Saturday was the first Barcamp Shanghai of 2010, an event I helped organize.
The event was as a whole very successful, despite our shameful mistake of scheduling it on a Saturday that was magically a workday because of Dragon Boat Festival. I guess the Chinese Government gets uncomfortable with the idea of 3 days of vacation in a row.
- 400 groupon clones that have launched in China (from Lucas Engelhardt)
- ‘I’m going out for soy sauce’ is common Chinese web slang (it means ‘this is none of my business’)
- Startup metrics have to make sense, and I finally heard a definition of Churn Rate that I understood (from Claude Ritter, see his presentation)
- I got interviewed by two freelance journalists, which was a bit unexpected. They were very nice.
- I really should prepare before giving talks. My apologies to those who attended my session. I’ll do better next time.
- When WKShanghai promise to throw you a party, you shoud get really, really excited, because they do it right.
- As the guy who does all the shouting, I get an undue amount of credit for being an organizer — I did less for this Barcamp than any of the previous ones! All credit to the other organizers, Vivian, Scott and Calvin. (see more great photos here)
- I met a bunch of people who I previously knew only through twitter, which I always thoroughly enjoy.
- Weiden & Kennedy really did it up for the afterparty, which was tons of fun! Matt Love took some great pictures of the party
Thanks again to all our sponsors:
Friends of barcamp shanghai
So, who wants to help organize the next barcamp? email the team (which includes me).