Looking Back: BarCamp Hide & Seek

On Saturday, we gave out the first round of BarCamp London 7 tickets via a Twitter-based “Hide & Seek” game. We had 20 tickets with our team in central London and 5 tickets in Richmond, so CharityHack attendees didn’t miss out!


Kevin and Leeky were in Richmond, with a huge BarCamp banner. They found themselves a nice spot on Richmond Green, and posted their geolocation. The 5 tickets went quite fast, with one ticket going to someone who hadn’t even heard of BarCamp before and got convinced on the spot!

BarCamp Banner in Grass

Central London

Meanwhile, in central London we decided to take a bit more of a revolutionary approach and set up camp in front of Charles Darwin’s home. Our first hint was thus: “a natural selection for a Victorian gentleman to live in (tube: Goodge St)“, followed by twitpics and more specific tweets, finally tweeting our geo-coordinates as well.

In total we only managed to give away 6 out of the 20 tickets in central London. We were expecting a bit more participation given the enormous demand for tickets when they’re available online. Our idea behind giving out the first batch as part of a Hide & Seek was to benefit those who are willing to actually put some effort into getting a ticket. We achieved this and had great fun, so thanks to everyone who took the trouble to travel to London to see us.

The remaining tickets from the first round will be rolled into the lottery that will be held next week. Stay tuned for more information.