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Please do not delete this article[edit]

I was quite relieved to find this article, as I was investigating the BarCamp wiki and hoping to find more information and context. It seems to me that this article covers a notable topic that will only increase in importance.

Does anyone know why the HigherEdCamp article was deleted? The link is still in this article, and I'd like to know more about the decision to delete.Gcampbel (talk) 22:03, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Previous discussions without headers[edit]

I'm collecting notes on the general phenomenon, I just don't know that it has a name yet!

"Geek Camps" I think Wired magazine called them.

Collecting notes for the article on RecentChangesCamp:SimilarMeetings, feel free to write it yourself; may these notes be useful to you!


Revision Note[edit]

I've just substantially overhauled this article, with sincere apologies to the original authors and editors. But, it was marked for deletion, with most votes leaning against, based on its failure to conform to Wikipedia standards of neutral point of view (POV) -- "horribly POV'ed advertisement for an organisation," was how one person put it -- and a lack of reliable sources. I thought it best to address those concerns directly, without raising the hackles of the community. Namaste. Latrippi 04:46, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Press coverage... sorta[edit]

The AfD made the news -- I'm not sure whether to post it here, or at the archived AfD. First time I've ever seen the deletion discussion of an article get mainstream press attention. JDoorjam Talk 19:58, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I posted it here for more people to see. - Ganeshk (talk) 20:22, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Fascinating! Slightly different version (the original?) here. Latrippi 03:35, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Also now on the BarCamp weblog (of course!), What would Wikipedia be like minus BarCamp?. Latrippi 03:59, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the SanFran Chronicle loves the AfD. They also covered the AfD of some stereotype SanFran residents have, sort of the hippy image. -- Zanimum 12:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

for a deeper history[edit]

i added some more dept to the history of this practices, of course they had different names across decades: as far as i can witness back in 1996 there were hackmeeting in italy, attended also by international hackers. in case you want to know more don't hesitate to participate to this discussion, i also contacted the spanish hackmeeting community as they are doing something similar since 1998. jaromil 10:41, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

user Tantek reverted my modification motivating: "(reverted to previous version, none of the BarCamp founders had heard of "italian hackmeeting", claims of direct heritage are spurious at best. also removed inaccurate "and response to".)" - later user VBertola referred to IETF's BoF sessions and testified hackmeetings in Europe. Let me add that the fact that self-proclamated barcamp founders (a concept by itself contrary to the underlying concept of openness) don't know about similar practices before it is not by itself a proof that the practice of "barcamping" is not a branding of earlier practices which, for completeness of a wikipedia article, should be mentioned and referred to jaromil 14:28, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Added section headers[edit]

In response to a "needs sections!" alert posted at the top of the page, I've added section headers and reorganized the text to flow better with them, and made a few minor edits. I labeled the disputed section under discussion above "historical precedents" and left it untouched, though as a discussion of unconscious/unknown precedents, it could be expanded for historical accuracy and breadth. Latrippi 05:54, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Reference/External link Suggestion[edit]

I've collected the most useful resources to run BarCamps. I'd like to suggest the article as a reference/external link. Before editing the page I thought to get feedback in the discussion page. Here's the link. I'd like to point out that the destination website does not host any kind of advertising and it is merely informative. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tojulius (talkcontribs) 15:50, 24 February 2008 (UTC) Tojulius (talk) 16:17, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

this site ( does not load. --Scott.kelley (talk) 04:46, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

It does load on my pc could you describe the type of error you're having?-- (talk) 16:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

It loads now. This site does have a good collection of links. Go ahead and add it! --Scott.kelley (talk) 19:08, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

How to change this list of BarCamp Locations?[edit]

This part is marked for cleanup. Any idea how to better list BarCamp locations? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zokiboy (talkcontribs) 13:13, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Barcamp Yangon 2011[edit]

I don't know wikipedia best practices, but I have some "proof" (and a nice photo) or Barcamp Yangoon's numbers.

In the opening talk, the organizers of Barcamp Yangon invited all the foreign guests to appear on stage and introduce themselves. I was one of those people and snapped this photo. Keep in mind, this was the first early morning talk on the very first day. Room was so full, you couldn't fit many other people in there through the only front door. There were at least 8 rooms total.

I think it would be a good inclusion into the wikipedia page.

Since I'm unconfirmed, I can't upload, but the images are here:

Images were taken by me and I release them into the public domain.

J0rd (talk) 09:34, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

BarCamp email notifications[edit]

BarCamp has what has to be one of the worst email notification campaigns I have ever seen and effectively reduces itself to Spam. Most people are not interested in attending each and every BarCamp. If you sign up to the e-list in hopes of getting notified of events in your area you instead get sent a constant flow of subject lines BarCamp has been edited. By the time you have opened thirty messages finding none near you it is easy to start disregarding them. Then you are told in person by someone else that a BarCamp was recently held in your area. Augh!!! RichardBond (talk) 06:14, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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