Monday, May 29, 2006

Wanted: BarCampRDU Chicklet

I'm wondering if someone would be kind enough to create a BarCampRDU chicklet, something we can all put on blogs, websites and the like? Thank you!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

What's a BarCamp? Read this First!

A BarCamp is an unconference where people interested in a wide range of technologies come together to teach and learn. Unfamiliar with unconference? Here's the idea in a nutshell. Rather than having scheduled speakers, everyone pitches sessions the morning of the BarCamp. Those sessions are put on a schedule, and lots of little groups form for intense group learning. Yeah, its different from a regular conference - but it works!

The idea of an unconference came together when people realized the best times they were having at conferences were the times between sessions - where people with like interests could meet ad hoc. The goal of BarCamp is to facilitate this type of interaction for an entire day. We supply the food, the space, the wireless, the projectors - you show up to teach and learn.

To make BarCamp successful, we need campers, space, and sponsors. We're working on the latter two - we just need you to sign up and come!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Week 1 Update

BarCampRDU planning is now a few days old, here's an update:
  • We're still looking for a venue. A number of folks have feelers out to spaces around the triangle, so we'll hope to start shoring something up next week.
  • We're still looking for sponsors. I've contacted a few local companies, but if you know of any companies that might like to sponsor BarCamp, feel free to send them my way. The sooner we can shore up sponsors, the better.
  • The wiki has been updated with a newsfeed, which is fed from
  • 17 potential campers have signed up on the wiki. There's been some blogging coverage, and I've contacted the Independent. Once we get a date, we can really start pushing blogger coverage of the event. That's how we're going to get the word out.
In other news:
  • I'm looking at the Druham Bulls schedule to see if I can coordinate with a game before/after the event.
Thanks for all your help. There's lots of work to be done, but things are moving along nicely.

Friday, May 26, 2006


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