Well, things have been more than a little insane of late: I’ve gone from a fixed-term contract to full-term employment (with Hyperspheric), moved house (with Jo, giving me an opportunity to use XFN’s
co-resident attribute) and engaged in a survival exercise whereby I had to cope for two weeks with neither fridge nor delicious internets (the latter of which has been solved by Be who, by and large, have been excellent).
The majority of the insanity, however, is now mercifully behind me (with the exception of my brand new copy of Bioshock, which seems to feature insanity fairly prominently), so it’s now time to look forward to the future. And to a new experience.
It’s quite a popular topic of conversation: those lucky people who have done it before talk about how fantastic it is, and many of those who have not yet had the pleasure think about what it would be like. Those in this latter category, such as myself, wonder who it’s going to be with, whether we’re going to be any good at it, and of course there’s the worry that it’s going to be over almost before it starts.
Not to mention all the fun that’s going to happen between sessions.
I’m talking, of course, about BarCamp Brighton, at which I lose my BarCamp virginity. As the aspects of last year’s South by Southwest which I remember most fondly were the sense of community and the bouncing around of thoughts and ideas, this looks to be precisely that, without the registration fee or the 12-hour journey time. For those of you who will be attending, I look forward eagerly to seeing you there.
Oh, and I’ve ordered myself a shiny new MacBook: after all, I hear these things can be much more fun if you bring the right toys along.