OggCamp has been run every year since 2009, giving FOSS and free culture enthusiasts a place to meet, share ideas, learn, and most importantly have a good time. This has been possible due to the dedication of a fairly small team of people who have spent a not inconsiderable amount of time and effort to make this happen, alongside a fantastic crew of volunteers and of course, the community who keep coming back every year.
Unfortunately, as people’s lives move on and circumstances change, it’s inevitable that some of the people who once had the time to dedicate to such things no longer do. This is the situation that the past organisers of OggCamp find themselves in today, and as such, there is currently no plan to organise an OggCamp this year.
We realise that this will come as a disappointment to many, as it has come to us. However, just because we don’t have the time to organise the event, we don’t see this as a reason it shouldn’t happen. This our call to you, the OggCamp community, to keep OggCamp alive for at least another year.
If you know of a venue that could accommodate an OggCamp and you’d be willing to take the reins in organising the event this year, we want to hear from you. If you’ve been involved in OggCamp or other community events like LUG meetings or Raspberry Jams before and are willing to lend a hand, we want to hear from you. If you know a sponsor who’d be willing to help out financially, we really want to hear from you!
If you’re interested but this all sounds too daunting, don’t worry, you won’t be on your own. Past organisers will be available to provide information and advice to help you on your way, we just don’t have the time to head up the charge this year.
If you’d like to be a part of keeping OggCamp great, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be in touch.
And if nothing happens this year, there’s always 2017…
Mark, Dan, Fab, Les, popey, Laura and all the OggCamp team past and present