2007.10.15

Well, somehow we pulled off another BarCamp in Milwaukee, and now BarCampMilwaukee2 is over.

A huge thanks goes out to the people and the sponsors who made it happen, without them, there would have been no BarCampMilwaukee2. Will we do it again? Oh yes… In fact, we had a session yesterday for the planning of BarCampMadison2, and if all goes well, that will happen in the Spring of 2008. There was a guy there from Green Bay who is also interested in doing one up there. We are also (tentatively) planning a DrupalCamp for January of 2008. It would be a much smaller and focused one day event. We’re pretty sure we can do this at a relatively low cost, and if it works, we can look at doing other *Camps. I tossed out the idea of KidCamp and at least a few people liked the sound of that. (The idea being, kids are often more creative than adults so so what can we learn from them?)

Clint, Zon, and The Illustrious Bean

All in all, it was a great time, and many new connections were made. We even launched a web site at ihatetreehouses.info (Story coming soon on that one!)

You want photos? Oh yes, Flickr has many with the tag barcampmilwaukee2. (We convinced most people to use Creative Commons licenses with their images.)

I was going to call this post “BarCampMilwaukee2 is over” but really, it’s not. There is follow-up to do and take-away to discuss. As time allows, I’ll be posting more on specific session and ideas and things that happened, so stay tuned.




7 Responses to “BarCampMilwaukee2: Success!”

  1. Hi Pete -
    Had an amazing time at Barcamp – sorry I couldn’t stay to clean up :-(

    What about a Barcamp in Wausau? It’s quite centralized between Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Minneapolis & Milwaukee. I’m certainly game.

    Thanks again for all of your hard work – looking forward to Barcamp-Madison

  2. Marcus, BarcampWausau sounds like a good idea. If you were in the BarCampMadison planning session, hopefully you came away with a lot of info. (I think you may have left before that though.) My suggestion would be to start a list, and invite the folks from Milwaukee & Madison to take part. Even if we can’t be as hands-on with Wausau, I’m sure we can help, offer advice, and participate.

  3. Hey BarCampMilwaukee organizers- Thanks for a great event. This was my first BarCamp ever and I look forward to more. It was truly an environment for sharing and learning. In that spirit, feel free to drop by ChicagoRuby.org (on the Web or in person) if you’re interested in Ruby on Rails.

  4. Mike RohdeNo Gravatar says:

    Great post and great work Pete. I’m glad I was able to work with you on this one.

    Marcus, go for it! Central Wisconsin needs a BarCamp!! :-)

  5. Mike RohdeNo Gravatar says:

    Raymond, I hope you found a good hotel Saturday night! Say hello to my counsin Nola at the next Ruby meeting. :-)

  6. obrazuNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Pete,

    Sorry I couldn’t make it out to the BarCamp, I had family stuff come up after I sent you that instant message.

    I did see there was a guy wandering around with a video setup, will there be a BarCampMKE2 Video?

    -Adam

  7. David Overbeck is working on a video (I’d love to get raw footage to remix as well) and I am working on a time-lapse video. I’m sure you know there are plenty of photos. :)

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