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OggCamp '13

OggCamp '13

18.Oct.2013 - 20.Oct.2013
Liverpool John Moore's University Art & Design Academy

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OggCamp is an unconference, and it only happens because of its attendees. Alongside our scheduled track, we’ll have 3 tracks which will be decided on the day. This means we need you to come along and offer a talk about your project, hobby, experiences, or opinions. Anything related to Free Culture is welcome, including Free and Open Source Software, Creative Commons works, hardware hacking, or any collaborative activity. Please check out the Talk Guidelines page ahead of the event for guidance about tone, content, and set-up.

Of course, speaking isn’t compulsory. If you only want to come along to enjoy the talks, exhibition and parties, you’re just as welcome!

We will have a system in place to manage the talks on the day. Slots will be 30 minutes long, and you can have a maximum of 2 slots (i.e. 1 hour) for your talk. If you need any help submitting your talk, our crew will be on hand to help. There will also be some sessions of shorter “lightning” talks.


SOCIAL EVENT Evening Social at Leaf (17:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 8


SOCIAL EVENT Welcome Speech (10:30)
Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK PRISM and Mass Surveillance: a turning point (11:00)
Javier Ruiz
Rating: 4 of 5 9
TALK - Promoting Creative Commons Music (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Minecraft to Real World Interface Using Python and the Raspberry Pi (11:30)
Dave Potts, Barney Potts
Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Barney Brown - Inside the Intercontinental Music Lab (12:00) Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Why do we need another YouTube? (12:00)
Dan Dart
Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK Forking Hardware! (12:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK making a snail tale (12:00)
Dave Hingley
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK UEFI: WTF? (12:30) Rating: 5 of 5 5
TALK iot, transparency, data, bbc and privacy (12:30) Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Ask me about FirefoxOS (12:30)
James Hugman
Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK How I rob banks and why YOU should be scared (14:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 23
Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Ian Forrester, Nathan Dumont, Martyn Ranyard
Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK The Dick Turpin Roadshow with Freaky Clown and Peter (15:00) Rating: 4 of 5 10
TALK Security is dead, long live the hacker ! (15:30) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Interactive Intro to Programming Minecraft with Python (15:30)
Dave Potts, Barney Potts
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Live Podcast (16:00)
Mark Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, Tony Whitmore, Dan Lynch, Les Pounder
Rating: 4 of 5 9
SOCIAL EVENT Evening Social at The Raquet Club (18:30)
Rating: 4 of 5 9


TALK Developing Automotive Linux (11:00)
Alison Chaiken
Rating: 5 of 5 7
TALK SQRL - A new authentication system (11:30) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK Kidnapping talk (11:30)
Nour Alomary
Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Gary Smailes - Open Publishing (12:00) Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK Linux Gaming: Oolite - A Fun Way to Get Involved in FOSS (12:00) Rating: 4 of 5 9
TALK Tricopters and quads: a primer (12:00)
Alex Willmer
Rating: 5 of 5 5
TALK When the border guards offered me drugs: terrifying tales from travels to Kyrgyzstan! (12:00) Rating: 4 of 5 3
TALK How to do an Oggcamp (12:30) Rating: 0 of 5 1
TALK Bringing the light of open source into the darkness of academia (12:30) Rating: 5 of 5 7
TALK Panel Discussion with your host, Mr Dan Lynch (14:00)
Dan Lynch, Alison Chaiken, Gary Smailes, Tim Dobson
Rating: 5 of 5 2
SOCIAL EVENT Werewolf! (game not talk) (14:00) Rating: 0 of 5 1
TALK Ubuntu for Phones vs Firefox OS Top Trumps (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 7
TALK Full Circle Podcast Recording (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 5
TALK Git Basics (14:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK RaffleCast (15:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 9
SOCIAL EVENT Evening Social at Leaf (17:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 4

21.Oct.2013 at 09:49 by JonTheNiceGuy (36 comments) (Feedback)

On the venue:
Loved the layout. It made much more sense to have all the non-main-stage rooms in the same space. Having the registration desk at the front helped out too - and it was great having the projector rendering the timetable in the registration area. Ideally, this would have been more publicised - I only realised it was there on the Saturday afternoon, and then forgot it again on the Sunday. Aside from the beanbags, I didn't really feel like there were many places to sit down and talk to people, especially as the coffee shop area was very popular and busy. I ended up sitting in a corridor and felt very in the way!

On the locations inside the venue:
The open hardware space felt a little crowded, perhaps it might have made more sense to put the tables with the mugs on them down the middle of that space (mostly unused), and have a table or two around the bottom of the stairs. The individual rooms were well equipped, and a good size for the number of attendees.

On the attendees:
I'm always struck with how friendly and relaxed people are at OggCamp. I don't know whether this is a testament to how well run the event is, or how relaxing the venue is, or whether we're all just amazing ( :) ) but it shone out time and time again.

On the socials:
I think it might have been a bit better to reduce the time between the day event finishing and the evening socials starting. I appreciate people may wish to go back to their hotels before coming out, but it feels a bit like dead space to me.

On the whole event:
Just amazing. Thank you!

21.Oct.2013 at 22:16 by Stanto (10 comments) (Feedback)

I'm guessing that I put any feedback here; there were two-three comments that I overheard/were mentioned, so to summarise..

Some wanted a 'break' or 'chill out' space, this kinda existed with the beanbags but not really as I was probably getting in the way of people. If it was possible to have these in a room with power points then that might be nice but perhaps security of peoples things not being in plain view could be an issue / might be easy to leave things there.

A cloak room, maybe, would be good. People such as myself had checked out of their hotels so were moving/carrying a lot of stuff around. This just gets in the way and ends up hitting people (sorry people). Sometimes a raffle ticketing system (which you then pin/attach to coathanger(s) and hand the ticket back to the person) and a small charge for leaving your items can help bring in some support for the oggcamp.

My legs got cramped up in the main stage area, but fortunately I was able to find a suitable place to sit and stretch my legs.

It was my first oggcamp, I enjoyed it and I shall be returning :) along with spreading the word about it !

Thanks :D

23.Oct.2013 at 12:02 by JonTheNiceGuy (36 comments) (Feedback)

Found this review blog:

23.Oct.2013 at 12:17 by JonTheNiceGuy (36 comments) (Feedback)

Another review blog:

23.Oct.2013 at 13:35 by f.t-h (2 comments) (Feedback)

Brilliant event! Warm, Passionate and vibrant community. Like a software rave with physical withdrawals.

It has given me the courage to step out from behind my monitor a bit more.

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