This Friday I will be attending my first BarCamp here in Wellington. A BarCamp is an “open source” workshop-style event that focuses on user participation and freedom of information.
Mike Riversdale (who I worked with briefly at the Christchurch City Council last year) is running BarCamp Agile Wellington on Friday December 6 at Deloitte House. The theme is Agile and will include seminars on related topics like Scrum and Lean, and how they can be applied to other disciplines such as project management and information architecture.
Mike has assured me that BarCamp’s Fight Club-style “everyone must present” rule will be relaxed, which is lucky for newcomers like me!