LawCamp Leeds: 7 April 2009
Embarrassingly, I am not the first to blog this event. That honour (if such it be) goes to Nick Holmes of Binary Law (see "Brainstorm on Web Law at LawCampLeeds"). And while you are there look at some of the other things on Nick's blog like the Free Legal Web which I commend and to which I hope shortly to contribute.
Nick also has the honour of organizing what appears to have been the first legal BarCamp anywhere and certainly the first in the UK. And that event was to float, develop and promote the Free Legal Web.
"Now what is BarCamp" I hear some of you say. Nothing to do with barristers except that this barrister is helping to organize one. Probably the best introduction to the BarCamp concept is provided by Wikipedia:
"BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants."
If you have never actually been to a BarCamp you can get an idea from the videos of previous BarCamps listed under "Need an Example" on the BarCamp front page. Here's what to expect: