Last weekend the Yahoo Developer Network sponsored the Barcamp NorthEast in Newcastle, England and we sent Cathy Ma as our reporter on the ground. It was Cathy's first BarCamp and here are her impressions:
Thanks to Christian who kindly allowed me to represent him at BarCamp NorthEast, I went all the way to Newcastle's The Arts Works Galleries. Sunny weather, beautiful landscape, a bunch of geeks surrounded by inspirational artworks, plus lots of nice rum - what's more you can ask for? Well, maybe a ginger hair wig so that I might be able to pull off as Chris.
(photo courtesy: sheilaellen)
Barcamp NorthEast was definitely upbeat and energetic and most importantly it felt natural and very grass-root compared to other events. It was intriguing to see it starting with Ian demonstrating his brilliant Diablo skills, which woke us up and got us ready for more at about the right time in the morning.
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