The first Home Camp: looking back, and looking forward
Huge thanks to everyone who attended the first ever Home Camp event, which took place last Saturday at Imperial College London. Very special thanks have to go to our sponsors, Greenmonk and Current Cost, and to the Electrical Engineering Society at Imperial College who provided the venue for the event, which was just superb.
One aspect about the event that was particularly great was the diversity of interests and talents amongst the attendees. It was really a coming together of minds on energy efficiency, green computing, environmental awareness and home automation. It’s exciting to imagine where these thoughts can take us.
In case you missed it, or if you want to revisit the events of the day, we have a number of videos now online, and several folks have blogged and posted photos. If you have got content to share, we encourage you to tag it “homecamp08” so that people can aggregate images on Flickr, or blog posts etc. (incidentally, if you also tag Flickr images with “upcoming:event=1304370” then they will be linked with the Upcoming event).
Andy Stanford-Clark’s opening talk about his automated house is up on Viddler (about 30 minutes long):
Feedback from attendees can be found at Greenmonk and on Vimeo, along with a bonus video of James Governor helping to shape the agenda for the day’s talks. Archived videos from the live stream are on Ustream. (unfortunately it is not possible to embed these here, so follow the links for full details)
As of the time of writing a number of people have produced blog posts about their experiences – thanks for the feedback!
- Nick O’Leary
- Phoebe Bright
- Andy Piper
- Tom Taylor
- Andrew Whitehouse
- Dale Lane
- Jamie Ingilby
- Adrian McEwen
- Daniel Would
In other news:
- We have a new domain – http://homecamp.org.uk will direct you here to the blog. We still have the wiki where we can gather ideas for future events, and the discussion group on Google.
- The current plan is for a second event in March 2009!
- We have a FriendFeed room for gathering links and useful information.
Home Camp is a community-run event so we’re keen to look at new ideas and share code and information – look out for more over the coming months and feel free to get involved.