The crowd gathered in the cosy rooms of Falmer House in the University of Sussex. A lot of faces looked familiar as at least 50% of them been to dConstruct and the glorious YDN/BBC Backstage powered afterparty just a few hours before.
After the traditional welcome round, where everybody shortly introduced and tagged themselves, the sessions started. On the 2 days over 50 different sessions in 9 parallel slots offered a wide variety of different topics. Most of them can be found on the barcampbrighton3 backnetwork.
Two of the presentations I found particularly interesting and useful were:
Marc Tobias Kunisch allowed CSS Developers a peak on what's already possible in the new browser generations in his talk:"Beyond IE6: CSS in latest browser versions", taking a look at which CSS features are supported in latest webkit nightly builds, Firefox 3.1 and IE8 beta. The presentation is online at http://marctobiaskunisch.com/beyondIE6/.
Robert Lee-Cann gave a beginner's guide to version control with Git entitled "Git's the way to do it!" that convinced us all that we should manage our code in a distributed way from now on and nobody wants to merge branches in SVN anymore ;-) Online at: http://thirtylime.com/barcampbrighton3/.
The other thing, besides high quality information, that made Barcamp Brighton 3 a lot of fun, was of course what happened after the first day of talks: the inevitable and indispensable night of party, interesting chats and games of Semantopoly, CSS Specificity Memory and Werewolf.
A special thank you goes out to the organizers who made it possible again to celebrate for 2 days in a great venue with very good catering and a rock solid wifi.
Check out the photos of Barcamp Brighton 3 on Flickr.
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