BarCamp NorthEast4 was held over the weekend at the Star & Shadow Community Cinema in Newcastle, a venue which turned out to be very popular with the BarCampers.
As with previous Newcastle BarCamps, I found it a very friendly and informal atmosphere. We had some helpers volunteer for holding the fort at reception – they seemed to do a good job and never get bored!
The venue was also very good for holding a BarCamp – and we even had our own real bar to serve the drinks from on Saturday evening! Alistair enjoyed that bit – can you tell?
As well as having a drink or two, there were plenty of other evening entertainments including unicycling, Dr Horrible in the Cinema, power point karaoke, werewolf and a monster game of Carcassonne. The retro gaming corner also went down well, and the trainset got a run out too.
There was also a great selection of sessions during the two days, on all sorts of topics. I did my High Speed Flash presentation again and enjoyed attending other sessions. They were very diverse this time around and didn’t all belong in the technology camp – which is great to see some variety. There are only so many talks on jQuery you can attend!
Here are my pictures from the event: