Bitnorth

An annual conference that combines TED-like variety, Ignite-short presentations, and a FOOcamp-like scruffiness.

Bitnorth 2011 is a wrap

The fourth Bitnorth has come and gone. No theme this year, just sixty people who showed up to tell one another about something they find fascinating. Plus tastings, drinking, and plenty of activities. By now, we’ve had over 100 different people attend the event. I’ll post some statistics on how this year compared to pastRead more

Bitnorth 2010 survey and plans

We try to be ridiculously transparent about Bitnorth. In 2010, we surveyed attendees again, and tried to learn from what worked and what didn’t. We even got all fancy-pants with Pivot Tables to try and understand the correlation between attendees and parts of the event. Here’s the document we sent out to 2011 attendees summarizingRead more

Bitnorth 2010 website

By the third Bitnorth, we’ve got most of the kinks worked out. We’ve run a large number of icebreakers and extra-curricular activities. This year’s theme was Human 2.0, a recognition of the man/machine convergence we’re seeing all around us. The website had some basic logistical details, but wasn’t as fancy as the 2009 site.

Bitnorth 2010 coming up

At the end of August, we’ll be running the third Bitnorth. This is an annual event that happens North of Montreal; for the past three years, we’ve used CAMMAC, an amazing camp by a lake. Bitnorth is rather as if TED, Foo Camp and Ignite all went to band camp together. It’s fun, and it’sRead more

Bitnorth 2009 website

For Bitnorth 2009, we took over CAMMAC on Hallowe’en weekend. More party, less parents, and plenty of disguises. The website had links to all the presentations, thanks to the hard work of Alex Bowyer and others.

Full disclosure: running Bitnorth 2009

After this year’s Bitnorth, we published the finances and feedback we collected from attendees. One of the great things about running a conference you control entirely is that you don’t have to get permission to do things (other than the occasional liquor tasting permit and bribing the kitchen staff.) If you’re interested in the results,Read more