Jim Thomas came to SciBarCamp as a participant but also took the opportunity to write a great article about it for Science and Public Affairs, for the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
He wrote it back in March, and fact-checked it with the organizers soon after, but it only came out today, so it’s slightly dated already: there is one confirmed science-themed BarCamp underway at the moment in the form of BioBarCamp. It will be held August 6-7 in Palo Alto. Location has just been confirmed yesterday! That’s the day before SciFoo, so several people who are going there will also be able to go to BioBarCamp, and then there are people from the Bay Area who can attend as well. (And crazy people like me who plan their vacation around it. Yes, I’m going to California and plan to spend an entire day indoors.) Speaking of SciFoo: after the article was written
Speaking of SciFoo: after the article was written Michael actually did get invited to this year’s SciFoo. Yay! I’m glad they didn’t invite him earlier, though, because as you can read in the SciBarCamp article, the fact that last summer neither of us had been to SciFoo (but really wanted to) was the spark that ignited the whole process of organizing SciBarCamp.