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First impressions of BarCamp Seattle

Probably a result of the venue, what with its actual class rooms filled with podiums, projectors, and microphones, the formality of this Seattle BarCamp is far more implicit than ever it was at the Toronto BarCamps (except for the one held, coincidentally, at the MSN Canada offices). Lots of hallway buzz, but the sessions have been sadly distracted by the jackhammering going on outside the Adobe building.

That being said, the level of discourse is excellent and the snacks are great (no Starbucks coffee [but no keg of beer that might get stolen]). In fact, the attendees are actively engaged in each of the half-hour sessions I’ve been in (there are three rooms and a packed grid).

Best tip so far

Judo can help Web standards.

Best moments so far

Seeing all the organizers wandering around in housecoats.

Weirdest moment so far

Seeing all the organizers wandering around in housecoats.