The conference is almost entirely user-generated, as people sign up to lead sessions on a variety of sometimes esoteric topics in rooms scattered all through the facility.
While most conferences look at the here and now, Foo Camp is aggressive in its quest to get people to think outside the box.
In fact, if there were a box, the brainy denizens of Foo Camp would probably turn it into a time machine/beer dispenser/robot ninja warrior.
I was lucky enough to be invited back to foo camp (after missing one year) this year, and it was more fun than ever. I kind of like the fact that I'm not garanteed to be reinvited any given year, it sort of validates the whole thing for me. Sort of like the "i refuse to be a part of any organization that will have me" thing.
The link here has a video made by one of the ppl that run the all things D conference showing some of foo camp, if you look carefully you can see in in the opening cerimonies in my white t-shirt, also you can see my tent readily (its the ancient relic that was used for the first time in like 14 years), its the only one that looks like a tent should.
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