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BarCamp Sydney 4: Photos

On Saturday 15th November, Sydneysiders converged on the University of NSW for the city's fourth self-organised BarCamp unconference. From PHP hacking to OLPC laptops, Google Android and even hypnotism, BarCamp had it all.
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By Renai LeMay on
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Attendees who wished to present at BarCamp simply added their name to this list; the 'unconference' spirit cut all the formality out of organising a conference.

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Silicon Beach Australia organiser Elias Bizannes holding an OLPC laptop brought to the conference by Pia Waugh.

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Open source specialist Pia Waugh during a presentation on the current status of the OLPC project in Australia.

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The unconference didn't reach World Youth Day proportions. Maybe next time.

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The laptop of choice at BarCamp was the MacBook — or ASUS' Eee PC.

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Not all of the talks dealt with mundane technological matters.

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Microsoft software evangelist Nick Hodge and local technology consultant Kate Carruthers.

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Similar conferences are in the works.

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Spellr.us founder Kevin Garber tells the audience about the start-up's experiences attending the TechCrunch50 conference in the US earlier this year.

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Open source evangelist and consultant Jeff Waugh (he's also married to Pia).

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The "mind hacking" session kicks off, hosted by a trained hypnotist (we didn't get her name).

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The hypnotist's husband helps out with the presentation.

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Developers, developers, developers.

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Laptops were never far from hand.

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A group of volunteers about to be hypnotised.

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The presenters ranged the full gamut from the technical to interpersonal skills.

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