An open, participatory workshop event, called BarCamp, will be coming to Galway, courtsey of Deri on 22nd of September 2007. These BarCamp events typically focus on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies and social protocols. The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, in 2005. Since then, similar events have been held in over 31 cities around the world. Participants gather and informally present and participate as actively as possible- everyone is encouraged to partake. Current topics already posted on the Galway BarCamp wiki include social networking, RSS, RDF, the mobile web, and the metaverse. This looks to be a very collaborative and creative "unconference", with plenty of scope for contribution... roll up those sleeves and get stuck in!