Here are two propositions. The first is that Tuesday evening’s presenters at BarCamp reflect a breadth of fresh air, the ushering in of a more democratic and a more cost effective way (e.g. Open Source) to explore their pet projects. And in exploring their pet projects, the presenters self-actualize and that’s good enough for society at large.
The second proposition is that the presenters were symptomatic of something more troubling–a Canadian tertiary educational system which, with the noticeable exception of the U. of Waterloo, continues to pump “technologists” into the workforce.
Yow! His post is unstintingly provocative and deserves further discussion, which is why I’m calling attention to it here.
As a gross simplification I’d say Jerry likes DemoCamp as a “place to start”, but he wants the local tech community to get much more hardcore about grooming our future entrepreneurs. Give it a read and add your own comments to the original post — this one needs more angles.And Jerry, get your blog set up already!