AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2009-03-29 - 17:38:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Tech: Social |

I've spent the weekend geeking out at the latest BarCampLondon in the lovely new offices of The Guardian by the canal at Kings Cross. Two days with lots of meeting people, talking about tech, food, politics, and anything else the attendees feel like talking about.

I ran a session on Stalking for Beginners which was actually more about choosing and using an online handle. What does it say about you if you always use the same name for all services, indeed should you have your 'business life' easily associated with your 'free-time activities', and how can you stop that happening if at all.

Unlike my previous BarCamp I actually went to a session in each timeslot on both days and enjoyed it immensely. If it wasn't for the too much sugar symptoms right now I'd probably be hacking code on some of the many ideas I've been sparked with over the weekend.



Recent posts:


A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

Latest tweets

Yesterday at 19:41 »
@Machiavelli2018 @HS2theTruth @BarrySheerman It's designed to be able to take faster services than will initially r…
Yesterday at 19:37 »
@HS2theTruth @Machiavelli2018 @BarrySheerman Er, you do realise that Adonis isn't in government and isn't likely to…
Yesterday at 17:16 »
@BRCWCo @2dollarcasio @HS2ltd Having never travelled on either I'll accept your word on it!
Yesterday at 17:15 »
@2dollarcasio @BRCWCo @HS2ltd HS2 will, almost certainly, be same cost as existing options for the same journey, ot…
Yesterday at 17:14 »
@Machiavelli2018 @BarrySheerman @HS2theTruth Yes, because to do so would destroy the very reason for its existence.…
Yesterday at 16:10 »
There's nothing wrong with socialism - we all rely on public roads, etc - but it is very clear the #BernieIsNotBlue…
@BernieSanders : I've got news for the Republican establishment. I've got news for the Democratic establishment. They can't stop us.
Yesterday at 16:05 »
@banditman59uk cf. Original Wood Lane (Shepherds' Bush) on twopenny tube.