adelayde writes: Since 2008 as part of the HacktionLab collective I've been involved in running a skills-sharing event in the UK for tech-activists, campaigners and people interested in technology. It's called BarnCamp. We cover topics from security and privacy through to foraging for food, making rocket stoves and choosing a good farmhouse cider. It takes place in a rural setting in Wales, up a valley on a farm and we have to take most of what we need. I've produced a write-up of what we did and what we've learned from doing it and I thought it might be of interest to the Slashdot massive.