BarCampMilwaukee has made good progress in the week that's passed since BarCampChicago happened.
Justin decided on 17 July he'd help lead the charge and registered the domain barcampmilwaukee.com. He also has a commitment for a venue in Milwaukee. Pete made the BarCampMilwaukee page on barcamp.org on 22 July. As of 23 July there are four organizers and one participant registered for BarCampMilwaukee on the barcamp.org page. I sent an email to a Microsoft evangelist to see if we can get our second sponsor (assuming the venue is an in-kind sponsorship).
It will be fun to see this event take shape. I don't know how much help Jason had putting together BarCampChicago. He had a number of people helping him during barcamp, but from my uninformed viewpoint it appeared he did most of the organizing by himself. A Herculean task on which he did an outstanding job. It looks like BarCampMilwaukee already has a good organizing nucleus. That bodes well for the success of the event.
If you're interested in being an organizer for, participating in, or sponsoring BarCampMilwaukee, just indicate that on the event webpage linked above. Hope to see you there!
(Speaking of BarCampChicago, Troy said he helped Jason clean up on Monday and it was over 100 degrees in the barcamp rooms...)