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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

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Pledge “geekcamp”

"I will setup and help run a geekcamp somewhere in Europe but only if 30 other self described geeks will join me and/or help out."

— Ian Forrester

Deadline to sign up by: 1st March 2006
13 people signed up, 17 more were needed

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The event will take place somewhere in Europe (I'm thinking a hot spanish island) and will be a reasonable price compared to most package holidays. I expect it will not be till late summer or even next year depending on what people choose.

Non geeks are not recommeded to sign up at this stage, but there will be an oppotunity to join and come with geek/geeky friends later. I'm hoping we can also keep a balance between male and female geeks, wifi across the whole camp site or hotel and enough geeks to do a unconference ( of somekind going with the interesting mix of people.

The aim (as always) is to futher Geek Culture and have a good time at the same time.

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  • I'll come along (If I can garner the money. I'll pack my entire computer system (Servers and all) into samsonites with Packing peanuts (Little foam "S"'s to us brits). I assume anyone running XP/2000 will be laughed at? (as will any DELL/HP/Compaq/other-shitastic-manufacturers systems?)
    Matthew Baggett, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Honestly I do not expect it to cost that much compared to a usual package holiday. There's a chance it will take place somewhere in South England if people prefer to do a extended weekend or something.
  • This is just too vague to sign up to.

    "I will do something, somewhere, somewhen" doesn't give you much to go on.

    What exactly is it you're planning? Will it be anything like the hacker events What The Hack, or the Chaos Communication Congresses? If not, what? Are you not sure, but have a goal that it will be something like? Tell us!

    When do I need to be available?

    Where do I need to be prepared to go?

    I just can't tell. Start small instead, pick a site in the UK, and set a date. Then we (potential signers) can decide if we can even make it there.
    Magnus Eriksson, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Good point.

    I kept it very open so people could feed into the process of setting up the geekcamp. Maybe too open, as you have pointed out.

    The pledge is to help out even if you can't attend. This maybe too hazy a idea and I may need to rethink this pledge with more details and deadlines.
  • Sounds intriguing. Location is important - somewhere interesting and inspiring to take people out of context. Not England!

    The best geekcamp event I've been to was CCC (, which was in tents in a huge horse-paddock by a lake just outside East Berlin in 2003.
  • The only issue is a lot of people don't like to take holiday time off for such things. Thanks for the link however. Don't feel somewhere like South Devon would be a good compromise?
  • >The only issue is a lot of people don't like to take holiday time off for such things. Thanks for the link however. Don't feel somewhere like South Devon would be a good compromise?

    But does south devon have enough electrical power and bandwidth to support a geeky gathering?
    Matthew Baggett, 13 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Ian Forrester, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Lee Wilkins
  • Sheila thomson
  • Ben Metcalfe
  • Adam Field
  • Dave Crossland
  • Matthew Baggett
  • Simon Hughes
  • Charles Kennedy
  • Martin
  • Manar
  • Matt Biddulph
  • Dick Cheney
  • Sir Arthur Grebe-Streebling

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