BarcampSeoul4 – Anticipation
A month or two ago I was alerted to BarcampSeoul4 by Brian Lockwood (@Brianlockwood). Although familiar with the BarCamp concept, I’ve never participated in one. Tomorrow that will change. I am looking forward to participating in my very first barcamp tomorrow in Seoul. It is being sponsored by Daum Communications and hosted in their building in Hannam-dong.
A barcamp is an “un-conference conference” that is mostly organized on the day of the event. All participants are expected to present. All presentations are listed at the beginning of the day and participants vote on which presentations they would like to attend. The agenda for the day is created on the spot. Each presentation is generally 20 minutes, including questions.
While I haven’t had much time to put together a presentation, I am considering a discussion entitled, “Death to the Libraries”. Questions surround concepts of future libraries, digitization of literature worldwide, and how e-readers will change the landscape of libraries.
The BarcampSeoul4 website is here.
I expect to report some very interesting things that I will learn from this experience. Stay tuned.