Every summer (beginning in 2003) O’Reilly hosts Foo Camp, an exclusive, invite-only geek retreat located in Sebastopol, California. In response to this, some friends of ours are organizing Bar Camp (foobar is classic hacker jargon), which will take place somewhere in the Bay Area this coming weekend. Bar Camp is like the open source version of Foo Camp.
UPDATE 2: Here’s a Bar Camp update from Chris Messina who helps temper the whole Foo vs. Bar controversy and suggest a more collaborative approach.
UPDATE 3: Here are my Bar Camp 05 photos.