BarCamp GNV Saturday, April 18th, 2020

UF Innovate | The Hub - 747 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

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Talk: 3D printing as a hobby
Talk: Upcycled Percussion

What is BarCamp GNV?

BarCamp GNV is an unconference – an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.

Sessions are given on a variety of topics, and the day is created collaboratively – built by you and the other attendees who have a topic, story, knowledge, or experience to share with the rest of the community.

How does it work?

When you arrive, you’ll see a big board with an empty grid with times along one side and 4 rooms across the top. If you have a talk planned, you can post it to that board starting at 8:00am.

Grab a sticky, write your name and a short description of the talk, and post it to the schedule. As the board fills up, attendees can start to see what's happening and when – and plan their day. You can sign up to present until the last slot is filled.

Can I give a talk?

Yes! We encourage any attendee interested in giving a talk to post their topic on the board, but it is not required. Remember, sessions aren't limited to just "talks," it can be a presentation, panel, or discussion group.

As an ice breaker, we’ll seed the schedule with 5 - 10 featured sessions, just to get the ball rolling. Interested in being a featured speaker? Let us know.

Frequently asked questions


Our Tracks

Select the track below that best fits your talk.

  • Entrepreneur

    This is a great track to talk about staying scrappy, your setbacks, or successes — tell us about your journey to owning your own work.

  • Creative

    Pushing film beyond its limit's, Sketch pro tips, building strong brands. This is the track for you to share your creative ideas.

  • Technology

    Expanding Your Command Line Toolbox, The Physical Web, IoT. Use this track to talk about the hardware and software that you love to geek out with.

  • Kitchen Sink

    La vie sous vide, BBQ competitions, Upcycled Percussion. This track is for all those passions that don't quite fit...the other tracks.

The schedule
Time Event
8:00am – 9:00am Registration and session building Start your day by grabbing your t-shirt and filling out your badge. Next, head over to the food table for some coffee and a light breakfast. Finally, head to the board to post your talk, or just mingle with your fellow BarCampers and watch the schedule fill up.
9:00am – 9:30am Welcome and opening remarks We’ll lay some ground rules for the day, so you’ll know what to expect before talks begin.
9:30am – 12:00pm Morning sessions
  • 9:30am – 10:00am
  • 10:10am – 10:40am
  • 10:50am – 11:20pm
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Food and drinks will be provided.
1:10pm – 5:00pm Afternoon sessions
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • 1:40pm – 2:10pm
  • 2:20pm – 2:50pm
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon sessions cont
  • 3:40pm – 4:10pm
  • 4:20pm – 4:50pm
5:00pm – 5:30pm Closing remarks Say goodbye to another year of BarCamp. See ya next year!
If you’re giving a talk, make sure to get to the room early to test your A/V equipment.


Kitchen Sink

Holly Sprinkle Fish Costumes and Other Bad Ideas: Solution-Focused Thinking

Become a better thinker by unleashing the creative capacity of your brain. Learn to be solution-focused by embracing your bad ideas, cultivating your slightly better ideas and harvesting good ideas. Discover how you and your team can unlock solutions by intentionally committing to think differently and collectively.


Derek Helmick Ship the Damn Thing: An Argument for Sunk Costs in the Cloud

There is self-evident value to being flexible when building companies and products. However, when it comes to cloud architecture folks get extremely risk averse. That aversion is completely understandable and almost entirely unhelpful in this era. This talk will go over vendor lock-in, overspending, writing crap code, and why I champion all three.


The sponsors below make BarCamp GNV possible. We can’t thank them enough. Be sure to show them some love if you see them around.