow you get after putting another good time in the bank.
A few other attendees have blogged about the day or posted their slides. I’ll add them to this list as and when I get the links:
- Matt Jukes: http://backpass.org/2008/09/16/briliant-bathcamp/
- Keir Whitaker: http://www.fiveandlime.com/journal/2008/09/14/10-reasons-you-should-try-django (annoyed I missed this one)
- Drew Jones: http://andij.com/2008/09/07/sfimagetransform-presentation
- Jack Martin Leith: http://www.jackmartinleith.com/?p=1237
- Sam Downie: http://bristol-sounds.com/dsoundzmedia/?p=99
- Frankie Roberto: http://www.frankieroberto.com/weblog/881
- Mia Ridge: http://openobjects.blogspot.com/2008/09/bathcamp-report.html
- Mike Ellis: http://electronicmuseum.org.uk/2008/09/23/that-wasbathcamp-2008/
Here’s the quiz slides with answers, as requested by a few people. Apparently it was too hard?
Here’s the answer sheet.