[Chicago] BARcamp 2010 is around the corner
tim.saylor at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 19:20:29 CEST 2010
What: The longest running technology unconference in Chicago
When: Saturday August 21st @ 10am - Sunday August 22nd 7pm
Where: 215 W. Ohio St. Chicago IL 60654 http://tinyurl.com/barcampchi2010
This August, Chicago will host its 5th annual BARcamp Conference.
Come to BARcamp Chicago 2010 to learn from and mingle with Chicago's
most talented and innovative computer and technology enthusiasts in an
impromptu, informal setting. BARcamp Chicago is an un-conference,
meaning event participants are the people who run the event, give the
presentations and host the various activities throughout the weekend.
Here is what we have lined up for you:
- Many talks and demos concerning a wide range of technology topics
- Socialize with Chicago's top technology enthusiasts
- A drunken panel discussion
- Geeky/technology related movies that run all night
- Free food and drink
- BARcompany - Start a business over the weekend
- Random other activities
Guests from a multitude of backgrounds will be in attendance,
including programmers, developers, engineers, tech students,
open-source advocates, entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Participants are encouraged to share, learn and break off into smaller
focus groups, brainstorm and collaborate on any project or idea.
Professional networking is highly recommended.
Words really cannot describe this event! Take a look at the videos and
pictures linked from our website: http://barcampchicago.com/
Returning to BARcamp this year is BARcompany, which challenges small
groups of participants to come up with an idea and create a company
around it in about a day's time. The resulting companies and ideas are
presented at the end of the weekend to the conference attendees and to
a panel of judges made up of local, influential people in the
technology community. The team who organizes the best company has a
chance to win prizes which may include server hosting for the
developed web application, co-working space and possibly even some
start up capital.
The event is expected to draw several hundred attendees and is free
and open to the public. The majority of talks and activities will be
between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM each day. Complimentary food and
beverages will be provided as well as activities on Saturday night
through Sunday morning.
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