Posted by bryanzug - 2006/08/27
Here are the initial .mov videos I managed to capture from yesterday’s BarCamp Vancouver. Very pleased with the captures for the most part. Will detail the setup Roland and I used later in the week.
These are quicktime .mov files I shot straight to disk. Were were able to get our opensource flash video thing going on Saturday morning (and when I say we, I mean Ianiv). As I previously mentioned, we transcoded and posted Friday night’s introductions. Everything worked through transcoding via FFMPEG to storing in Amazon’s S3 (thanks to Jeff Barr for the help!).
As the morning rolled on Roland and I captured video and Ianiv continued tweaking the setup. Headache and sleep deprivation caused Ianiv to have to pack it in early, so we weren’t able to transcode more via that setup yesterday — am sure we’ll get it done later this week.
On the sessions I caught — all were great and some were fantastic — noted standouts —
- The Meme Epidemic (43 MB .mov)
Darren Barefoot – darrenbarefoot.com
Darren is a pro and this was one of the best sessions of the weekend. What is a meme, how do they start, what is intriguing about them. Lots of talk about real world examples and the tracking of what Darren termed the ‘Epidemiology of a Meme’ — e.g. how it spreads.
- Constructing Creativity (36.9 .mov)
Aaron Wheeler – fightinjoe.com
Aaron is a natural and as he gets into this presentation, he is very engaging. Does a good job of spurring us on to live creatively engaged lives. Note the great slide design.
- Ruby on Rails from the Rear (35 MB .mov)
Jeremy Hubert – Rain City Studios & Aaron Wheeler – fightinjoe.com
Jeremy and Aaron gave a great intro to Rails. Natural presenters who showed why Rails is taking off and not just O’Reilly hype. They had a great quote in their slides — “Learn Rails: You can be just like DHH, just not as sexy.”
Here’s the full list of the sessions I got.
Prediction Markets (53 MB .mov)
Sacha Peter – doubleblind.ca
This vid is only half the session and also has bad audio. When the session I was set to record didn’t make, I repositioned to record Sacha’s session and wasn’t able to mic him.
Ad Hacks (8 MB .mov)
James Sherrett – adhack.com
Only have the last few minutes of this one. I had a power problem and it looks like the majority of the session vid got corrupted (and no, I wasn’t shooting tape –– too many undigitized miniDV’s to count are baring me from bringing more into that God-forsaken world) –– bummer too, cause James’ session was great. he’s a fantastic facilitator.
- For those that are interested, the url for DateBocks is at:
- For more information on Getting Started with Ruby on Rails, checkout the SlideWheel at:
Andre Charland and Dave Johnson – Nitobi.com
** Was trying a different sound setup here. It got distorted so I switched back. Sound is a bit distorted in the beginning. Again a bummer, cause it was a good session.
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