BarCamp Canberra – Finished for 2011

BarCamp Canberra is finished for another year – but we would love to hear what you thought, and keep the conversations going.

As an unconference, its hard to predict what the day will bring – but no one was injured, and the new venue remained intact (which must be some small measure of success). About 130 people attended and there were about 50 talks. CupcakeCamp proved to be popular. There were zombies and pirates and Gov2.0 experts. Coffee and talk flowed freely. Lots of photos from the day have been posted to flickr.

If you came along – did you enjoy the day? Was there a particular session that you liked, or conversation that inspired you? Or was there something that you didn’t like or would do differently next year? Post a comment with your thoughts below. If you are a blogger – feel free to include a link to your blog post about BarCamp Canberra 2011.

BarCamp Canberra will be returning in 2012. If you are interested in becoming an unorganiser please let us know. BarCamp relies on your participation and there is always room for improvement. Getting involved is the best way to ensure that BarCamp Canberra stays awesome!

BarCamp Canberra 2011 yum cha

It’s become a yearly tradition of organising a post-BarCamp yumcha with new and old BarCamp friends.

This year’s gathering will be held at Noble Palace in Woden, Canberra. This is opened to all barcamp attendees plus partners and children.


  • Date: Sunday 20th March 2011
  • Time: 10.30am to about 12 noon
  • Place: Noble Palace, 8-30 Corinna Street, Phillip, Canberra.
  • Cost: About $25-$27 per person (depending upon what the table has ordered)
  • Register at:

RSVPs are required as the restaurant is a very popular place and gets booked out very quickly.

Please note that this is not a free event. Based on past yum cha experiences at this restaurant, the average cost per person is about $25-$27/person.

Parking is available near the restaurant but can sometimes be difficult to find. Alternatively, there is underground parking available at the supermarket entrance. There is apparently 2 hours free parking at the underground car park.

Looking forward to seeing you there for some yummy yum cha goodness!
Register for BarCamp Canberra 2011 yum cha in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory  on Eventbrite

Make-a-badge competition

In an effort to be more sustainable and to do something useful with all those lanyards and badges we keep collecting from numerous events, we’re running a make-a-badge competition. Every attendee is encouraged to make and bring a badge to wear on the day of the event.

The best two badges will each win an awesome prize of a ticket to TEDxCanberra 2011 (which sold out within 48 hours last year…)

The rules: nothing rude, something preferably smaller than your body size 🙂

Things to consider including on your badge:

  • name
  • twitter name
  • topics you’re interested in
  • any other creative stuff!

BarCamp Canberra 2011 is on

For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!

With a brand new shiny venue in the ANU College of Business and Economics (Building 26C), we’re ready for a big day on 19 March, with room for 150 people to present, network, chat, listen, debate and share their visions, ideas and knowledge.

As ever, depending on you, the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as:
Social Innovation, Gov 2.0,
Web, Design, Makers/Hackers,
Science Communication,
Skeptic/Critical Thinking,
interdisciplinary topics and more.

Sign up now for BarCamp Canberra 2011

And, while you’re here, you can join the BarCamp Canberra community, via Twitter, Lanyrd, SlideShare, Flickr, and the venerable Google Group.