You all know that I’m a _major_ believer that the Internet is changing just about everything around us. But even I’ve been blown away by the success of CaseCamp in going from idea to _national_ movement in about two weeks.
As we “mentioned last week”:http://www.onedegree.ca/2006/06/06/casecamp-barcamp-for-marketers Eli Singer’s new event is kind of like “BarCamp”:http://www.barcamp.org/ for marketers (or more accurately “DemoCamp”:http://barcamp.org/TorCampDemoCamp5 for marketers I guess).
When I wrote that first article, Eli had 10 people signed-up at the wiki saying they’d be attending. Now, just five days later, this inaugural event has _47_ signed up! I’m sure we’ll see another burst of registrations in the next 24 hours as well. This is faster growth than the first Toronto BarCamp.
Not only that, but “One Degree Contributor Mitch Joel”:http://www.onedegree.ca/category/mitch-joel has jumped in and organized “CaseCamp Montreal”:http://www.casecamp.org/home/show/July+4+-+Montreal for July 4th and as of this writing they have _18 people signed up_ – amazing.
Back when I helped start “AIMS”:http://www.aimscanada.com/ in 1996 it took us about four months of meetings to figure out what we wanted to do and probably six months before we hit 50 people in the room.