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  • Barcamping in Eastern Europe
    • ByCamp, Miensk (Belarus), June 7, 2008
    • By Oleksandr Demchenko
  • Outline
    • 1. Barcamps : WTF?
    • 2. Overview of Barcamps in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    • 3. Regional Barcamping Features
    • 4. Future Trends
  • 1. Barcamps: WTF?
  • Origin of Barcamps
    • O'Reilly's FooCamp and FooBar
    • Barcamp as an opensourced version of Foocamp
    • First barcamp: 2005, Silicon Valley
    • Several hundred barcamps in 3 years
  • WTF?
    • Self-organized (user generated) (un)conference. Wiki is usually used to set up a barcamp
    • Brief sessions with no topical division to give an opportunity to everyone and to mix up the audience
    • Generaly on new media or ICT related topics, but not limiting to
    • Great spirit of creativity, information exchange ant extensive networking
  • 2. Overview of Barcamps in Eastern Europe and
  • Blogcamp CIS and Baltics 2007
    • Kyiv, Ukraine (no visa for both EU and CIS citizens), Oct 13-14
    • OSI granted, also supported by TOL and Internews
    • 300 participants
    • 60 sessions within 2 days in 3 simultaneous flows
    • 700 blog posts covering the event
    • Promoting barcamp format as one of the aims
  • Barcamp Baltics 2008
    • Riga, Latvia, Feb 8-10
    • Both commercial and non-commercial sponsors
    • Venue is city's best hotel
    • 450 participants from all post-USSR countries
    • Barcamp is only one day
    • Innovation incubator and pecha kucha next day
  • Moscow's 1 st Educational 'Samosbor'
    • Moscow, Russia, Feb. 24
    • 'Samosbor' is a linguistic purist translation of barcamp
    • Intel's educational program
  • Education 2.0
    • Moscow, Russia, March 28
    • Google's educational conference
    • ½ of event pre-scheduled
    • ½ in barcamp format
  • 'Blogcamp' on Internet and Business Conference 2008
    • Near Moscow, April 17-18
    • Leading Russian internet annual conference
    • Mis-using word 'blogcamp' instead of barcamp
    • Participants are free to propose their sessions on conference website
    • Online voting for proposed sessions: most voted items included in program of the conference
  • Code:Camp
    • Lviv, Ukraine, April 19-20
    • Set up in frames of Decoded annual IT festival
    • Sessions given only by sponsors and Kyiv blogcamp community
    • Local community isn't informed enough about barcamp format
  • Bridgecamp
    • Riga, Latvia, April 25-26
    • «Bridge» is for bridging ICT and NGO communities
    • One session flow educating NGO people about ICT
    • Another one educating ICT people about non-governmental activities
  • Barcamp Caucasus
    • Tbilisi, Georgia, June 7-8
    • Georgia is a safe ground for Armenians and Azerbaijanis to meet
    • About 150 participants
    • Lack of local barcamp community
  • Mediabarcamp
    • Lithuania, June 6-8
    • Media activism in focus
    • Mostly for Belarusians
    • Hosted by Belarusian Greens
    • At Baltic seashore
    • Simultaneous with Barcamp Caucasus
  • iCamp
    • iCamp - near Moscow, Jul 30 — Aug 3
    • 'Ethnomir' resort
    • About 450 participants
    • Devided into sections (blogcamp, startupcamp, educamp etc.)‏
  • And more...
    • Barcamp (Central) Asia - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Aug 29-31 (See Kristina's presentation)‏
    • Barcamp Azerbaidjan - Baku/Lenkoran, Aug 29-31
    • Barcamp Kazakhstan - Almaty, Sept 12-14
  • Blogcamp Central and Eastern Europe 2008
    • Kyiv (Ukraine), Oct 10-12
    • Region shift: from CIS in 2007 to CEE in 2008
    • 821 participants from 16 countries
    • 101 presentations
    • Investor day – about 130 projects contesting
    • Best Ukrainian Blog Awards
  • Educamp
    • Kyiv (Ukraine), November 15-16
    • Not a barcamp!
    • Seminars in Universities on new media prior to Educamp (up to 600 participants)‏
    • Up to 400 students took part
    • Blogcamp community were presenters in 3 session tracks
    • Educamp in Donetsk on Dec. 18th
  • SocialCamp
    • Kyiv, December 13
    • Some 100 participants
    • 3 simultaneous session flows
    • Focus on new media for NGOs and activists
  • ByCamp
    • Here you are!
  • Minibars and minicamps
    • Minibars are thematic gatherings of Moscow iCamp community
    • Minicamps are Ukrainian (Kyiv) monthly meeting of this kind
    • In other countries word 'minibar' is sometimes used for barcamp presentation meeting
  • 3. Regional Barcamping Features
  • Non-governmental support
    • Open Society Institute is granting main barcamps
    • Supported by: Internews Ukraine, Internews Network, Transitions Online, European Journalism Centre, Swedish International Liberal Centre...
    • Travel grants for barcampers from other nations
  • Investment event
    • Named Innovation Incubator on Baltic and Caucasus barcamps
    • Special activity on barcamps to get together investors and startupers
    • Both business and non-profit projects
  • Wiki is not the only option
    • Wiki was used for Blogcamp CIS and Baltics and Samosbor
    • Wordpress used for Barcamp Baltics and Barcamp Caucasus. Registration for the event was realised with registration in wordpress
    • Special CMS will be used for iCamp and Blogcamp CEE
  • Miscellaneous (outdated a bit)‏
    • Traincamps and aircamps — participants of one nation are travelling to barcamp to another country together
    • Barcamps of Eastern Europe are generally more 'organized' and attract more participant than a typical barcamp
    • 'How to organize your barcamp' is a typical end session
  • 4. Trends
  • Commercializing
    • OSI to end support?
    • Commercial sponsors are better acqainted with barcamp format
    • Organizers are more experienced
    • Barcamps are cool
  • Getting lesser in size, more topic-specific
    • More specialized barcamps
    • 'Normalizing' in size
  • De-barcamping?
    • Not barcamp elements: investment event, pecha-kucha etc.
    • More control of content: thematic sections on iCamp, voting for sessions
    • Some not-barcamp events but inspired by barcamps are called barcamps or ...camps.
  • Boil-out?
    • Barcamps are loosing their `inspirational spirit
    • Searching for new efficient formats (e.g. discussions in groups as at ByCamp and and Barcamp Baltics 2009)‏
    • Blogcamp CEE 2008
    • Oleksandr Demchenko
    • http://demchenko.info