I’ve dropped by #camp at all2gethernow yesterday, giving it a try.
A beautiful location, friendly volunteers, sunny backyard, pointless close talkers… Sitting together with some people I had prearranged a meeting with, there came this one guy sitting himself next to us and starting to invade our conversation. While we were trying to make business he kept up a constant drivel about web 2.0 economy.
My impression was, that it is mainly web entrepreneurs, media people or students attending, people who were not accustomed with the concept of a business event at all. Of course the lack of infrastructure, no database, no leitmotif for the panels, made the event kind of pointless.
I hope a2n will put together something more consistent and reasonable next year. Just wanting to do something cool does not suffice…