Next weekend (16th & 17th September) I’ll be attending the first Barcamp Media City, being held at the new BBC development at Salford Quays. I’m really excited about the event, and looking forward to seeing some familiar and new faces.
Most of all though, I’m exciting about seeing the building! I’m not into architecture or anything, but by all accounts it’s a very impressive building, so it’ll be fascinating to see it in real life, as well as seeing it come to life with an event as great as a barcamp.
Having spoken to some of the people involved at another event recently, it sounds as though this barcamp is going to be a little different from the typical technology barcamps, with attendees from all different walks of life and creative backgrounds being encouraged to come along, an invitation was even extended to my Mum!
As always, I’ll be headed along with Michael, but we’ve cajoled an old college mate of his to come along as well. This friend is soon going to be starting an apprenticeship as a junior developer with a company in Blackburn so we’re encouraging him to get involved with the tech scene in the North West in the hope that he’ll meet some new people who will help shape his future career and even get inspired to learn more than just PHP/HTML as part of his apprenticeship.
So here’s hoping for a fantastic event to get the ball rolling at Media City!