Another great Bar Camp in La Cantine
By bblfish on Sep 29, 2009
Today, well yesterday (Tuesday) I was at a Bar Camp on Cloud computing, social networks, the Open Stack and Geolocation in the very friendly La Cantine organized by Silicon Sentier in Paris.
La Cantine is a great place to meet lots of people anytime. You can just stop by and drink some coffee while hacking a project on the web. But today with guests from Google, Mozilla, Sun (me and some others) and a very enthusiastic and technical audience the place was full of energy.
As it was a Bar Camp the timetable organized itself. A track on social networks appeared, and so of course I presented foaf+ssl as I had done 10 days before at the Social Web Bar Camp, except that we had to do this without projector this time as we, 20 or so people, were gathered around the bar. So for those who were there who would really like to get a better overview of what this enables, I recommend the following links:
- The second video of the blog "FrOSCon: the Free and Open Source Conference in Sankt Augustin, Germany", (best viewed in Firefox 3.5 at present)
- The essential foaf.me web site, where one can put together in a few clicks a foaf file and on browsers other than Internet Explorer, get a certificate in one click, (Firefox and Opera are recommended)
- The foaf+ssl wiki which contains the links to all the papers and howtos, including the essential mailing list.
This was also the occasion of meeting a lot of very knowledgeable people from Google such as Patrick Chanezon for example, and from the European Mozilla team, such as Tristan Nitot. I was so busy answering questions sadly that I missed quite a lot of the other talks. But I did make a lot of good contacts, that I will now be following up on.