Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton
Cambridge, England

The very first Barcamp in Cambridge is taking place on August 24th. All are invited to join us at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute for a day of discussions, demos, and interaction focused on science and technology.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Participants should come ready to talk about something awesome.
Breakfast at 8.30am with talks starting at 9.30am. Aim to wrap up by about 5.30pm.

There is space for around 50 delegates. Two rooms are available, both have data projectors, white boards and flip pads.

If those planning to attend could let me know their full names, I'll make sure that security are expecting you.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.

More details, including proposed sessions and timings, can be found on the Barcamb wiki.

Finding Barcamb: Getting to the Genome Campus, or a Google Map.

Official Website: http://barcamp.org/BarCamb

Added by mza on June 18, 2007



The wiki is a little sparse. Are there any details on times and maximum numbers?

- Neil.


The wiki and this listing have now been updated with more info. We hope you see you on campus in August!

John Jones

do we reserve a place here ? or add our names to the wiki ?


The wiki says sign-up is here.

- Neil.


As Neil says, yes, please sign up here. I'll drop an email round nearer the time to confirm numbers.


I've added a section to the wiki for proposed sessions. Feel free to add your own: Barcamb Wiki


A proposed time line for the day is now up on the wiki.


How strict is the "topics at the interface between science and technology" requirement? The two topics on the wiki so far don't seem to be very science-related; is there scope for more 'traditional' BarCamp sessions?


@Matthew: Absolutely. The current scope is purely a guideline. Technical disucssions are welcome along with more esoteric topics.


Bit quiet here...
But i'm in :) Lots of Ruby/OS X/Interactive Design experience.. :)


Quiet indeed... I'm interested in consumer technology, embedded systems, wireless, and privacy/security.


Excellent - I'm interested in rapid development methods and their application in scientific computing. That and the semantic web - you've got to love the semantic web.

Folks should feel free to post their interests or talk proposals here or on the wiki.


Sounds good - can anyone offer a lift from Cambridge? I live next to the railway station


Looks like it's going to be fun. It's nice to see some cool things happening on campus (I'm from EBI).


BarCamb is drawing near, and we're nearing capacity! A couple of things:

  • I'll be sending out a link to everyone on the attending list shortly to confirm that they still plan to come, and to collect their contact details.

  • I'll be closing the guest list when it hits 50 attendees - so if you can long longer make it, or if anyone is watching and still wants to come: update your choice soon.

The attendee list is looking first rate, as are some of the talks already listed on the wiki. If you have something in mind, feel free to add it.

Very much looking forward to meeting you all, and to an excellent Friday.


Are there still places?
I would like to attend too!


@wallismg: yes - a few places left. Feel free to sign up here.


And we're there!

We've hit our limit, so I've closed the guest list for now. Those signed up as attending should get an email in the next day or two to confirm.


We're good to go!

I sent out an email to everyone signed up as attending the other day with more details on how to get here and what to do when you arrive. If you haven't received this, please do let me know by dropping me a note, or an email to: matt.wood at sanger.ac.uk.

The details are also up on the wiki: http://www.barcamp.org/BarCamb

Looking forward to meeting you all on Friday.


If everyone who is attending could drop me an email with their full name, I'll make sure that security is expecting you.

Any problems, just let me know: matt.wood at sanger.ac.uk.


I've just finished uploading the raw notes that I took during some of the talks, you can find them here:


I may have gotten names or url's incorrect, so just let me know in the comments and I will amend them.

Oh yeah, I can't spell and type, so my apologies for any dingers.

- Ian