Thursday, May 03, 2007

BarCampRDU 2007

I'm pleased to announce BarCampRDU 2007. This one-day unconference will be held August 11, 2007 at the Red Hat headquarters in Raleigh, NC. There is a conflict at RedHat. Working on a new date. The purpose of this message is to act as a "save the date" and solicitation for those interested in sponsoring BarCamp.

About sponsorships:
In just one week, BarCampRDU has fulfilled almost 50% of its sponsorship goals. However, we still have $2600 outstanding that we need pledged. If your company would like to sponsor BarCampRDU, please contact Fred Stutzman at fred@metalab.unc.edu. The minimum sponsorship is $300.

About registration:
Registration for BarCampRDU will be announced far in advance this summer. It will occur on the wiki, just like last year, and it will be first-come-first-served. We'll have a waitlist and we anticipate allowing 150-175 attendees.

Organizers committee:
If you'd like to join the organizing committee of BarCampRDU, please contact Fred Stutzman at fred@metalab.unc.edu. The organizing committee meets periodically and ensures that tasks are completed for BarCamp. Please note, being on the organizing committee is not a nominal position - it requires significant work, so please only volunteer if you can commit to this effort.

I'm very excited to announce this event. With a location and sponsors, we're well on our way to another very successful BarCamp. With the support of the community, organizers, volunteers and sponsors, I'm positive we're going to have a great event.

2 comments:

Tanner Lovelace said...

Woot! I'll start collecting more tennis balls to teach juggling again. :-)

greg said...

Don't forget about DCampSouth, June 2 in Raleigh. If you are interested in software development and user experience, DCamps are a focused BarCamp on these topics. The first DCamp was in Palo Alto in May 2006. DCampSouth is the first one on the east coast.

While you are waiting for BarCampRDU, you are welcome to sign up for DCampSouth on the wiki: http://dcampsouth.pbwiki.com/