Barcamp Gold Coast 11 !!

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Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend Barcamps. They are fun, social, as informal as we can make them, educational in many ways; and you get to be a participant in it, perhaps helping keep it a notch away from anarchy, and leading or participating in the discussion sessions that arise.

Please register right here.

What is a barcamp?

wikipedia: "barcamp"
barcamp.org - eg 
 - Guidelines to how it works ("rules") . We loosely follow some of these :-)

Twitter : #barcampgc

Getting there :

 - Driving: see the Google Map. There is plenty of parking there.
 - By train: to Coomera station, walk out onto Foxwell Rd, turn left, walk 300m to the clearly marked new building on the right at the lights.
- Arrive any time after 9am, to help set up, or drink coffee :-).

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  • Steve D.

    Does anyone have photos of the Speed Blogging event - I didn't take any (we were too busy blogging!). I need a photo for a followup blog I am writing.

    March 22

    • Katya K

      I've just uploaded the one I had.

      March 22

    • Andrew S.

      I've just uploaded one too.

      1 · March 24

  • Katya K

    Thanks everyone - I really enjoyed the day, it was my first BarCamp and definitely not the last one! For those who missed my impromptu talk about teaching kids coding but are interested in the topic, here are some links you may find useful:

    http://scratch.mit.edu/
    http://www.codecademy.com/
    https://www.coursera.org/course/codeyourself
    http://digitalcareers.edu.au/
    http://www.bebras.edu.au/
    http://www.youngictexplorers.net.au/

    Thanks heaps to the organisers and everyone else!

    March 22

    • David T.

      I am very sorry I missed your session, and it sounds like your energy will not be available much more on the Gold Coast. :-(

      March 23

    • Katya K

      Hi David, I am based in Canberra, but our headquarters is in Brisbane and we do work with Queensland schools, students, teachers and parents. :)

      March 23

  • Niall R.

    Did I hear that someone from yesterday was starting a techspace at Byron Bay? Would be keen to hear more about it

    March 22

    • Shervin E.

      Yes Niall, Andrew ("http://www.meetup.com...;­) is hoping to make a techspace or fab lab or meeting group in Byron Bay, and he is seeing who wants to join and what they'd be interested in starting. Michael (Triffid Hunter) lives in Byron Bay and I will be moving to Byron Bay within the next few months, so we'll definitely be doing something together in Byron Bay. What that will actually become is unclear right now, but we're definitely keen to see who else wants to join us! (ie: people that live in Byron area or are willing to come down to Byron from Gold Coast every once in a while). Let us know if you're interested or know anyone in Byron area that might be interested!

      March 22

    • David T.

      I look forward to dropping down there.

      March 23

  • Katie M.

    Here is the list of tech interview resources I mentioned in my Barcamp talk, for those who asked:

    - Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann
    - Programming Interviews Exposed by Eric Giguere, John Mongan, and Noah Kindler
    - Hackerrank.com
    - HiredInTech.com
    - The Scalable Web Architecture and Distributed Systems section of AOSA (http://aosabook.org/en/distsys.html)

    7 · March 21

    • Mozart S.

      I have been using Glassdoor too. I've heard it is a Facebook experiment....

      March 23

    • Katie M.

      I've used Glassdoor, but I wouldn't personally recommend it as a resource for studying for tech interviews. I've found Glassdoor useful for salary information and company reviews though, so it can certainly be a help during other parts of the process. In my experience, the tech question postings on Glassdoor are often incomplete and rarely include sample answers. CareerCup.com (the companion website to Laakmann's book) is another site where people post actual questions they were asked in interviews, and I think it has much better content in that area.

      March 23

  • Steve D.

    Blog post on our Speed Blogging Session https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/barcamp-gold-coast-speed-blogging-event-steve-dalton

    How very meta! :)

    1 · March 23

  • Arjen L.

    I'm a maybe...

    2 · March 18

    • Des W.

      It was good to see you again, Arjen - great to hear of the work you are doing with schools. And I like "one school at a time".

      1 · March 22

    • Katya K

      Arjen, your OpenSTEM project is super interesting indeed, thanks for sharing (I am exploring your website now!).

      March 22

  • Roman K.

    It was a great BarCamp. Thanks everyone who came to listen about the ways to fly smarter. Here is the service we are about to launch that I was mentioning: http://www.flystein.com/

    1 · March 22

  • Des W.

    Enjoyed the day - presentations, meeting old friends and making new ones, interesting, entertaining and educational presentations. Excellent venue and impressive hospitality from Coomera TAFE Director and staff. The big question: was this *really* David Tangye's last #barcampgc hurrah?

    2 · March 22

    • Steve D.

      Thanks Des, hopefully he will quote the famous Arnie phrase - I'll be back. TAFE made thing so easy I am hoping future barcamps will be so ridiculously simple, there will be nothing left to organise!

      1 · March 22

    • Mozart S.

      I'll be sincere, never been to such a perfect and great vibes event such as Bar Camp!! The only thing missing was the "beer" in the finals!, but I am addicted now, no way out! :-)

      2 · March 22

  • AJ A.

    Barcamp Gold Coast 11 was quite possibly one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

    3 · March 22

    • Steve D.

      Thanks man, comment like that make it all worth it!

      1 · March 22

  • Steve D.

    For those that attended my "Pay Tech Forward" talk - I would appreciate a follow and a like for Rivella at http://twitter.com/rivellalewis and http://facebook.com/rivellalewis. Thanks!

    March 22

  • Andrew

    What an amazing day, I'll bring more people next time for sure !

    1 · March 22

  • Clarence T.

    Excellent

    March 21

  • Haydn B.

    A great day in good facilities. Fantastic discussions and people.Congrats to all. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · March 21

  • Niall R.

    I'm intrigued by the concept and planning to come along but wanted to check - is there a general, if not universal, theme or will talks be on anything at all?

    March 19

    • Des W.

      Niall, a couple of times when I've been sitting there and realising I had no idea about the tech topic I've just quietly left and no one was concerned. Ditto when people have left my presos, realising it wasn't for them. It's a great, free-flowing show. Not to be missed!

      March 19

    • Niall R.

      Thanks Des, enjoyed your talk on leadership in a digital age.

      March 21

  • Niall R.

    Great to meet everyone today and to hear and chat about soylent, robots, 3D printing, docker, paying tech forward and more.

    1 · March 21

  • Fred

    Fantastic event, big thanks all organizers and participants!

    I just moved to the Gold Coast, feel free to hit me up for anything, tech related or a beer or whatever.

    Fredrik Friis on Facebook, fredfriis on twitter and also on bedobi.com

    2 · March 21

  • Ben N.

    Totally want to be there. I'm sorry I'm going to miss it!

    March 20

    • Ben N.

      ah sorry, I had to in order to comment.. will remove now. I thought I was just 'joining' rather than rsvping.

      March 21

    • Anthony C.

      I've commented on events with out RSVP ing before. Did they change something again?

      March 21

  • Des W.

    Publishing on LinkedIn is a good way to get your story to a wider audience. Steve Dalton has come up with the bright idea of having a "blog blitz" during the day., with those who want to participate posting to LinkedIn. Then we can cross promote one another's efforts.

    For the sake of people who haven't used the LinkedIn publishing tool (just a blog posting feature really) I've done a demo video - under 15 minutes. Includes how to make an image if you don't have one handy or can't find one that works for you. Video is on my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/clhhRStgTDY

    1 · March 20

    • Steve D.

      Thanks Des - excellent. Wordle is also cool. Only downside of Wordle is that it needs Java so you can't run it on Chrome browser or a Chromebook.

      March 21

    • Steve D.

      I'll have a hunt around for non-java alternatives in the long term. I know there is also a standalone script that will do it - so could always write me own :)

      March 21

  • Brendan H.

    Hey Steve, is there anywhere we need to post our Dietary Requirements? :)

    1 · March 17

    • Steve D.

      I believe we have a some vegetarian and gluten free alternatives.

      March 20

    • David T.

      Yes, and a bit of a change from pizza this time too. The exact menu is secret, and supplied by our hosts Coomera TAFE. Coffee van due 9:30, plus make yer own tea and coffee in the kitchen from 8am onwards.

      1 · March 20

  • Des W.

    What's the best way to the campus by public transport from Brisbane?

    March 15

    • David T.

      Gold coast train express from roma street, stop at coomera. Walk 300 metres.

      March 16

    • Des W.

      Thanks David. Looking forward to seeing you and the gang Saturday.

      March 16

  • Des W.

    Always learn something new at barcamp and love the collegiality of it. #nostuckupness :)

    1 · March 5

    • Steve D.

      Thanks it is always an absolute pleasure to have you!

      March 5

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