I went to the London Drinker Festival 2011

Picture of London Drinker Festival 2011

I attended the London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival 2011 at the Camden Centre yesterday evening.

Here’s the drinks I sampled, along with marks out of ten:

Shaston Arms

Picture in Shaston Arms

Shaston Arms at 2236 on 3 March 2011.


Picture of Euston Underpass

Euston Underpass at 2018 on 12 February 2011.

I went to UKGovCamp 2011

Opening session at UK GovCamp 2011

I participated in the fourth annual UK Government Barcamp on 22 January 2011.

It was a great – many thanks to Dave Briggs and Steph Gray for organising the day and the sponsors for their support.

You can find reports on the event at GovCamp buzz.

Vapour trail

High flying aircraft

High flying aircraft over Shepherds Bush at 1618 on 21 January 2011.

WordCamp Portsmouth UK 2011

Portsmouth is going to be the venue for the next gathering of WordPress publishers, designers and developers based in the United Kingdom.

The gathering will be the follow-up to WordCamp UK 2010.

The decision was taken by the WordCamp UK mailing list following the venue bidding process.

The winning bid, proposed by Rich Boakes, is for the event to be held at University of Portsmouth on the weekend of 16-17 July 2011.

The runner-up bid was by John Read for Buckinghamshire New University.

The mailing list took a survey on the bids, and only one vote seperated the result – an indication of the excellance of both proposals.

I’m happy to be once again coordinating the organisation of the event – you can find out more at the WordCamp UK wiki.

I went to Netroots UK 2011

Picture of Netroots UK 2011

The Netroots UK conference, held on Saturday 8 January 2011, was an interesting day, consisting of plenary and workshops sessions.

The only disappointing element was the final plenary session, which, I think, should have pulled together the various elements of the day and outlined a common way forward. Instead a rather rambling session seemed to fizzle out and merge into the post event social.

However, still looking forward to the second Netroots UK.