A quick summary of the Barcamp talk on Enterprise Web 2
Until now, innovation has stopped at the corporate firewall, with most of the Web 2 activity taking place in the personal and consumer space. With blogs (slowly) coming to the attention of the business mainstream, what is next to be taken up? Why should large companies bother? How will they implement it, or is Enterprise Web 2 just a fancy name for stuff they are doing anyway? More importantly, will anybody make a living out of it?
Any thoughts / comments / suggestions on what people what like to see?
Barcamp team spotted organising in Dublin.
Barcamp team Ellybabes, Joe Drumgoole and Eoghan McCabe (plus Paul Browne behind camera) spotted plotting in a pub in Dublin. Paul Walsh sent his apologies. More to be revealed about Barcamp Dublin shortly.
Thanks to Eoghan, there are going to be some changes around here. He’s just announced that we’re the winner of the 2000 Euro worth of web design work. For a sample of his work , check out the redesign that he has done of the Barcamp Dublin site.
I actually tried to convince Eoghan to pick somebody else with even more readers (in a mercenary get some more exposure kind of way). He’s sticking with the person choosen by his random number omiter.
So the question is, What’s your favourite colour? What part of this website do you think needs an upgrade – this blog, the main FirstPartners.net ‘Corporate site’, or the wiki / knowledgebase? What changes do you think should be made?Or should I save the prize for the forthcoming mad, take over the world attempt part 2 (Red Piranha)?
Further Kudos to Eoghan for carrying out some Charity work as well: tuppenceworth.ie, entered by Simon McGarr, the other is a project by IQ Content for the Red Door School, entered by Laurence Veale
People we met at the pre-blog meetup
- Eddie from McGarr Solictors; Keep up the good work – yes at least one non-legal reader can follow your blog, and I suspect that there are many more.
- EllyBabes. I’ve volunteered to help organize Barcamp Dublin. I don’t even have the excuse of being drunk. And now I’ve gone and put it in writing , so I’ll really have to help.
- Tom and Damien, and ended up stuffing things into paper bags (I’m sure that wasn’t on the original invitation).
- Antoin from Eire.com , busy handing out fon.com cards (and he has me almost sold on the concept).
- GrannyMar. She’s a lovely lady, and was very graceful about my confusing her with Grandad’s wife.
- Eoin O’Dell – cearta.ie, who wasn’t able to stay for the rest of the evening
At the Awards themselves (mainly beside the bar, take from that what you will)
- Bernie Goldbach. Ungrateful sod that he is , gave away the award that we sponsored. I couldn’t have done it better myself, given that I originally wanted to nominate Damien for the category.
- Keith Bohanna, who looks exactly like his photo on his blog (don’t know if that is good or bad – see next point).
- Krishna De, who told me I should lose the tie in the photo (top right) , and she’s probably right.
- Ann from Allagi, also nominated for ‘Best business blog’ , but lost out to the Ice Cream guys (below).
- Conor from LouderVoice – as funny in the person as he is on his (award winning) blog posts.
- Thomas Holmes (YClickit) and Eoghan McCabe , fellow
conspirators competitors in the pint competition. Thomas is living my ideal lifesytle (working remotely , living in Montpellier France. It might also be worthwhile (hint) subscribing to Eogans blog today.
- Richard Hearne, Red Cardinal. Target number 2 for lifestyle Jealously with 6 months a year in Thailand.
- Joe Drumgoole , yet I still don’t understand what ‘ace king – check it out’ means (see the top of is blog page). Maybe if I help organise barcamp dublin he’ll let me in on the secret.
- Roger Galligan , from irishblogs.ie. Yes I do know the difference between you and boards.ie 🙂
- Conn Ó Muíneacháin. Giving the (Irish Language) awards away this year, instead of winning them
and pings for the people that we didn’t meet …
- Brian Honan couldn’t make it (he was nominated for best business blog), but lost out in the end to the Ice Cream guys.
- Ken McGuire, who I still owe a pint (unless he can come up with a ‘double or quits’ scheme).
- Kieran from Ice Cream Ireland. He must have been surrounded by frozen food groupies 🙂
- Lar from IQ Content – almost got talking a couple of times, but generally one or other of us got sidetracked.
The announcement on the official BarCamp Dublin Blog is here.
To quote what is barcamp?
[Barcamp] is an informal gathering of people from technical and business backgrounds, where information and experiences are exchanged. The event is geared towards sharing knowledge and learning from others and there is a policy of encouraging active participation in all discussions.
So if you’ve never been to one before, and not sure about attending. Just Go. You’ll be glad that you did.
Update: Paul asked me to change the order of links so that the ‘official’ site came first (previously I had his blog listed top). The original links are below.
Paul Walsh has announced the date of Barcamp Dublin on his Blog. It’s Saturday 21st April in the Digital Hub Dublin. Paul is organising the Event , along with EllyBabes and Joe Drumgoole.
Update 2: I’d forgotten to mention Keith Bohanna’s post about the upcoming Barcamps. Anybody else up for organising a Barcamp north of Dublin (in Drogheda, Dundalk or Newry)?
Seems that both Michele and Tom will be at the Irish Blog Awards (but not the Barcamp in Waterford this Saturday). Tom’s not happy with his hosting. Make that Tom is very unhappy with the hosting. Will it all end in a barroom brawl in the basement of the Alexendar hotel?
My own opinion is that all hosting contracts, like politics, end in tears. I’ve sympathy with Tom , having recently been in a similar situation. In my case , I have nobody to blame but myself:
- I should have backed up my files if they were that important to me.
- You get what you pay for. In my case , I was on shared hosting for next to nothing. I was unhappy , but not surprised when it fell over.
Overall , I can understand , but I’m slightly disappointed with Tom. He’s the closest thing we have to an ‘A-List blogger’. With that power comes responsibility – I wouldn’t diss a companies hard-won reputation (even though they may deserve it) without thinking over ‘what could I have done better’)
Note, I don’t host with Blackknight and have no connection to them.
Forget your Web 2.0 , Barcamp, Networking events. This is how it is done – exactly like it says on the Tin. It’s (nearly) Christmas. 12 Pubs . Drogheda. If you need any more information than that, check out the web site.
This Years Route:
1 Trinity Arms
9 Cellars Bar