[Chicago] BarCamp is this weekend

Tim Saylor tim.saylor at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 20:39:22 CEST 2009

I sent an email last monday to the list about barcamp, but apparently it
never actually went through.  Here it is again:

Hey All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that BARcamp Chicago 2009 will be
happening in about two weeks, July 11-12th. It will be taking place at
the UIC Innovation Center (1240 W. Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607) the
same great venue we had last year. We will open the doors at 10am on
Saturday and keep them open until 10pm on Sunday. The event will begin
on Saturday July 11th at 11am.

What is BARcamp? BARcamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire
for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense
event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. The
name BARcamp was inspired as a complement to FOOcamp, a private tech
gathering run by Tim OReilly.

It would be greatly appreciated for those planning on attendee if you
could sign up on the Attendee List on the BARcamp Chicago Website
(http://barcampchicago.com/AttendeeList). This will help us to have
enough food and beverages for all attendees.

As with every year, we have lots of cool talks lined up.  The Chicago
Androids will complete their Android 101 series with talks on intents
and services, persistent storage, preferences, SQLite, location
service and maps integration.  Then they will put these newly acquired
skills to good use during a code-sprint, concluding their journey
Sunday with a session were they will cover how to publish an App in
the Android Market. You can still catch up and follow the prior
sessions in the series @ http://carlfk.blip.tv/file/2213225/ &

If you have a talk you would like to give on some technology you are
using or have developed or even just a topic near and dear to your
heart please sign up so people can know to expect your talk. You can
sign up here for Saturday
(http://app.barcampchicago.com/SaturdaysAgenda) and here for Sunday

And as the tech content slows down Saturday night, DJ GAZEBO! will
start spinning for the BarCamp Saturday Night Dance Party.  Hang
around for the fun and enjoy some beer donated by the Chicago LUG and
Metropolitan Brewery.

You can also stay updated on the planning and events of BARcamp
Chicago by signing up for the BARcamp Chicago Planning List
You can also be a fan of BARcamp Chicago on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/BARcamp-Chicago/90993363159) or follow
us on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/barcamp_chi).

If you have any questions in regards to BARcamp Chicago 2009 feel free
to contact Kevin Harriss (special.kevin at gmail.com).


1) RSVP in some form or fashion,
(http://barcampchicago.com/AttendeeList).  Need to size catering.

2) Get your company to participate, sponsor, bring schwag, give a talk
about technology you are using or building.

3) Give a talk. Saturday Signup Page
(http://app.barcampchicago.com/SaturdaysAgenda) Sundays Signup Page

4) Spread the word.

Hope to See You All There,

Tim Saylor
BARcamp Chicago Organizer
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