Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I think we need a DemoCamp St John's

I think we need a DemoCamp St John's. 

What is a DemoCamp?

A DemoCamp is an unconference style of event, in which participants provide the meeting content. Generally this content consists of a demo of the participant's project. Meetings last for 2 or 3 hours, or as long as all the crowd remains for socializing, networking, hanging out, job hunting, recruiting, chatting, drinking, eating, etc.
There are a few rules at DemoCamps...
  • Rule #1 of DemoCamp: Talk about DemoCamp ;)
  • Rule #2 of DemoCamp: No powerpoints allowed. Why no .ppt ? Well, do you have working software or don’t you?
No powerpoint/keynote/impress is mandatory - the goal is to make presenters show, demonstrate, talk about their actual software/hardware/etc. These are not sales presentations. This is a forum for developers, CEOs, designers, and others to be proud of their work and share it with their peers.
See the DemoCamp DIY page for more information on how these events operate.

If your interested in the idea please leave a comment below, or PM me (you can find my contact info in my profile). Also, if you are inclined, click follow on the google friend connect link in the rand hand sidebar so that you'll be updated when I have new posts on this blog - it's partly about Apache software, and the other half is software development stories from here in Newfoundland. Alternatively, you can follow my twitter account http://twitter.com/icbts (basically the same content).

7 comments:

Jason G said...

As I tweeted on Twitter, "yes please"

RoddieKieley said...

A local DemoCamp sounds like a great idea! I know we here at Binary Dawn would love to come out and do a little show and tell about our latest creations.

atobin said...

WE at Source Studio would also love to show the public ProtoGalaxy.

Gord Peach said...

Needs to happen. Newfoundland has a surprisingly rich developer base...and yet we rarely talk to one another, let alone demo our work.

Ches said...

Potentially interested...

Jeff said...

Late to this idea but better late than never.

Java Development Team Lead here, I work from home for a Calgary based company in the Oil & Gas Trading and Marketing and Production Accounting sectors.

Working from home I really miss showing off the work to others and would be interested in showing off what I've helped produce from my home office a mere 50 feet from the sea.

Jamie Goodyear said...

It's never too late.

I've been deeply busy with my consulting, apache duties, and helping with the upcoming BSide St John's event. So I haven't had the time to dive back into this concept, luckily there appears to be a lot of support for a DemoCamp to occur. Once I'm through this set of sprints I'll be back to getting this idea going :)