Professional Programmer Notes

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BarCampRDU 2008

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I had the pleasure of attending BarCampRDU yesterday; that is BarCamp in the Raleigh/Durham N.C. region. On the BarCamp wiki, the event is described as “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.”

Opening BarCampRDU 2008

Yup, that is correct.  The attendees decide on what to discuss.  There are no formal presenters, only facilitators to lead the discussions.  Once the topics have been determined, a schedule is posted and individuals decide for themselves which topics to attend.

I attended the following discussions:

  1. How to sell free software
  2. Twitter, Patterns and Anti-Patterns
  3. Fan Programming Language
  4. Bootstrapping a business in the RTP area
  5. Git

I am still gathering my thoughts on some of the discussions.  I will add links to my posts about the topics as I deem necessary.

Overall, the event was very well done.  The organizers and the sponsors took great care of us and I hope to be in attendance at the next BarCampRDU.

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Written by curtismitchell

August 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm

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  1. Oh you went to the Groovy session too – don’t be shy!

    Michael Kimsal

    August 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm


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