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BarCamp - the wiki of events

I’ve posted the slides of my Wikimania 2006 presentation. Feel free to use them and mash’em up — just be sure to give me and the photo authors a li’l credit. Thanks!

Oh, and if you missed it, here’s a video of the actual presentation courtesy Raines Cohen.

…well, probably not all that different, but apparently had certain skeptical Wikipedians had their way, Wikipedia would be less one entry.

Fortunately, the Wikipedia process paid off and a number of advocates came out of the woodwork to not only champion the listing, but to actually greatly improve it!

This kind of community policing and reinforcement gives me great faith in these kind of initiatives — and in the continued success of open models of participation. Interestingly, Dan Fost refers to BarCamps as “those un-conferences organized in wiki format” in his retelling of this near-brush with deletion.