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 🙂