BarCamp NorthEast4

BarCamp NorthEast4 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.

Happy Barman Alistair!

Happy Barman Alistair!

Helpers at the reception desk

Helpers at the reception desk

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:

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