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 ๐Ÿ™‚



18 responses to “The morning after

  1. Great work, thanks for a great event.
    Well worth the trip from the West.
    Looking forward to he next one!

    So when do we see the videos ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

  2. Excellent work Keith, it was a good day. My only complaint was, and I may be wrong, there was no time between talks. Is that a BarCamp norm?

  3. thanks Keith! Enjoyed that immensely.

  4. oopsie. Logged in with the wrong account — that comment was from me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Fantastic day Keith, thanks to you and the team for everything. I’ll blog it tomorrow.

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  7. A slight break between talks (as you’d get in college as an example) would be good in the future. Gives people a chance to get from upstairs to downstairs or to use the facilities etc. Also caters for those talks who run a minute or two over…

    Keeping talks from running that minute or two over will be key… perhaps allowing longer time slots for the panel discussions?

  8. Alan – video post-prod is in the hands of WIT AV Dept – Tom Corcoran (who did a deadly job organising same) may be able to give us more information on the likely “release date!”

    Paul/Ken – I would include the need for a couple of minutes in the general “Keeping Time” mantra. And definitely say to next BC to give talks a 45 min slot and end them at 40.


  9. My only complaint is that there were too many good talks clashing with each other throughout the day! Not a bad complaint though is it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It was an excellent day lads, congratulations to all involved in the organisation and let’s keep the momentum going ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Fiona Haughney

    Congrats on a day well done. Well organised. Great crowd, great feedback, great contributions. I especially enjoyed learning to juggle! thank you!

  11. Thanks Keith and everyone who worked on organising this. The preparation really showed!

  12. Hi Keith, Tom,

    Just a few lines to say well done on organising a great event. It was my first one but definitely wont be my last! Really enjoyed the talks and getting to meet some very interesting people.

    Thanks again lads,

  13. We have some excellent audio, subscribable in iTunes, from the event. From cross-talk in the hallways, people want their earbud takeaways to respect their half-hour attention spans. That’s made easier if the presentations last less than 45 minutes.

    We’re slicing segments into 22-30 minute podcasts. We should do this with a few other podcasters at the next bar camp and build on the Southeast experience.

  14. Keith, Tom,
    Thanks for organising the event, it was great and the location was stunning! I enjoyed the day including the nice coffee/fruits at the main meetup point.

  15. Keith, Tom,

    All the comments so far are positive and really this is rightly deserved. I did enjoy the event, and the next one has a lot to live up to! Well done.

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  17. I’ve some pics of the barcamp if anyone wants them at A great day was had and I can’t wait for the next barcamp, in the mean time hopefully see some of you soon at

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