Sunday, October 25, 2009

Barcamp, the blog

Charleston Barcamp was held Saturday in a modernized WWII Hospital Supply building on the former Navy Base in North Charleston.

That site was built in the 1940s. The first Barcamp concept was held in 2005.

What a great mingling of assets.

More than 250 people were expected to attend and the lunchtime group shot seemed to include at least that many.

True to the goals, I looked over the grid of non-presentations that were scheduled and did not see the topic I wanted to discuss. So, I wrote in a session during an empty time slot in a room that was available.

Other participants saw that posted note, were interested and showed up. We five had a spirited session on CHDK (Canon Hackers Development Kit).

They were vaguely aware of it and were curious. I had loaded it in my point-and-shoot Canon camera two days before. We brought up websites and exchanged ideas and reactions for almost an hour.
Individual sessions were held in various rooms in the totally renovated building, there was a great bar-b-q lunch and snacks and beverages were close at hand all day.

I think Mayor Summey has helped create a unique facility for such events in North Charleston.

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At Mon Oct 26, 05:39:00 PM , Blogger h o z a e said...

Thanks for the introduction to CHDK. I look forward to following the project.

Jose Ibarra

At Tue Oct 27, 03:11:00 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Barcamp sounds like a terrific idea!

At Wed Oct 28, 08:38:00 PM , Blogger hudson said...

Do you have a Canon 5D Mark II? You can install Magic Lantern on it to improve the audio recording and add additional video tools. I'm working on adding support for the 7D, too.

(And I'm in Charleston for a few months if you want to get together to discuss camera hacking...)

At Wed Oct 28, 08:54:00 PM , Blogger chucker said...

Hudson, If you're in town Nov 11th (2nd Wed of the month), come join us at the 21st Century Photo group.

Details at

Tell us all about your hacking.

At Thu Nov 12, 08:28:00 AM , Blogger Southern Diva said...

Would love to have been there. But I won't complain. I was in Italy instead.


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