This wasn't a typical meeting or team-building exercise -it was the annual BarCamp hosted by the company. In this environment of free-form discussions and presentations, over 30 participants took a deep dive into a diverse array of topics, extending far beyond our usual remit of 'tech for good'.
The BarCamp format, an "unconference" born in the tech industry, lends itself perfectly to the Aire Logic ethos. It's a democratic style of event where everyone is both a teacher and a learner, blurring the lines between experts and novices.
Our BarCamps offers a platform for every attendee to share their passion, curiosity, and unique insights, resulting in an enriching and exhilarating day.
The array of presentations on the day was as diverse as the Aire Logic team itself. We journeyed from the intricacies of the English melodeon and secrets of the London underground to the art of wine tasting and the power of community unions. We delved into the mind-bending world of mathematics, explored the debate technique, and pondered the reclamation of land for nature. We even took a linguistic detour into Esperanto, and for the gamers among us, an enthusiastic discussion about Magic the Gathering had us shuffling our decks.
In between these fascinating sessions, we had the chance to learn more about the 'near future of technology' and how to make our customers even happier. It was not just an opportunity to share and gain knowledge, but also a platform to explore topics we may not have considered before.
Throughout the day, the office was alive with laughter, debate, and the shared joy of discovery. We learned new things about the world, and perhaps even more importantly, about each other.
The BarCamp brought us closer as a team, improved our public speaking skills, and broadened our horizons. Beyond the fun and camaraderie, we also saw our colleagues posting vlogs on LinkedIn, amplifying the reach of our collective learning and demonstrating the impact of this unconference.
BarCamp always receives an overwhelmingly positive response, and we host one annually, providing a regular platform for our team to share their passions and knowledge, as well as invite others to join the fun.
In a world where businesses often focus solely on profits, Aire Logic continues to place people at the heart of its mission. Our inauguralBarCamp is a testament to our belief in continuous learning, collaboration, and 'tech for good.' It's the essence of who we are, and we can't wait to see what next year's event brings!
Here's to many more BarCamps – sparking curiosity, fostering connections, and amplifying the voices of our fantastic Aire Logic team.