Mash Pit: Micro-Mashup Camp, renamed!

Mash Pit Logo

To avoid confusion and any potential trademark issues, I’ve decided to redub my previously monikered Mashup Camp as Mash Pit (naming honors go to the original Bar Camp chaperon himself Ross Mayfield).

This decision was made after a discussion I had today with David Berlind of ZDNet, who is planning the real-deal Mashup Camp sometime later this spring. Details will be forthcoming on his blog.

Anyway, our events are different enough to warrant the name change anyway. Whereas my event is more of a one-day micro-hackathon, David wants there to be many more participants (on the order of 25 times as many!) as well as host a number of mashup based contests with cool prizes and whatnot. So hey, I say, the more the merrier. No one can own the camp meme, so the more it spreads and gives regular folks the opportunity to get involved with all this new fangled techie stuff, the better!

If you’re interested in the Mash Pit, drop me an email at barcamp at gmail dot com or give me a couple days to get a wiki setup. Or feel free to start something on Whatever floats your ship.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

4 thoughts on “Mash Pit: Micro-Mashup Camp, renamed!”

  1. Are there any folks from india / bombay ? for the mash pit!!

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