First there was BarCamp. Now there’s “minibar”…

I like this…

You thinking about creating the next Last.fm, flickr, or Web 2.0 start up? You think [[Insert your town/city]] lacks opportunities to meet up and discuss those ideas?
For those who don’t have time to attend a full BarCamp, some of us have come up with MiniBar, a chance to snaffle some free beer while discussing p2p, Creative Commons, web applications, social networking and general Web 2.0 mayhem & fandango.
It’s fun, it’s free and you don’t have to bring a sleeping bag.

I was chatting with James Corbett last week about face-to-face meetings. James felt BarCampIreland was too formal (in which case we screwed up – BarCamp is meant to be anything but formal ;-) ). James suggested smaller more frequent meetups so minibar should be right up his street.

Let a thousand minibars bloom.

update: James is getting the ball rolling with a minibar in Limerick this friday. Let us know how it goes James.

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6 thoughts on “First there was BarCamp. Now there’s “minibar”…

  1. Woah, I certainly don’t think you guys screwed up,… on the contrary BarCamp Ireland was the best IT event I’ve yet been to (as I said at the time).

    What I really meant, even if I used the term ‘too formal’ is that it’s almost too ‘big’ an event to hold regularly and I’m inclined to think that frequency of meeting/networking is more important than the size of the group.

    I suppose I think there needs to be a complementary event to BarCamp and this miniBar certainly looks like it fits the bill. :-)

  2. sxoop says:

    self-effacing “wink” smiley added ;-)

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  4. Make mine an Erdinger.

  5. “Let us know how it goes James.”

    Sure. I don’t know really if it qualifies for the ‘MiniBar’ label but ‘geek dinner’ is sounding tired and I’ve a feeling it puts off a lot of the cooler geeks ;-)

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