fredag 14 mars 2008

BarCamp Helsinki May 10, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

BarCamp wiki / BarCampHelsinki 10th May 2008

BarCamp wiki / BarCampHelsinki: "BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

Helge: I've promised to participate. Need to reserve the time.

This is the first BarCamp in Helsinki. Keep following this page for updates or join planning the event at the Jaiku channel #BarCampHelsinki. If you need an invite to Jaiku, send an email to michel.bradshaw at"

Event details


  • 10th May 2008


  • Currently new Fjord offices

Proposed Sessions

  • Time management
  • Creative flows
  • Case studies: Effects, aspects of use of Jaiku as organizing tool
  • Location-based services
  • Microformats for bloggers: What, why and how?


  • Antti Akonniemi ( or Mari Koistinen (mari.koistinen(at) are happy to answer

Meeting minutes

Kick-off meeting - Date: 04.03.2008 - Place: Fjord

  • The event will be held on the 10th of May 2008 (Saturday) from 10AM to 7PM.
  • Estimated number of attendants: 50
  • List of potential sponsors to be created
  • Communication channels: Jaiku channel for communications, this wiki for documentation
  • Registration in the Wiki. Just name required
  • Event adverts: Jaiku (Helsinki Channel and other channels), Facebook, other blogs,
  • Logo, banners, badge and other visual design. > Action point for Jani to design those
  • Security and privacy can be an issue if the event is held in the premises of Fjord. > Action point to identify which are the requirements as soon as possible.
  • Registration: in advance in the Wiki and the day of the event at the entrance
  • Fjord will provide premises and the internet connection (limited to 60-70 people).
  • Catering
    • To be explored and decided based on the available sponsors
    • Non-alcoholic beverages may be served by the organization
    • Personal drinks and food allowed
  • No age-limit
  • Philosophy: no organization owns the event; open philosophy while organizing the event
  • Time table of sessions will be maintained in the Wiki
  • Attract as many different views as possible to create bridges between developers, designers and other parties
  • English and Finnish sessions supported
  • Very different kind of sessions: open. E.g: demos, workshops, presentations, etc.
  • Initial list of potential topics:
    • Time management
    • Creative flows
    • Case studies: Effects, aspects of use of Jaiku as organizing tool
    • Location-based services
  • Antti/Mari are the "faces" of the event and the contact points.

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