Thanks for making BarCamp Canberra 2012 great

Thank you for for coming to BarCamp Canberra 2012, it was great to have such wonderful range of people bring their ideas to share.

As mentioned at the end of the event, it can be hard to explain to people what a BarCamp is, and how it works, so go forth and share your experience with others and encourage them to attend future BarCamps.

If you comment or post online about the event, let us know and we’ll link to it from the Barcamp Canberra website.


Each year we survey attendees to ask what worked well, and what could be improved. We would appreciate if you could complete the survey here to let us know what you thought of the day.

Thank you to our sponsors

The venue, lunch, drinks and other features of BarCamp were only possible due to the support of our sponsors, the ANU, Acidlabs, C-Metrics, Delib, Ninefold, Palantir, Squiz and Funnelback. These organisations support the community and we encourage you to support them in return.
Please take a moment and visit their websites and, if any interest you, sign up to their newsletter, blog or twitter feed.  These companies and organisations have interesting ideas and services, they like barcamps and the people who attend, and really support the community.

Please volunteer

BarCamp Canberra is a volunteer run event and we are always looking for people who are willing and able to dedicate some time to support the planning, unorganising and on-the-day support needed to make the BarCamp successful.

if you are interested in helping out with future Canberra BarCamps in any capacity please email us at

Different levels of commitment can be catered for, from a few hours each week in the months before, to helping out on the day. Most planning is done electronically with occasional meetings over coffee  – so its flexible, friendly and efficient.

Ideas for future venues and sponsors

As an almost no-budget event, we are always on the lookout for sponsors and venues. ANU have provided fantastic venues for us over the last five years, but there is no guarantee that they will be able to continue to do so in the future. If you know a suitable venue, and you can help us secure it for no cost (not asking much are we?) than PLEASE let us know.

Also sponsors – we can’t hold an event like BarCamp without them, unless we charge money to attend, and we don’t want to do that. If you work in a company or can suggest one that might be interested in sponsoring future BarCamps please let us know. It can be big or small, cash or in kind. $250 and up is all it takes to make a significant contribution.

On behalf of all the Unorganised, thank you for attending BarCamp Canberra 2012. Without the community that attends the event there would not be one!

We hope to see all of you, plus your friends, at the next BarCamp Canberra!


The BarCamp Canberra Unorganisers

Gavin Tapp, Ruth Ellison, Craig Thomler, Stephen Collins, Stephen Dann, Sharen Scott, David Mackie, David Heacock, Kerry Webb, Sam Livingstone, Tim Conway ,Christopher Giffard, Kim Chatterjee

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