This week I had the opportunity to meet, (thanks to Startup Houston) Ryan Plesko and Bill Erickson who are organizing BarCamp Texas, January 26-27.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc technology gathering for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. If you've not been to a BarCamp yet, check it out the next time one is local to you. Here's a list of upcoming BarCamps:

1. Nov. 21st - LiveCampToronto - Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Nov. 27th - DemoCampCalgary5 - Calgary, AB, Canada
3. Dec. 1st - EduCampNYC - NYC, NY
4. Dec. 8th - BarCampPhoenix - Phoenix, AZ
5. Dec. 8th - VancouverTransitCamp - Vancouver, B.C.
6. Dec. 15th - BarCampCalgary1 - Calgary, AB
7. Jan. 11th - Jan 13th - FUDConRaleigh2008 - Raleigh, NC, USA
8. Jan. 17th - DemoCampCUSEC2 - Montreal, QC, Canada
9. Jan. 18th-19th-MacCamp - San Francisco, CA - follow-on unconference to Macworld Expo/SF
10. Jan. 18th-19th-SoccerPubCampBaltimore - Baltimore, MD
11. Jan. 19th - DrupalCampWI - Milwaukee, WI
12. Jan. 26th, 27th - BarCampTX - Bryan/College Station, TX, USA - (30° 40' 25 N, 96° 22' 24 W)
13. Feb. 9th - Feb. 9th -barcampindy - Indianapolis, IN
14. Feb. 16th-Feb 17th - BarCampNOLA - New Orleans, LA
15. Feb. 22nd - Feb. 24th -DocuDramaBayArea - San Francisco, CA
16. Feb. 23rd - Feb. 24th - TransitCampBayArea - San Francisco, CA
17. Feb. 28th - BarCampMiami - Miami, FL
18. Mar. 1st-2nd - eDemocracyCamp - Washington DC - A barcamp with a special focus on e-democracy and related topics
19. Mar. 1st - BeaverBarCamp - Corvallis, Or
20. Apr. 19th - Apr 20th - GreenDevCamp - Mountain View, CA - (25.752314,-80.254674)
21. May. 17th - DevCampTivoli - Disney World, FL

Anyhow, our thanks to Ryan and Bill for all of the work they're putting in to the upcoming BarCamp Texas. Linux Journal will be there... hope to see you there too.


Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.

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