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Highlights from Beaver BarCamp 7

The Kelley Engineering Center at Oregon State University experienced an influx of creativity on Saturday during Beaver BarCamp 7 (BBC7), hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab, the Open Source Education Lab and the Oregon State Linux Users Group. Dozens of people gathered for the annual event, which brings various personalities together to discuss a variety of topics.

Session Schedule at BBC7

The topics themselves don’t always follow the open source path, but each offers its own helpful information—BBC7 had a collection of intriguing discussions. OSL employees gave presentations throughout the eight-hour event, including introductions to Linux Administration, Python, and Django. For the final presentation of the day, the OSL hosted a “Hack Fest” for attendees interested in OSL projects. Those who participated received a project introduction, led by OSL employees.

Lance Albertson and Greg Lund-Chaix Lead a Session at BBC7

Each presentation, given by whoever volunteered to discuss a particular topic, lasted 50 minutes. Attendees selected their six sessions by using a simple grid board with sticky notes giving details about the discussions; anyone and everyone was free to post a topic. A list of some of the presentations is below:

  • Web Marketing
  • Introduction to Blender
  • World Domination: Getting More Women into STEM
  • Many more!

You can check out Tweets from the unconference and photos on Flickr. If you haven't yet shared your photos from the event, please remember to tag them with "beaverbarcamp".

BBC takes place twice yearly, so plan on BBC8 sometime in mid-October 2011. If you'd like to keep up with all things Beaver BarCamp, you can follow @beaverbarcamp on Twitter or join our Facebook group.

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