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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Going to BarCamp DC

I’ve been signed up for well over a week now and the event is August 11, but it’s taken me forever to get this post out.

I heard about BarCamp DC on Pownce from Brian at Viget Labs. I did some digging and looking around and decided there would be much to be gained from going. It will be rather nice to meet the people, in and around my local area, who are involved in social media and web technology.

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants.

Everyone who attends the event is required and expected to participate, it's an unconference. The schedule gets done as people arrive and sign-up to present. I’ve been racking my brain to decide what I would want to talk about/present. I haven’t come up with anything yet…hoping to have it figured out before I show up. My best bet is something related to the importance of building solid social communities and the advantages to be gained.

Here is a video from BarCamp SF. (I was going to post the video from BarCamp Austin II, but it was way too cool looking and people seem to be having way beyond the amount of fun I think is to be expected at a BarCamp event…geez, come on, they had a live band and were doing shots!! The event was hosted in an actual bar.)




3 comments:

Joe said...

BarCamp sounds like it was a great networking event! I'm looking forward to learning more about Why Go Solo...

Joe said...

I misunderstood your post and thought you went already! Definitely something to look forward to...I wish I could go! Anyhow, let us all know how it is :)

Ann Bernard said...

Joe, I will be sure to do a write-up about it!!