*Intro: *BarCamp is an un-conference; An open format event where programmers, designers and business owners can network and learn. A BarCamp conference is unlike any other technology conference. Rather than being planned by a committee in advance, each community works together to create its own event. A BarCamp generally has an underlying theme, but the individual topics and sessions are organized shortly before or even at the event. This enables BarCamp to be much more than targeted to the needs of the Madison community. *
Information: *Visit the BarCampMadison2 Website http://barcampmadison2.org to find out more information about the conference. Please make sure to registerhttp://barcampmadison2.org/signupso we know how many people to expect.
There have already been many good sessionshttp://barcampmadison2.org/sessionsproposed such as: Version Control Discussion, Windows Mobile Hacking, Learn Python With Me, Filesystem embedded in a PDF and many more. We would love to have *you* lead a session as well so feel free to addhttp://barcampmadison2.org/node/add/sessionone or several.
As always feel free to jump on the discussion listhttp://groups.google.com/group/barcampmadisonand lend a helping hand.
*Social media tags:* BarCampMadison2, BarCamp, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008, ExtraBoldSchool, BCMad2 *Use these tags when blogging or posting photos so interested parties can find them easily.*
*T-Shirts:* During this weekend t-shirts will be available online at http://cafepress.com/web608 * Friday:* Starts at 7pm Located at Lothlorien http://lothwiki.org/index.php/Lothlorien Co-op (244 W Lakelawn Pl, Madison, WI 53703)
Come mix with other BarCampers before the weekend event really kicks into gear. Lothlorien is providing a relaxing castle environment to play Rock Band on an entire wall! BYOB. Please help out and bring some snacks. There will be open wifi, a fire pit going and canoes if people are interested. This is one of our best chances to talk without having to worry about missing some of the awesome sessions http://barcampmadison2.org/sessionsthat will be happening.
*Saturday:* Starts at 10am Located at Extra Bold http://extraboldschool.com/ Portfolio School aka XB (121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703)
Check in starts at 10am and a potluck lunch starts at 11. Madison's farmers market http://madfarmmkt.org/ will be open about 2 feet from XB so feel free to pick up food there. (The 12 year cheddar is amazing!) Sessions will kick in at 12 noon and go until dinner. Dinner will be provided so if you have dietary needs contact Abrahamhttp://barcampmadison2.org/mr4braham-profile. After dinner hang around as long as you want. There will be much late night hacking and some impromptu sessions.
*Sunday:* Starts at 9am Located at Extra Bold http://extraboldschool.com/ Portfolio School (121 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703)
Check in and coffee will be available from 9am, Sessions start at 10. Lunch will be served early afternoon and closing announcements will be at 5pm.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask myself the person standing next to you. Have fun, transfer knowledge and make new friends.
Abraham and the BarCampMadison2 organizers http://barcampmadison2.org