A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. Anyone can attend, participate, and present. To learn more, go to barcamp.org. This is a non-profit event: Attending is free of charge.
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We're expecting 50-100 attendees from all over Switzerland and Europe. The segment of people will likely be skewed towards the tech crowd.
BarCampZurich has taken place on October 28, 2006 at ETH Zurich.
BarCampZurich was a success. A total of 99 people attended (measured by the number of badges we had before and after the event). To our knowledge, this was one of the largest BarCamps on the continent to date. Thanks, everyone, for making this happen!
Presentation Slides / Downloads
Speakers/Presenters: Please add a link to your slides here:
There where several people recording the presentations with DV-cams. Please post your videos on this page, too!
- Douwe Osinga: Artificial Life (link to artificial life projects) Listen to Douwe
- Dominik Tarolli - Quo Vadis Blogging - Lustiges Hobby oder Geldmaschine
- Axel Beckert - Shell Quoting verstehen
- Multilingual Websites by Alex Schroeder
- Software as a Service (SaaS) / Andreas Von Gunten
- The One-man Company by Christophe Dessimoz
- Wissenserwerb und Lernen mit Hypertext und Web-Suchmaschinen / Adrian Heydecker
- Microformats - Real-world Semantic Web held by Cédric Hüsler
- Organizing Email Listen to Gabor Cselle
- Der 30-Minuten-Usability-Test / Peter Hogenkamp
- AJAX@localhost (pdf) / Harry Fuecks
- Felix E. Klee: Tag Trade and Paid Learning (HTML, MGP)
- Nicolas Berg: Key Learnings of Starting Up 8 High-tech Companies
- The ASP.NET Ajax Framework (pdf), by Sascha P. Corti
- Listen to Sven Eppert about: How to get Funding from Angel Investors and VCs for your Internet Start-up? on Jens Schroeter's Blog.
- Listen to Martin Ott about direkt collaboration on Jens Schroeter's Blog.
Blogs / Photos
If you blogged about BarCampZurich, add a link to your content here.
- Tagged Flickr images: http://flickr.com/photos/tags/barcampzurich & http://flickr.com/photos/tags/barcampzurich2006
- Tagged Blog's (some more posts on the tags without 2006):
- BarCampZurich Part I Dominik Tarolli / Der erste Blogeintrag des BarCampZurich "BarCampZurich - Part I"
- BarCampZurich Part II Dominik Tarolli
- Next Shell Quoting Talks Axel Beckert
- techblog.tilllate.com: Geek-Shirt statt Hemd Silvan Mühlemann
- Cedric Microformat Speech
- Peter Hogenkamp: BarCampZurich: Meine Praesentation
- Peter Hogenkamp ueber Wordpress
- Peter Hogenkamp ueber Timo Hetzel: Podcasting und so
- BarCampZurich - Thanks for Coming! Gabor Cselle
- BarCamp Zürich - Annettes Nachlese
- leo's persönlicher BarCamp Rückblick
- BarCampZurich - And Swiss are not "bünzlis" Corsin Camichel
- BarCamp Zurich - Part III (Fleischgewordenes Web 2.0) Dominik Tarolli
- BarCampZurich Report Remo Uherek
- BarCamp Zurich - Rückblick Andreas Von Gunten
- Impressionen vom BarCamp Adrian Heydecker
- BarCamp Zurich — Resumé Axel Beckert
- Barcamp Zürich Christopher Laux
- Encore sous le charme du BarCampZurich Christophe Ducamp (fr)
- BarCamp Zurich Review David Nydegger
- Organizing Mail in Second Life? Mein Second Life Weblog
- BarCampZurich: You can speak at LIFT
- Web 2.0 Existenzgründer in CH und D als unterkritische Masse! oder was denkt Ihr?
When and Where
Date and Times:
- October 28, 2006 (Saturday), 9:30h - 17:00h (time schedule)
These are some of the finest, freshly renovated auditoriums at ETH Zurich, with brand-new audio and visual equipment.
There will be free wireless net access (WLAN).
- Static location map by www.ethz.ch (HG Building is marked red)
- Interactive map by local.ch
- Interactive by map.search.ch
Tram stop: "ETH / Universitätsspital", tram lines 6/9/10
ETH Computer Science Anniversary
On October 28, there will be another event in the same building:
The event will consist of an exhibition and several talks by ETH researchers. Feel free to wander over from BarCampZurich.
Add your name, affiliation (optional), and your topic (optional) if you want to hold a presentation. You can talk about anything you like.
There will be 30 minute and 45 minute slots for presentations: Slots schedule. Please reserve plenty of time for discussions and questions.
You are free to present in any language you want. English, German, Swiss German, French, Italian? Take your pick.
- Douwe Osinga, Projects / Google Hacks
- Nicolas Berg, Entrepreneur, Key Learnings of Starting Up 8 High-tech Companies
- Dominik Wagner / Martin Ott / Martin Pittenauer, Direct Collaboration / SubEthaEdit
- Gabor Cselle, ETH Zurich, "Organizing Email"
- Alex Schröder, Multilingual Wikis using Oddmuse as an example in order to find new alternatives
- Cédric Hüsler, Microformats download slides as PDF
- Andreas Von Gunten, Software as a Service - A Paradigm Shift in the IT-Industry
- Fabian Siegel, will talk about the effect of caffeine on the human body.
- Christophe Dessimoz, The One-man Company (<- click here to read/edit abstract!)
- Peter Hogenkamp, Der 30-Minuten-Usability-Test für jedermann
- Timo Hetzel, Podcasting / Filme und so / Bits und so / Content Crew
- Christophe Ducamp, BarCampBank seeding.
- Silvio Strübi, Brand Communities und Co - einige Reflektionen
- Sascha P. Corti, Microsoft Switzerland, Exploring "ATLAS" - Microsoft's framework for AJAX style web applications.
- Annette und Olaf Schmitz, WordPress Deutschland, Bloggen mit WordPress.
- Felix E. Klee, Tag Trade and Paid Learning - proposals.
- Pierre Philippe Cormeraie, BarCampBank - Innovation
- Adrian Heydecker, IPMZ Uni Zürich - Wissenserwerb und Lernen mit Hypertext und Web-Suchmaschinen
- Philippe Schoen, BarCampAlsace - Optim'Us - BarCampRhine 2007
- Axel Beckert, ETH Zurich, ISG D-PHYS, probably talking about Shell quoting verstehen in German
- Dominik Tarolli, Quo vadis Blogging - Geldmaschine oder lustiges Hobby?
- Sven Eppert, BrainsToVentures (b-to-v), How to get Funding from Angel Investors and VCs for your Internet Start-up? Download
- Harry Fuecks, "AJAX@localhost" - because that's where it works for me - talk slides available here (pdf)
- Urban Müller could talk about Brainfuck if anyone interested
- (registration closed)
Enter your name here if you're interesting in speaking, organizing, helping out, or just attending. We'll hand out badges at the reception desk.
You don't have to present, but at least ask questions and be an interactive participant! If you present, you might benefit from some things to remember.
We'll have room for about 100 attendees.
- Gabor Cselle, attending, organizing, helping out
- Corsin Camichel, attending, organizing, helping out
- Fabian Siegel, attending, speaking, helping out
- Matthias Sala, attending, let's see what I can do
- Gregoire Japiot, attending, helping out (I don't speak Deutsch...)
- Markus Egli, attending, helping out
- Lele, helping out
- Dominik Grolimund, attending, helping out
- Christophe Dessimoz, attending, possibly speaking, helping out
- Alex Schröder, attending, speaking
- Douwe Osinga, attending, speaking
- Dominik Wagner, attending, speaking
- Balint Miklos, attending, having fun
- Cédric Hüsler, attending, speaking?
- Remo Uherek, attending, having fun, philosophize, blogging
- Nicolas Berg, attending, speaking
- Christian Leu, attending, blogging
- Sebastian Kippe, attending, blogging, having fun
- Daniel Dalquen, attending, helping out
- Andreas Von Gunten, attending, speaking
- Keno Albrecht, attending
- Leo Büttiker, attending, helping out (a bit morn time now, stay the hole day)
- Fabian Bannwart
- Alexander Rossner, attending, speaking
- Christopher Laux, attending (speaking?)
- Harry Fuecks, attending
- Peter Hogenkamp, attending, blogging, speaking?
- Michael Böni, attending
- Carole Hofmann, attending
- Denis De Mesmaeker, attending
- Silvan Mühlemann, attending
- Andre Schraner, attending
- Christoph Schifferli, attending
- Timo Hetzel, attending, speaking
- Christophe Ducamp, attending, speaking
- Adrian Gauch, attending
- Christine Stumpf zweitgeist, attending, speaking?
- Dragica Kahlina , attending, maybe speaking
- Dylan Devillers, attending, questioning
- Erik Pöhler, attending, speaking?, saying: may the bots be with you.
- Till Kleisli, attending, helping out, interact
- Hans-Georg Gruber und Team, attending
- Sascha P. Corti, Microsoft Switzerland, attending
- Sven Eppert, BrainsToVentures (b-to-v), attending, speaking
- Gürkan Sengün, attending, speaking?
- Andreas Hollenstein, attending
- Martin Ott, attending, speaking?
- Lucas Vogelsang, attending
- David McCreery, attending
- Annette Schmitz, attending
- Olaf Schmitz, attending
- Felix E. Klee, attending, speaking
- Pierre Philippe Cormeraie, BarCampBank - Innovation , attending, speaking
- Yvonne Anne Oswald, attending, helping out
- Adrian Heydecker, attending, speaking
- Philippe Schoen, attending, speaking
- Axel Beckert, attending, speaking
- Mauro Calderara, attending
- Silvan Gebhardt, attending
- Laurent Haug, LIFT Conference, coComment, attending, chilling
- Andreas Cselle, attending
- Arthur van Dorp, attending, helping out
- Florian Walpen, attending
- Baptiste Pretre, attending
- Jean-Luc Geering, attending
- Michael Bumann, attending
- Michel Lussenburg, attending
- Myrto Zehnder, attending
- Dorian Selz, attending
- Roger Seiler, attending
- Andreas Hauff, attending
- Beni Bosshard, attending (maybe)
- John Mellano, attending, helping out
- Hong Zhang, attending
- Peter Ulrich, attending (maybe)
- Dominik Tarolli, attending, speaking, blogging
- Frank Duffner, attending
- Sascha Lorenz, attending
- Silvio Strübi, attending, speaking?
- Alfonso Rodriguez, attending (maybe)
- Jens Schroeter, attending, podcasting
- Urban Müller, attending
- Luzius Meisser, attending
- Patric Mueller, attending
- Thomas Bütikofer, attending
- Stephan Eggenberger, attending
- david haberthür, probably attending
- Jens Gruschel, attending
- Christoph Giess, attending
- Corsin Decurtins, probably attending
- Kolja Powischer, attending
- Bernd Bickel, probably attending
- Thomas Hägi, attending
- Basil Achermann, attending
- Charly Wilhelm, attending
- Reto Ischi, attending
- Alexander Sulzer, attending
- Felix Hürlimann, attending
- Nikhil Bakshi, attending
- Lina Martensson, attending
- David Burkardt, attending, having fun
- Madleina Scheidegger, attending
- Emanuel Carisch, attending, telling!?
- Bernhard Seefeld, attending
- Alexander Bub, attending, helping out
- Yury Melnichek, attending
- Sascha Rinaldi, attending
- Corinne Baltzer, attending
- David Nydegger, attending
- Sebastien Lambercy, attending
- William Lüthi, attending,
- Mario Iseli, attending
- (registration closed)
Join our IRC-channel at irc.freenode.org, channel #barcampzurich.
The great thing about Zurich is that it's easily reachable by train. The other great thing about Zurich ist that it's one hour away by air from all major European cities. Flights are very affordable during late October if you book early. Some links:
- SBB (Swiss National Railways)
- Swiss (Swiss International Airlines)
- MySwitzerland (for hotel bookings)
- map.search.ch (maps)
- Google Map of Zurich (maps)
Attending BarCamp is free!
But we're still looking for sponsors of:
apero 1 (liquids, snacks)(sponsor found: Google!)
apero 2 (liquids, snacks)(sponsor found: local.ch!)
lanyards(supported by Manroof)
We're expecting 50-100 attendees.
- Earn the goodwill and attention of many alpha geeks in attendance.
- You'll have your company's name associated with a hip techie event.
- As a sponsor, you'll have your name and logo listed on the event board plus the event wiki, and we'll thank you at the conference.
- You can say a few words at the conference, if you like.
Help Promote BarCampZurich
Help promote BarCampZurich - put a banner or your site or blog! There is a number of designs and sizes to choose from.
If you have any questions or comments, contact Gabor.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Are there rules? This is Switzerland, there are rules for everything! My very own grandmother will ensure that common decency is upheld at all times. No, just kidding, see TheRulesOfBarCamp for the 'rules'.
- Can I help out? Yes of course! We need help in organizing the event (finding a venue, sponsors, and good speakers). At the conference, we'll need people who handle registrations, questions, and guard the T-Shirts. Enter your name under 'Participants'. Also, send an e-mail to Gabor so we have your e-mail addresses.
- Can I present? Of course! Enter your name in the 'unAgenda'. Drop us a line if you have questions.
- Can I present in German? What about Schwyzerdütsch? English? French? Anything is fine. Please note your language choice in the unagenda.
- What can I speak about? Anything! The spirit of BarCamp is that you're free to choose your topic, your language, and presentation style. We're a bit skewed towards the hacker / tech crowd. So far, we've had people ask us whether they can talk about their Web Hacks or the effects of caffeine on humans - of course they can!
- Do I have to bring in my own OHP, Beamer, Flipchart,...? No, we will have projectors, flipcharts and power supplies. All you have to bring is fun, and optionally your laptop, and your video camera, if you like.