BarCamp Vancouver Videos

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/08/27

Here are the initial .mov videos I managed to capture from yesterday’s BarCamp Vancouver. Very pleased with the captures for the most part. Will detail the setup Roland and I used later in the week.

These are quicktime .mov files I shot straight to disk. Were were able to get our opensource flash video thing going on Saturday morning (and when I say we, I mean Ianiv). As I previously mentioned, we transcoded and posted Friday night’s introductions. Everything worked through transcoding via FFMPEG to storing in Amazon’s S3 (thanks to Jeff Barr for the help!).

As the morning rolled on Roland and I captured video and Ianiv continued tweaking the setup. Headache and sleep deprivation caused Ianiv to have to pack it in early, so we weren’t able to transcode more via that setup yesterday — am sure we’ll get it done later this week.

On the sessions I caught — all were great and some were fantastic — noted standouts —

Here’s the full list of the sessions I got.


Open Source Telephony (100 MB .mov)
George Pajari – netVOICE Communications

Prediction Markets (53 MB .mov)
Sacha Peter –
This vid is only half the session and also has bad audio. When the session I was set to record didn’t make, I repositioned to record Sacha’s session and wasn’t able to mic him.

Ad Hacks (8 MB .mov)
James Sherrett –
Only have the last few minutes of this one. I had a power problem and it looks like the majority of the session vid got corrupted (and no, I wasn’t shooting tape –– too many undigitized miniDV’s to count are baring me from bringing more into that God-forsaken world) –– bummer too, cause James’ session was great. he’s a fantastic facilitator.

AJAX on Rails (32 MB .mov)
Nathaniel Brown – Inimit Innovations

Constructing Creativity  (36.9 .mov)
Aaron Wheeler –

Creative Commons Image Search (41 MB .mov)
Mark Thompson – YotoPhoto

Ruby on Rails from the Rear (35 MB .mov)
Jeremy Hubert – Rain City Studios & Aaron Wheeler –
** Great Quote — You can be just like DHH, just not as sexy.

The Meme Epidemic (43 MB .mov)
Darren Barefoot – 

Social Music Networking (47 .mov)
David Graten –

AJAX and JavaScript Demos (58 .mov)
Andre Charland and Dave Johnson –
** Was trying a different sound setup here. It got distorted so I switched back. Sound is a bit distorted in the beginning. Again a bummer, cause it was a good session.


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  1. Now I wont miss some of the sessions I couldn’t see live. Thanks Bryan!!!

    Comment by Ianiv Schweber — August 27, 2006 #

  2. […] Bryan Zug did yeoman’s work recording great video and audio for a bunch of the sessions. Unfortunately, he caught mine, which belies how tired and slighly frazzled I was. I talked and we conversed about the ideas in this article. Here, also, are 596 photos of the event, sorted by interestingness. […]

    Pingback by BarCamp Vancouver 1.0 | — August 28, 2006 #

  3. Thanks you doing this! That’s definitely a lot of work.

    Comment by Mike Cantelon — August 28, 2006 #

  4. Thanks for the video link. I originally thought that the room behind the main room would be filmed and not the main room.

    Comment by Sacha — August 28, 2006 #

  5. Hey Mike — Glad to help and glad you’re finding them useful. This was my first time doing this kind of video project in real time for an event like this. Definitley learned a lot — next time will be even better video!

    Comment by Bryan Zug — August 29, 2006 #

  6. Sacha — Glad to help — wish I got your whole talk with better sound — seemed really good and that folks were into it.

    I was playing things by ear and orignially thought I might be able to film either the flex room or the main room by setting up between them — but then the postion of the main room projector wall kinda cut that out.

    Luckily was able to reposition and catch some of your session.

    Comment by Bryan Zug — August 29, 2006 #

  7. […] On the other hand, having just done a full weekend of session video capture at BarCamp Vancouver, it’s a lowlight to me that so many great conversations that could have been captured and passed on just won’t. […]

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  8. Vancouver Bar Camp Videos…

    Bryan Zug has kindly posted 13 videos of Vancouver Bar Camp presentations….

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  9. AdHack buzz from BarCamp Vancouver…

    Here's a quick roundup of the online echoes from the Introducing AdHack, a do-it-yourself advertising community session I gave at BarCamp Vancouver. John Bollwitt says 'AdHack is a brilliant idea, and Im excited to see it launch. Toda…

    Trackback by AdHack — August 29, 2006 #

  10. Hey Brian, Thank you very much for filming the talk I did for DateBocks and AJAX Scaffolding with Ruby on Rails. Really is neat to see yourself on film ;)

    For those that are interested, the url for DateBocks is at:

    For more information on Getting Started with Ruby on Rails, checkout the SlideWheel at:

    Comment by Nathaniel Brown — September 1, 2006 #

  11. […] OMG, this looks like it was so good! I wasn’t able to attend (and I didn’t have anything to present), but thanks to the online content, anyone that’s interested can take a look. I’ve been slowly sponging. The introductions are entertaining; they had free (not Free) beer! […]

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  12. […] my work producing Ignite Seattle video and capturing events like BarCamp, MindCamp, Presentation Camp, and Jackson Fish Market’s Small and Special conference, […]

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