As I wrote in a post earlier today, BarCamp Omaha 2010 was an exclamation point to a great week on the Silicon Prairie. After startup funding and acquisition news this past week, we inside the Silicon Prairie News office were riding a high, and Dusty Davidson, co-founder of Silicon Prairie News was hustling like the rest of BarCamp Omaha team to set up for Saturday.
What went down on Friday night and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. was a successful day of talks, networking, collaboration and fun. Here a few tweets from the day-long un-conference that capture some of the activity (click on the user name for the original tweet):
- @j_allen: Listening to @rdqlus_creative. His first 10 minutes made me realize the value of #bco10. “We need to be more doers.”
- @jmhobbs: At #bco10 listening to @techmonkey4u talk about vision perception in the brain. Cool. http://yfrog.com/elz62oj
- @wogsland: “The best way not to loose a job during a recession is not to have one.” – @AndyStoll #bco10
- @hasanihunter: At #bco10 watching an awesome presentation on technology in art
- @ektakeuchi: “get on the right side of the curve – be nice, do good work, be willing to learn”-@drjlinder at #bco10
- @techmonkey4u: Awesome talks at @barcampomaha ! #bco10
- @daveloyal: WOW. 🙂 http://bit.ly/7JJSz8 #bco10
- @lasertron “the challenge of being creative is taking elements that have always existed & making something new.” @rdqlus_creative #bco10
- @gabek: Random deep statement from a talk. #bco10
- @saraleimbach: #bco10 was awesome…amazing speakers, great crowd. “It’s our similarities that unite us, and our differences that keep things interesting.”
- @ATIPPICAL: Thanks to folks who attended @barcampomaha #bco2010. You were an engaging crowd. Thanks for letting me share my passion! Thk U sponsors!
See more tweets by searching: #bco10 OR #bco2010.
One of more memorable occurrences at this year’s BarCamp Omaha, and I believe will be a new addition to the annual event, was a lunch jam session, or as the organizer called it, “BarCamp 2010: The Musical.” In a blog post last Wednesday, Gabe Kangas made the announcement:
So here’s a call to all Barcamp participants who have access to any kind of simple, acoustic, portable instrument that is jam-able (hammered dulcimer, Roland 808: maybe not so much. Think hand drum, acoustic guitar, rain sticks, stand-up bass, iPhone, didgeridoo, you get the idea.)
Lastly, here’s my collection of photos from the day. For more photos, visit the Flickr profiles of Andy Peters (flickr.com/photos/andyepeters) and Sam Clark (flickr.com/photos). And for the speaker schedule and open party pictures see these posts:
A retro welcome sign greets BarCamp Omaha 2010 attendees. On the left sits Stef Monge.
BarCamp Omaha stickers.
Lunch jam session.
More lunch jam session.
Mark Hinrichs, Gabe Kangas, and Brandon Bone participate in the lunch jam session.
Ryan Renner gives his talk “How to Get Your Local Business to the Top of the Search Engines.”
The audience captivated by Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron.
A view from the back of the audience.
Alan Tipp gives his talk “Product Design Innovation.”