Blog Posts by Gary MacDonald

  • Missoula BarCamp: A vibrant web developer community

    This was both my first barcamp and my first visit to Missoula. Boy, was I in for a treat on both accounts. Missoula, a picturesque valley town, is home to the University of Montana's main campus. As a result, the event was filled with folks who had a pretty high level of enthusiasm for what all the sessions and sidebars held in store.

    The Missoula BarCamp was filled with a number of passionate developers, artists, and thinkers who compose a quite vibrant community. As a result, a great collection of event photos are available in a Flickr photo pool.

    The event was kickstarted with intro talks by Wendy Keilin (an artist change agent visiting from New Jersey), Don Collins (co-founder of the Missoula Children's Theater), and John Engen (mayor of Missoula).

    Following this, the crowd was ready to start posting sessions and participate! There were roughly 40 sessions posted ranging from technology fare, social media use, photography, environment, co-working/remote working, and one

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