Video upload – Finding money for your start-up

At last have gotten around to editing and formatting part of the video output from the Barcamp South East day. The first to emerge is three of six of the Finding Money for your Start-Up panel featuring Louise Grubb, Mick Cahillane, Brian Caufield, Bernie Goldbach and Tom Doherty

The three are labelled with barcampsoutheast – however it will take a day or so for them to come up in the Google Video indexing. Here are the direct links.

By Sunday evening I will try to have Four to Six of this series “done” and uploaded and I will post again as soon as that happens.




As a last request to the presenters – if you have documents (ppt etc) from your talk it would be great to have them up on this page:

Or send them to me and I will put them up. Also if any attendees have docs with notes that they are happy to share that would be a good place also. As I see posts I will link to them from there as well.

ta, keith

The morning after

That’s that then!

Enjoyed the day thanks to great attendance (we got to our 80 Tom reckons), great speakers/panelists and sponsors. For myself (havn’t spoken to Tom about this just yet as he could have better things to be doing on a Sunday morning) the following lessons were learned.

Could have been better:

Time-keeping. I swore after Cork (which was a great barcamp) that a South East barcamp would run on time. Like feck it did so my apologies to all. Especially when the afternoon panel which I facilitated was delayed as someone had to be dispatched to fetch me. Sloppy.


Panels. Conor O’Neill shared a lot of his experience of Cork and based on his advice we put advance work into ensuring the panels were together on the day. For future reference they definitely merited a slot of their own and could have both used time allowances that were double the standard.

Time slots. I think 40 minutes worked.

General building/facilities. Tom Corcoran did a lot of work on this and it showed. Having one of the organisers being closely involved with the building is a plus – not essential but really, really helpful.

Looking forward to being an attendee at the next one 🙂


One day to go and a great crowd expected!

Currently looking at 84 participants on the wiki which is deadly and on the speaker front we have 21 great individual talks and 2 equally great panels!

Finding money for your start-up (more here)

Building a Web Services Company (more here)

We have trimmed the speaking slots to 40 minutes (from 45) and reduced lunch to the same 40 minutes so that we can run 3 tracks (only exception being the Web Services panel which has a slot to itself) and finish just before 17.00’ish.

I am off the radar for most of tomorrow while Tom Corcoran is busy with last minute preparations of the building and facilities so see y’all on Saturday morning 🙂


Saturday morning starting time

We have a great line up of speakers (thanks everyone!) and so we need to start on time on Saturday. Doors will be open from 9, formal start at 10 and speakers kick off at 10.15 sharp.


TJ McIntyre – some talk details

From TJ:

Does your employer own software that you write on your own time at home? Can a client who commissions you to write software prevent you from reusing portions of that code for a different project? Are you entitled to modify software developed for you by an outside programmer? If you don’t own copyright, will you have an implied licence to use software? Will an implied licence limit you to using software in a particular market sector or a particular jurisdiction? Does it matter how much you’ve paid for the software? Does it matter whether you’ve given / been given the source code? What about databases you commission from a third party?

Come to Bar Camp South East and find out. I’ll be talking on the topic of “Who owns software?” – taking a practical look at the problems of determining who owns copyright and other rights in software and giving tips as to how you can protect your position.

Conn O Muineachain – more talk details

From Conn:

After 230 podcasts, I’ve got some practical advice I want to share. If you’ve considered podcasting but are put off by the technicalities, I want to show you how easy it can be. I am an advocate for quality production. Podcast listeners deserve respect and consideration as much as radio listeners. But I want to show that it need not be either burdensome or expensive to achieve that quality.

What’s more, not only is good sound quality desirable in a podcast, it’s also, in one way, even more crucial. Think about it. A radio broadcaster only has to compete for the listener with whatever programming selection is currently available 1) on the frequencies in that area and 2) at that particular time.

The podcast listener, on the other hand, has a much wider selection – infinitely wider in a sense. I subscribe to and download more podcasts than I succeed in listening to, and there are many more quality podcasts on subjects of interest me that I have yet to encounter. The podcast listener is spoiled for choice.

So what happens when I encounter a podcast on my MP3 player which is poorly recorded, noisy or unintelligble? I simply skip to the next one on my playlist. In many cases the content of the material on these podcasts is interesting and valuable, but what use is that if it is inaccessible?

Blogging has flourished because the only skill required is basic literacy. However the principles of making and processing recorded sound are not on the curriculum in most primary schools. The thing is, though: they could be. It’s really not that complicated at all.

In fact, the whole thing about audio quality boils down to just two points. On Saturday, I’m going to use just two slides, and talk about each one for just 5 minutes. After that – it’s up to you. I can go on for hours about this stuff but no one really wants that. So I’ll answer any questions, and discuss practical situations until we’ve had enough. If there is interest we can do practical examples but again, I’m mindful of the unconference ethos: I’m only going to cover stuff if people are interested.

So what are the two points? I call one The Underlying Principle and the other The Golden Rule, which sounds very fancy except they’re really just common sense really! Just your basic primary school stuff! 😉

See you on Saturday!