For the past couple of years, I’ve been involved in organising semi-regular gatherings around the country that focus on movement building within the tech activist community. One of the highlights of the year has been a two-day camp on a farm in the hills above the Wye Valley to do workshops and discussions.
This year’s event takes place from 11th to 13th June and is called BarnCamp 2010. With it we’re specifically targeting the wider UK activist networks with the goal of increasing awareness and strengthening both the network and the skills base within it. With two days of workshops on topics ranging from renewable energy to foraging for food to citizen journalism to using free software for activism, up to three nights of camping, open space sessions, evening entertainment and great vegan food all taking place on a beautiful farm co-op high in the Wye Valley, I am sure that it’s going to be really good.
To make the thing a real success will mean a wide breadth of knowledge and backgrounds, with people coming from all corners of the UK activist network. So why not come, get involved, learn some new skills, meet some new people, visit the countryside and have fun.
It’s not free unfortunately, although the low fee does include food and camping and if you think you’d like to come, please do book as places are limited. Also if you pay in advance, it’s cheaper! For more information about the event, details of the workshop programme so far and more importantly how to book, please visit this web site.