BarCamp Ireland Takes The Jaiku Approach

After following a Jaiku from James Corbett it turns out that Aidan Finn has opened up a Jaiku channel for BarCamp Ireland. Given that we are using Jaiku as a back channel for PodCamp Ireland this September (and getting terrific use out of it), hopefully it will help BarCamp grow in the same way.

If you don’t know already, BarCamp Galway is taking place on Saturday September 22nd.


  1. James Corbett August 15, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I think Jaiku is proving that Channels are a killer feature. Well, perhaps not a Twitter killing feature but nevertheless…..

  2. Bernie Goldbach August 15, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    And if you run the Series 60 Jaiku package, you can see the telepresence of others with a Jaiku sign-in who are physically in the Barcamp neighbourhood.

  3. James Corbett August 15, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Darn, I’ve just got to decide on a new S60 phone before September. Bluetooth telepresence would be very cool.

  4. Aidan Finn August 15, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for the plug Ken. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the Jaiku channel gets used on the day. We will be using it for organizational stuff , X is just about to start, and hopefully there will be ongoing conversation there throughout the day.

  5. Ken McGuire August 16, 2007 at 12:35 am

    @James – any tips on a budget-friendly S60 phone?

    @Aidan – I think you’ll definitely see the benefits. I became a Jaiku user simply because of the Podcamp channel but would have no problem in the world using it for anything else that needs some online organising or collaboration

  6. James Corbett August 16, 2007 at 10:33 am

    “budget-friend S60 phone?”

    Unfortunately I’ve only been looking at (dreaming of) high-end models like the N95 up to now Ken but I’m definitely going to take a second look at budget models now. The S60 site does good job of organizing the devices according to manufacturer, region, edition, etc. –

    Let me know what one you’re thinking of going with.

  7. Ken McGuire August 16, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    I certainly will James.

    My plan is to separate all Twitter / Jaiku / web activity to another handset, budget handset, credit based (already paying an O2 monthly contract). S60 site looks nice and gives food for thought, will take that and see what local stores can conjure up as well.

    An N95 would be damn nice to have and hold but if strictly twitter / jaiku etc. based it would be well out of my range (I’d be wanting it for my day-to-day EVERYTHING) 🙂

  8. Ken McGuire August 16, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    @James – Vodafone offering Nokia E50 pre-paid for €189 (inc €80 call credit). S60v3 based, micro-SD supported… all the features here.

  9. James Corbett August 16, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Great minds think alike Ken – that’s the one that caught my eye too. Only thing is I’m a little disappointed with the spec on the camera…. hmmmmm, decisions, decisions…..

  10. Ken McGuire August 16, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Aye… that’s the downpoint for me. I’m used to the 3.2mp glory of the K800i, love that camera! I’ve a feeling I’ll be making a phone call to both Vodafone stores here in Kilkenny in the morning and see if they can arrange anything.

    Have you spotted this…

  11. James Corbett August 17, 2007 at 10:18 am

    No, I hadn’t seen that Ken, thanks. Unfortunately though the accompanying review puts the final nail in the coffin as far as I’m concerned – “Main disadvantages: no 3G, poor video recording”.

    See I don’t have a separate camera or camcorder – my phone is my camera so that’s one of the most important features for me and I use it a lot.

    But I definitely think if those features aren’t a priority it looks like an otherwise great phone. Will be interested to know how you get on with it.

  12. Ken McGuire August 17, 2007 at 10:25 am

    I see the problem there so. The K800i for me has the 3G option sorted and reasonable video recording. A quick check with O2 as well tells me that my business phone is long over due an upgrade so I can collect an E50 in Kilkenny for E100 (and grab an extra sim pack), gives me some time to toy around with it before considering the jump to the N95 later in the year, see what the Three network come up with.

  13. Ken McGuire August 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve opted for the Nokia E50 (currently charging beside me) and a pre-paid Meteor sim pack. Their pre-paid international price plan gives 15c worldwide SMS or 9c Irish sms.

    Quad-band use and maybe a max-roam sim card in November would suit me down to the ground for a return trip to Toronto at the tail end of the year.

    Will enjoy testing it later tonight.

  14. James Corbett August 17, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    Crikey, no beating around the bush in the McGuire household, eh! Fair play to you Ken, looking forward to a full review later.

  15. Ken McGuire August 18, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Ah sure there’s no point in hesitating. If I get something into my head I’ve usually got to follow through with it if even to see if it goes anywhere!

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