The weekend of 4th & 5th April 2009, many went for the Malaysian GP in Sepang.
The others went for Hikethon.
Myself? I went for Hackathon at BarCamp KL @ Inti College, Subang. It was great.
Great to me because:
1) It’s a knowledge sharing event open for all
2) You get to meet a lot of techies all in one place, and hear them speak
3) Not all sessions are about technologies, you get dance lessons and dating lessons too. Hah!
4) You get to see a lot of netbooks, macs, iphones and other cool stuff
5) Attend college/classes, from morning til dinner time
6) Free entrance, free t-shirt, free breakfast, free food, free wifi, free lucky draw prizes ( i didn’t get any though)
7) Free Mozilla Firefox stickers
8) New twitter friends, facebook friends
9) Presented a session on OpenSocial for H20 Hackathon
The BarCamp KL was a success. Although I do not have the official numbers of people who attended, it was really a huge crowd.
Sessions were packed for all six rooms and a room for OpenSocial Hackathon.
Read about the sessions from Andy (Day 1, Day 2) , Nazri aka Tekong and Bernard Leong.
Credits to the organizers of BarCamp KL for running this.
On the OpenSocial H20 Hackathon (first OpenSocial Hackathon in KL), it was a smooth affair although the wireless internet was challenging, but it went well. Nazroll had a great graffiti wall (or whiteboard?), ran through the entire hackathon relentlessly.
We had a great session on brainstorming of ideas for OpenSocial applications, ranging from simple and easy to build app to one that is super useful but it’s not able to be developed for the time being. We also had Hong who came all the way from Singapore just to attend this Hackathon and develop an OpenSocial application named Hanging Conversations.
Checkout some of the BarCamp KL related links here:
Some of the photos taken on my mobile, sorry didn’t bring my SLR. 🙂
And this one’s from Andy. Thanks!
If it wasn’t for this BarCamp, I might have been to Sepang for a photographs shootout.
By the way, it rained so heavily that weekend, the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix had to be shortened. Luckily I was in BarCamp KL. 🙂
The OpenSocial Slides:
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