Toastmaster Competent Communicator Project 2 Speech Points
- 1: Bored with events that have a serious deadpan protocol and long keynote speeches?
- 2: How would you like it if toastmasters ran with no particular agenda?
- Must be thinking of something else when the TME mentioned Barcamp. Lawyers? No. Drinking party? Well, probably, but no.
- Barcamp started in 2005 by Tim O Reilly as a spin off of foo camp in company office.
- Open sourced and publicly available general format.
- No agendas, no keynotes, just a gathering of people sharing things.
- Hundreds upon thousands of barcamps happening all over the world.
- Barcamp KL inaugural 2008. I was part of the committee. Ruby on rails community leader.
- Experience of running barcamp. Hectic commitment, food, logistics.
- Found current job partly because of barcamp. Made many friends.
- Caught on, several potential investors coming in. Govt. taking notice because of Barcamp.
- Unifi part of a result of barcamp pressure.
- Indeed drinking party version BeerCamp normally held first night of barcamp.
- Largest Barcamp was in Myanmar in Jan 2010 with 2700 participants.
- Plug barcamp as conclusion www.barcamp.my barcamp.org/BarcampMalaysia