Hactavista Camp in the Wye Valley

hactavista camp

A Barn Camp in the beautiful Wye Valley from Thursday 9th till Sunday 12th hactavista camp

June 2011.

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BarnCamp 2011 will be three days of workshops on topics ranging from
renewable energy to foraging for food to citizen journalism to using free
software for activism, up to three nights of camping, open space sessions,
evening entertainment, great food on a beautiful farm co-op high in the Wye
Valley. *

*Event registration is now open, please book your place at
http://registration.hacktivista.net/ and also read this page for details of
how to pay<http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Paying_for_Barncamp>.
If you've any queries about this year's event, please get in touch with us
by emailing barncamp2011 [at] hacktivista [dot] net. We also need volunteers
to help make BarnCamp a success, if this interests you, then please consider
lurking on our Mailing
  What is a Barn Camp?

Well we just made it up 'cos it sounds cool. But the name has its roots in
the Bar Camp <http://barcamp.org/w/page/36866794/HacktionLab-BarnCamp-2011>concept.
What is a Bar Camp? Well, if you visit
http://www.barcamp.org, it'll tell you that it:

   - is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and
   learn in an open environment.
   - is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from
   participants who are the main actors of the event.

So, it's the same - only it's happening in a Barn - yes a real Barn - on a
farm.  Anyway the focus is on a healthy take on technology, both new media
and alternative, with a mix of free software, alternative use of technology
for activism and general fun in the sun workshops.

BarnCamp is taking place over three days, the *10th, 11th and 12th June 2011
* at Highbury Farm<http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Highbury_Farm>in
the Wye Valley. There's a few pages you can begin to look at and add
content to:

   - BarnCamp 2011 Hack Session
   - BarnCamp 2011 Workshop
   - BarnCamp 2011
   - BarnCamp 2011

  Cost and paying for BarnCamp

This year we have fixed the cost at *£30* for advanced bookings for the
whole weekend, including all workshops, up to four night's camping and nine
meals. This rises to *£35* if you decide to pay on the gate. The amount
helps to cover a few additional costs for transport of equipment (and tolls
for Severn Bridge) and planning. The last two years we were able to be able
to make an additional donation to Highbury
the donations received and we hope to do so again. Left over funds are
kept in the HacktionLab
running future events, workshops and publications.

If that sounds good then please book your place now by visiting
http://registration.hacktivista.net/ and if you have any questions, please
get in touch with one of the organisers by emailing *barncamp2011 [at]
hacktivista [dot] net*. This page has more information about ways to pay for
BarnCamp <http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Paying_for_Barncamp>.

 Past BarnCamps

2011 will mark the fourth BarnCamp convergence at Highbury
Farm<http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Highbury_Farm>in the
Wye Valley (Wales) where people interested and/or working in the
areas of alternative media, renewable energy, on-line video distribution,
free software and any other form of activism that utilises technology came
together to share and discuss. Based on feedback from the previous years, we
are we are deliberately continuing to keep this year's camp less geeky than
in 2008 and 2009 by having a more open range of workshops and open space
sessions, but we are also inserting an extra day to allow for more, longer
workshops - some of which might be geeky! Hopefully everyone's satisfied! :P
Check-out what we got up to in
2009 <http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/HacktionLab_2009/01> and
2010 <http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/BarnCamp_2010>.

The original idea for the gathering came from a number of years of
experience gained by activists working for organisations such as Indymedia
and includes specific experience from involvement in the Horizone
Eco-Village in Stirling (2005), the Camps for Climate Action in Drax (2006),
Heathrow (2007) and Kingsnorth (2008) as well as the No Borders camp at
Gatwick (2007).
 Getting there

You can find out more about where BarnCamp 2010 is being held and how to get
there by visiting this

There's a separate page for signing up for lift-sharing as


Kids are most welcome to come to BarnCamp and you do not need to pay for
them to attend, but we would welcome a donation towards food. We are
arranging crèche facilities so that parents can attend workshops. So that we
know what we need, please let us know if you are are bringing kids with you,
by emailing us at barncamp2011 [at] hacktivista [dot] net.

Since Highbury Farm<http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Highbury_Farm>is
a working farm, unfortunately we have to ask that you not to bring
animals on site. Thank you.

Evening entertainment will include fireside acoustic sessions, live music,
some open mic poetry and music, film screenings and refreshments.
 Food & drink

There will be food and drink provided during BarnCamp. Highbury
Farm<http://hacktivista.net/hacktionlab/index.php/Highbury_Farm>is a
pretty much a vegan farm and the food will be primarily vegan with
additions, such as milk, and eggs as an option for breakfast. Highbury
that meat is not brought or cooked on site; so please don't,
thanks. There is an excellent pub (the Boat Inn) across the valley within
walking distance that serves fine ales and ciders and also serves meat
dishes for those who cannot do without.

Tea, coffee and infusions will be provided within the cost of attending. We
hope also to have local organic (we will attempt to get vegan) ale and cyder
available at a very reasonable price, and also fruit juices.


[image: Book your place] <http://registration.hacktivista.net/>
 BarnCamp 2011 Programme

More in-depth details and notes about the current proposed workshops can be
found at BarnCamp 2011 Workshop
 Wednesday 8th June

   - Forward crew arrive on site and begin to set site up.

 Thursday 9th June

   - Continue setting site up.
   - Arrive in the afternoon/evening (see getting to BarnCamp) for evening
   meal and campfire gathering and plenary. The bar will also be open.

 Friday 10th June

   - Hack Sessions: these are proposed and organised sessions for those
   wishing to get together and have a good old (tech or non-tech) hack on a
   project during the whole of Friday, and also for the rest of the event. The
   list of current proposals for Hack Sessions is

   - Masterclasses: these are long (four hour) workshops that really try to
   get into a subject.

 Saturday 11th June

   - 09-10 breakfast
   - 10-11 morning plenary
   - 11-13 workshops
   - 13-15 lunch
   - 15-18 workshops
   - 19-20 dinner
   - 20-02 party

 Sunday 12th June

   - 11-12 breakfast
   - 12-14 workshops
   - 14-15 plenary
   - 15- lunch and goodbyes

 Monday 13th June

   - Infrastructure crew: site take-down and leave

  Getting involved in logistics & planning

We have a separate page for planning and organising BarnCamp
organising what needs to be done and who is doing what. If you want to
get involved in the *grindstone* of what's going on this year, please join