SciBarCamp was amazing!
I filed away some mental snapshots that I’ll bother you with later. Meanwhile, I only just realized that I didn’t get a chance to properly and personally say goodbye to everyone. And I also forgot to acknowledge people’s efforts to make it to SciBarCamp:
I live just a few blocks from Hart House, but some people traveled great distances to come to SciBarCamp. In fact, about 25-30% of participants came from outside of the Greater Toronto Area, and people had to book flights or long-distance trains just to come to something that’s in my neighbourhood. I think I sometimes don’t appreciate that enough… Even three of the six organizers live at least an hour away! You guys are awesome!
And then, on Saturday, even locals were affected when a torrential downpour (with a side order of hail and thunder) hit Toronto – but people still showed up! Late, in many cases, but they were there and that was fantastic.
So, thanks, everyone, for making an effort to come to SciBarCamp – I hope it was worth it!