Its taken me a few days to digest this and reflect on it.
Last weekend I was in Edinburgh for Scotland's first BarCamp.
Its a very interesting concept. Get lots of people together and let them go for it. Survival of the fittest. Loudest voices get heard. Please feel free to add other cliche's.
As a naturally reticent person (Yes I am! and stop laughing) its not a position I am fully comfortable with. Having said that I really enjoyed the events.
I say events because really their were 2 events running. One was a Techy one. This had lots of people speaking a fluent language. This is a language which I know the pigeon version of... I speak pigeon Geek. The other event was based around teaching & Learning. This firmly where I placed my talk. I should also apologise to DigitalKatie for over running my part of our shared slot.
The presentation seemed to go down well. Here are my slides
Another place I witnessed this crossover happen was in Tess Watson's presentation on Glow. Afterwards we got talk with some guy's (Sorry I can't locate them in the Wiki) who are developing access for youths in Glasgow. They instantly saw that Glow could provide that space for them.
One I wish I had seen was Morna Findlay's. On how to interest pupils in Computer Science.
The biggest crossover was in the Bar (Surprise, Surprise).
Talking to lots of individual's and seeing how what we are all doing can crossover. I can see so may uses for Textensor in education.
BarCamp really is chaos in action. Frustrating and exhilarating.