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BarCampBlock is happening, just ‘down the street’ from me!BarCampBlock

I think I heard about this last year, but didn’t really pay attention because I was still in Colorado, and was only just starting to plan my departure for the Bay Area at the time…

(Pardon my emoting…) But, oh goodness, this sounds like a dream come true for me!: Merging techy stuff with a gift-economy ethos and coming up with an unconference. WOW!! (Or, should that be w00t!…?)

Like “Fight Club”, this is one of BarCamp’s rules: “8th Rule: If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you don’t really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)”

I’m not exactly certain what I would talk about… Though I’ve got a couple of ideas now that I’m thinking about it…

Maybe I could do a quick presentation on using Hibernate “interceptors” to create an audit trail parallel data set. (I hadn’t blogged about this, but it is a pretty cool project I did with a co-worker at ICAT to enable exact recreation of an account’s state at any given time in the past.) But, since I am very divorced from that codebase now and could only do hand-waving, maybe it’s not the best subject matter.

Maybe I could do a demo of Selenium IDE, and possibly present my idea for Selenium-based QA & Dev communications. Yeah… Maybe that’s the ticket…