The idea of KidsCamp is to have kid-friendly activities within a BarCamp event. Since BarCamps are often on the weekend, some of the people who attend have children, and may prefer not to abandon them in favor of BarCamp, so are seeking ways to get them involved. There’s also the idea of getting kids interested in technology, and how we could foster such a thing.
At BarCampMadison3, Scott Fradkin led a discussion about this topic. I sat in on it, as did Bob Waldron (and at least one other person, though I didn’t get his name.) We talked over the idea, and Scott got “elected” to explore it more and try to do something for the upcoming BarCampMilwaukee5.
Here is the audio from the session. (There’s a part in the middle of this audio file where the fire alarm went off. We had to leave the building for 10 minutes during that time. I cut that out because it was most unpleasant. If the topic seems to veer in one direction quickly, that is probably why.)
(Related: See the mention of BarCampMilwaukee2 and “Popsicle Sticks 2.0” in this post.)
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