BarCampSg4 was held on the 21st Nov 2009. It was my second barcamp in as many week, having attended BarCampMelaka just the weekend before. Both Barcamp were enjoyable in the own ways and having presented at both, I believe that giving/sharing a presentation gives you another kind of experience at Barcamps.
The topic I presented was “How to pose like Star” in BarCampMelaka and renamed it as “How to pose as a Korean Start” for the Singapore version. The content that was shared comes directly from asianposes.com. Hence there is no need for myself to upload any presentation to slideshare. Yes, I can be that lazy post-barcamp.
I am not an expert in how the poses came about and was more than happy to share the amusement that I gotten from the site. There are in all (at the last count) 28 poses and the session include myself going over the 28 poses with the participants. It was fortunate that for both sessions, the demographics was rather young, and there was a slightly higher female to male ratio.
The purpose of the presentations were to discussed the rational of doing such poses, and at the same time, entertain both myself and the audience. I see such poses as decorative emoticons. Some emoticons like the smiley are used to portray certain emotion and are pretty straight forward. And there are some emoticons that are more decorated/complicated such may portray the same emotions/feeling, but in a more flamboyant way. Poses too does the same thing.
Poses maybe used in the same manner, to add more fun to photo taking sessions. Cam-whore rejoice!
I will add that as a presenter, I could have unfairingly enjoyed the session more than my audience. As I was running over the different poses, it can be observed from the vantage point of the presenter that some audience are unwittingly/ unknowingly/ unconsciously doing some action to mimic/mirror the poses shown on screen. Some less reserved members of the audience might even do the pose to the amusement of their friends. And yet most will refusing striking a pose for the camera.
Beyond the presentation experience, there were several great talks going on. JF of StoryKitchen did one on drawing on “Drawing with both side of the brain” which left me feeling rather inadequate in knowing that I cannot effectively think without words. I asked: “How can you think without words” and the reply I got was: “I cannot answer this for you as that will require me to use my left brain”.
Coleman “I yet to find True Love” Yee did 2 sessions, one on “For smart geeks: How to explain difficult concepts to lesser beings” and the other on “Design Thinking and finding True Love”. He is a great presenter and deliver great content as well. His talk does seems to attract some following. Remember his last one at BarCampSg3.
Adrianna Tan of Popangandhi’s session was packed as well on “How to hack your own travel channel” where she shared good insights on her experience. The take away was: Travel is the common interest of everyone.
Beyond that, 30 odd of us squeezed into a small room to check out Chris Gomez “Why your film sucks” to learn about something on film making. And was informed for the upcoming filmcamp.
And yes, I got my pokem. It is a Mad Killer. And I am willingly to trade for a ninja!
BarCampSg4 was followed by a visit to hackerspace.sg and the place was impressively done.
To all who made the BarCampSg4 successful, a big thank you. IDA and Yahoo too.
ThinkingNectar talks about the interest of Chin Yong, a PHP/Python/Web developer residing in Singapore. Life, society, and codes should entails most of what goes between the ears of this coffee drinker.
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