Foo Baa La La La, Redux

February 4, 2008

I’m still in serious sleep debt after a great weekend at Kiwi Foo Camp (a.k.a. Baa Camp) in Warkworth.

This was my second Foo Camp (my first was this same event last year). Once again it was a surprising mix of people and ideas. Between the wine, warewolf, cricket, banjo, and guitar hero there was just enough time for some excellent presentations and sessions – the ones I attended covered everything from pitching tech stories to media, to electric cars, to shareware, to teaching kids to program … and lots in between.

We even managed to stop en route for an indoor ski, which was bizarre but a lot of fun (imagine a giant fridge sitting on the side of a hill on the outskirts of Auckland and you start to get the idea).

So, in place of more words here are some photos from Flickr and some links:

There were 160 people attending this year, including some familiar faces from last year and some new interesting people

The un-schedule was all over the spectrum

And lots of interesting ideas changed hands ….

Those lucky enough to bring a tent managed to avoid the synchronized snoring in the whare

On Saturday morning Kim Hill interviewed some of the attendees (you can listen to the podcast if you missed it) …

On Saturday night Mike and I thought we had the warewolf sussed

Garth had our back

But, it’s always the person you never expect

Well, okay, not [ALWAYS]14] …

Later in the evening some of the villagers just preferred to stay asleep

At the same time these guys were having a lot of fun with fire (and taking some great timelapse photos)…

As was John the next morning

Russell caught the eye of the scouts from the Indian 20/20 leagues

And Mauricio made himself comfortable in the commentary position

Those are NOT beer goggles

And, at the end of it all, a bunch of happy campers

But, don’t just take my word for it. Here is what some other attendees thought:

Meanwhile, the Kiwi Foo Camp wikipedia post needs to be updated if anybody has some time to spare.