What’s new in BarCamp Hong Kong 2008

Starting from 3 days before BarCamp HK 2008, I started to help its promotion and posted the event information on Drupal Hong Kong group, opensource.hk, OAKA & Linux The Gathering mailing lists, and facebook. It is targeted to invite Drupalers and Linux/FOSS friends.

barcamp Hong Kong 2008

I was wearing my T-shirt from offical Pythong foundation store online, insteads of any my love England Premier football jersey. Originally I want to wear a Manchester United FC jersey labelled with Hargreaves #4 to BarCamp, but I still didn’t buy it yet. (Explain later why I would like to get this jersey and love MUFC)

I also introduced myself as 「Sammy Fung… Linux, Drupal, Basketball.」 in barcamp style.

Drupal in BarCamp!

It is first time to have a topic about Drupal in BarCamp Hong Kong. It is a good start for HK Drupalers. We got >20 people to attend this 45-min long Drupal session in BarCamp HK.

I think Drupal is the best open-source CMS along all PHP and Python CMSs at this moment!

Yes! some python content frameworks likes Django or Pylon are great too. I didn’t study on it yet, but I think it is not suitable to compare Django and Drupal. Because I guess django is somewhat lower abstract layer in CMS, easier for programmer to make simply and smaller piece of codes to get CMS work (in developer’s view), but Drupal is aim for a easier implementation and deployment to user, ease of use (in user’s view).

Fairly to say, I likes to coding in python more than in PHP. :-p

But its 『node』 concept is the scalable thing to attract me to try and use Drupal. All content types are linked to its node system. And taxonomy of Drupal keeps easier and simply catalogues of content, or you can use it for free keyword tagging.

It is my pleasure that Edison Wong got our event news from Drupal group, and he talked Drupal 6 theming in BarCamp today. And John Britton introduced about Knight Drupal Initiative before Edison’s talk. Thanks for both of your sharing.

And we are happy to forming Hong Kong Drupal User Group today, and Edison created the facebook group. Let’s join us now, all HK drupalers!

I look forward to our upcoming offline events and next show in barcamp HK.

Other news in BarCamp

So, what are news in BarCamp HK 2008 with compare to 2007 ?

  • Creative Commons – CC in Hong Kong will be launched offically in October 2008.
  • Making iPhone apps – Newly released iPhone 3G makes developers are hot to develop iPhone apps.
  • Augmented Reality – with open-source software, credit to Ben Lau.

And lastly we should thank

  • Organisators: Napoleon, Aaron, Belle, Ben Lee (many Ben I know in same community), and others I may missed. I think I should actively help Ben Lee earlier next year.
  • Sponsors: Turner for nice/big venue and brewed coffee (I like this), Doodaz for T-shirt, Adobe for another $20 T-shirt, Drinkazine, hkday.net (for your free beers, do it again next year! thanks Ben), Outblaze for lunch, and other sponsors.
  • Our local open-source software community!!!: Ben Lau, Ben Lee, Ben Cheng, Karl and his friends, Zheng Le, Wily Yuen, Edison and other HK Drupalers, Roger, Hilary, Thomas Lau, Henry Law, Wong Hang, Chris Chan, Jacky See, …. (sorry if I missed your name here.) Thank you for your participate, and some of you pay attention to my last-minute call to this event.
  • Surely some of our event organisators and barcamp friends with open-source background: Ben Lee, Aaron Farr (Apache), Steve Fleischer, Richard Cohen.
  • Other speakers.
  • and all participants! (It makes we got >200 attendees)

What I should apologise ?

  • I should prepare a small and simple Drupal or Python talk but no time for me to prepare for it. (Actually I wrote a old 10-page slides about basic Drupal module development on March, but it was my notes, so it look likes a manual. I don’t want to do presentation like a documentation reading machine. XD)
  • My late show up to promote it to our local community, just a 3-day advance notice. Sorry to barcamp and OSS. (Otherwise Karl will repeat this again: Why didn’t you invite me to xxx ? XDDD, just like he missed Debian birthday party Hong Kong, haha!)


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