Barcamp. 10am. 6th & 7th December 2008.
Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool.
Liverpool is getting its first ever Barcamp: a technology related ‘unconference’ open to all. Barcamp Liverpool invites entrepreneurs, technologists,programmers, developers, designers, bloggers, social media types, gamers, and artists to two days of unadulterated geeky Barcamp fun.
To sign up
1. Register using Eventwax
2. Add yourself to the Wiki so we can all see who’s coming
3. Update the wiki with ideas for presentations, workshops and fun and games!
How it works
Barcamp is an open, participatory, democratic, workshop style ‘unconference’. Everyone’s welcome (until we run out of space), and everyone participates.
Arrive early on Saturday morning for the welcome presentations; and to book your presentation / workshop slot. Plan something in advance or just turn up! The organisers provide the venue, some speedy wifi, and delicious food and refreshments; you provide the content!
Barcamp Liverpool Stylee
This is Liverpool’s first ever Barcamp and we’re hoping it’ll be a Barcamp extravaganza Liverpool style. Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture in 2008, and as the year draws to a close we know that Barcamp Liverpool will attract a diverse, and creative crowd. Liverpool is the home of many tech startups, seed funds, user groups, geek communities, support organisations and creative technology types. The creative industries are thriving and Barcamp Liverpool will be all that! Whilst Barcamp is not themed, we know Barcamp Liverpool will bring out the best of the city’s Digital Cultures; showcasing the tech talent on Merseyside.
What to expect
Barcamps are a great opportunity to network, lean and share. They’re loads of fun too! Barcamp attracts friendly groups of techy types for a weekend of workshops, hackathons, demos, presentations, games and of course the obligatory Wii Tennis tournament! Barcamp attracts a diverse crowd; from ubergeeks to games designers, to bloggers, to investors, to artists. Learn new skills, meet new people, pitch your startup, show and tell your latest invention or project. It’s up to you!
At Barcamp you can:
* Show & Tell your latest project
* Run a workshop
* Hear from tech startups
* Learn from expert developers
* Meet and wow investors & industry experts
* Work on collaborative projects
* Meet new friends and colleagues
* Play games
* Party on the Saturday night!
Where else can you do all this & more for free?
What’s an unconference… and why “Barcamp”?
An unconference is not like a normal conference. We don’t know exactly what’ll happen until you all turn up. There’s no pre-planned list of speakers, no agenda, and no fees! “The name “BarCamp” is a playful allusion to the event’s origins, with reference to the hacker slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as a spin-off of Foo Camp, More info on the background of unconferences is here via a very old blog post of mine!
How to Get involved
There are loads of ways to participate…
* Sponsor Barcamp (we rely on sponsorship and have a range of options available to suit all budgets)
* Help us organise (if you have special skills)
* Sign Up, turn up and participate
* Write about Barcamp
* Tweet Barcamp
* Tell your friends about Barcamp
Barcamp Liverpool takes place 6th and 7th December 2008 at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS.