This is the copy of an email I'll be sending out to a few lists, and to some top folks who I'd like to see attend BarCampRDU. Got someone you'd like to invite? Well do it! Just steal this copy and send it to 'em. No worries.
Dear Brilliant Geek/Author/Businessperson/Coder/Hacker/Artist/Musician/Guru,
You're invited to BarCampRDU!
A BarCamp (http://BarCamp.org) is an free, open-source unconference, where folks gather to learn, teach and geek out. What's an unconference? Unconferences are like a regular conference, except that anyone can lead a session. As a result, a wide range of interests and skill levels are represented - making for an fun and unconventional teaching and learning experience.
BarCampRDU will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at the Raleigh, NC headquarters of Red Hat, located on the NC State Centennial Campus. BarCampRDU is free to attend, but we're limited to the first 150 folks who sign up. To sign up to attend, add your name to the BarCampRDU wiki, located at http://barcamp.org/BarCampRDU. The conference is already almost 1/3 full of a lot of names you'll recognize!
As BarCamp is a free event, we'll need sponsors to cover the costs of feeding, hydrating and caffeinating the campers. If you or your company would like to sponsor BarCamp, contact Fred Stutzman at email@example.com or leave your contact info on the wiki. Sponsors are absolutely crucial for making this event a success, so please consider sponsorship.
Thanks for thinking about attending BarCampRDU. It is going to be a great event, and we look forward to seeing you there.