I can barely contain my excitement, but we are now only a few hours away from the start of the Barcamp Transparency event weekend!

The weekend kicks off tonight at 7pm BST (6 GMT) with our virtual eventfind us on Friendfeed!

Tomorrow, those of you who are coming down the night before are welcome to join us in the Gardener’s Arms from about 7pm for food, beers and a bit of socialising… look out for the group with Barcamp Transparency posters (thanks Ben Werdmuller for designing those!).

Don’t forget to @mapkyca on Twitter if you get lost!

Finally, the main Barcamp Transparency event kicks off at 10am on Sunday in the Oxford University Club on Mansfield road. Detailed instructions for getting there can be found on the Barcamp Transparency website!

See you there!

I am delighted to report that tickets for the Barcamp Transparency main event are now available.

This is a free event, but we need to get an idea of how many people are coming, and a rough list of contacts so that we can furnish you with things like Wifi keys etc.

Anyway, tickets are being served by Eventbrite like our virtual event, go get yours!

I am delighted to announce that we will be holding a virtual barcamp fringe event on Friday 24th July for all those people who can’t make our main event.

To give us some idea of the numbers coming we have tickets available on Eventbrite, so go grab yourself one!

Our main avenue is the event Friendfeed account here: http://friendfeed.com/barcamptransparency

We have prepared three virtual rooms for you to discuss issues related to:

  1. Open government – http://friendfeed.com/ff-bct09opengoverment
  2. Cyber-activism – http://friendfeed.com/ff-bct09cyberactivism
  3. Social media ethics – http://friendfeed.com/ff-bct09socialmediaethics

Later this week we will be releasing the first batch of tickets for the main event using the same system, more to follow so watch this space!