Friday, June 23, 2006 to Sponsor BarCampRDU

Lulu, the pioneering RTP-based on-demand self-publisher has generously stepped forward to sponsor BarCampRDU. This is an exciting moment because it means we've actually hit all of our sponsorship goals! Thank you to Lulu for helping to make BarCampRDU a great experience. Our thanks to Lulu goes above and beyond its sponsorship - as many Lulu employees have stepped up to help organize and volunteer at BarCampRDU.

According to their website, Lulu is "the web's premier independent publishing marketplace for digital do-it-yourselfers. It's the only place on the web where you can publish, sell and buy any and all things digital - books, music, comics, photographs, movies and well, you get the idea. We simply provide the tools that leave control of content in the hands of the people who created the content."

As a graduate student in UNC's SILS program, we often call Lulu "SILS East" because they keep hring our best grads. That, combined with the absolute top-notch products they create (you should see the quality of the graphic novels they create - stunning), makes Lulu one of my favorite local companies - and the type of innovator we think fits perfectly at BarCampRDU. Lulu's sponsorship completes fundraising for BarCampRDU - which means the pre-BarCampRDU social event on the night of July 21 is a go (more details about that shortly). Thanks to Lulu, and to all of our sponsors - BarCampRDU wouldn't be as awesome without you.

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