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April 29, 2012

That’s so meta.

srikanth @ 10:46 am, GMT +0000 ( 1335696387 ) Play

(1) lead to (2). Story plz?

BTW, (2) eventually led to something else, which we’ve asked about before!

Cracked by: Sumanth Patlolla , Rogi , Bharath , badideabear , Sujoy , Manish Achuth , KK , rickde and Ananth

Answer:
Sara Winge (a VP at O’Reilly) jokingly wanted to host a “Foo Bar” – a bar for Friends Of O’Reilly. This eventually morphed into the creation of Foo Camp (Friends Of O’Reilly camp), an annual-ish conference. Eventually, a Foo Bar was actually hosted at one of the Foo camps.

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16 Responses to “That’s so meta.”

  1. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Foo Camp, an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O’Reilly Media.

    Quoting Wiki :

    The event started as a joke between Tim O’Reilly and Sara Winge, O’Reilly’s VP of Corporate Communications. Sara had always wanted to run a foo bar, an open bar for Friends of O’Reilly, at one of O’Reilly’s conferences. That joke morphed into a brainstorm after the dot com bust left O’Reilly with lots of unused office space in its new buildings, creating the opportunity for Foo Camp. There was eventually a Foo Bar at the camp.


  2. Rogi
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    I’ll just do a wiki-quote:
    “The event started as a joke between Tim O’Reilly and Sara Winge, O’Reilly’s VP of Corporate Communications. Sara had always wanted to run a foo bar, an open bar for Friends of O’Reilly, at one of O’Reilly’s conferences. That joke morphed into a brainstorm after the dot com bust left O’Reilly with lots of unused office space in its new buildings, creating the opportunity for Foo Camp. There was eventually a Foo Bar[1] at the camp.”


  3. Bharath
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    Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O’Reilly Media.

    As the story goes, someone was joking that O’Reilly should have a literal “Foo Bar” and invite movers and shakers in technology over for some drinks. Thus FOO Camp was born, FOO later becoming a backronym for “friends of O’Reilly.”


  4. badideabear
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    1. Foo Bar
    2. FOO Camp

    “As the story goes, someone was joking that O’Reilly should have a literal “Foo Bar” and invite movers and shakers in technology over for some drinks. Thus FOO Camp was born, FOO later becoming a backronym for “friends of O’Reilly.” “


  5. Sujoy

    The actual Foo bar which led to the Foo camp


  6. Manish Achuth
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    Foobar leading to Foocamp.


  7. KK
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    Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O’Reilly Media
    The event foo bar started as a joke between Tim O’Reilly and Sara Winge, O’Reilly’s VP of Corporate Communications. Sara had always wanted to run a foo bar, an open bar for Friends of O’Reilly, at one of O’Reilly’s conferences. That joke morphed into a brainstorm after the dot com bust left O’Reilly with lots of unused office space in its new buildings, creating the opportunity for Foo Camp. There was eventually a Foo Bar at the camp.


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  9. rickde
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    FOO BAR led to FOO Camp led to Boot camp


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  14. Ananth
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    Foo bar, Foo camp, bar camp.


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  16. Sara Winge (a VP at O’Reilly) jokingly wanted to host a “Foo Bar” – a bar for Friends Of O’Reilly. This eventually morphed into the creation of Foo Camp (Friends Of O’Reilly camp), an annual-ish conference. Eventually, a Foo Bar was actually hosted at one of the Foo camps.


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