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BarCamp San Diego 6 is this Saturday!

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It’s THIS Saturday! And I don’t even have my talk prepared yet! Here’s the critical info:
  • January 16th and 17th
  • Intuit, Santa Fe Campus in Carmel Valley
  • our wiki

If you’d like to help out – show up around 8:30 am to help the planners unload and setup.

Some tips for those of you for whom this is not news:

  • If you’re speaking rehearse your talk. It helps!
  • If you’re not done with your talk, don’t wait until the last minute!
  • Bring cameras, video recorders, audio recorders, etc. – people love having their talks recorded.
  • New to barcamp? Search Flickr, Yahoo or Google for “barcampsd”!
  • Not sure what to talk about? Have a peek at this.

Thats it!

See you all Saturday!

Barcamp San Diego wifi post mortem!

After running 7 barcamp networks (2 in LA, 5 in SD) I’ve learned a ton:

  • ‘end user’ or ‘home’ wifi gear doesnt work. No matter how awesome you think it is. It just never ever cuts it.
  • 2.4ghz is the devil
  • you need at LEAST 5-10 megabits of connectivity, preferably with the ability to burst up higher.
  • OpenDNS = fail
  • Spend the extra money/time/etc and get mesh wireless from a reputable vendor (cisco/aruba/xirrus etc). It will make your life way way easier.

I’ve banged out a quick writeup on the BarCamp San Diego 5 wifi network over on thaumatocracy.com – so if you’re a wifidork or have any interest in how the network was run, pop on by!

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