I love me a good GLAMcamp and when I was given the opportunity to spend a weekend at the British Library with some general GLAM-Wiki types, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to try and share the essence of the event with you in this post, rather than the nitty gritty of what happened. If that’s more your thing, head over to the WMDE blog and check out Kilian Kluge’s fantastic post there.
Like with all GLAMcamps, I think that this weekend was just as much about the social aspect of the Wikimedia movement.1 We’re a community that operates almost exclusively online (although outreach projects like GLAM are an exception to that) and events such as this are a fantastic way to refresh your interest in the community, meeting people you’ve worked with online can make future interactions with them much easier.
It was fantastic to meet up with people I’d talked with at Wikimania and others who hadn’t been able to make it to DC. We also went to Platform nine and three quarters at King’s Cross. Which was pretty awesome.
One of the biggest outcomes of the event was planning for a GLAM Bootcamp. This was meant to be a way of “Making more Multichills“; it came from the idea of some sort of one-to-one training (in which Maarten would take trainees into the forest for training in Freedom of Panorama and rabbit-skinning, or something).
Anyway, GLAMcamp was great – as always. Where next?
1 Still not MySpace, though!