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.
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.
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.
Nope, it doesn't. The "BarCamp" name arose as an open to the public alternative to Foo Camp, which is an invitation-only conference. Under 21 are welcome, and please don't bring your tents!
Nothing! BarCamp is completely free and open to the public. Invite alla your friends and share the experience with them!
The majority of sessions are not prearranged. Attendees propose their own session ideas on the day of the event, and the schedules are updated throughout the day to make sure the most popular sessions get the largest rooms. Although topics should lean heavily to a tech and creative audience, one of the most fun parts of BarCamps are the ‘kitchen sink’ talks like ‘How to roast your own coffee’ or ‘Lockpicking’.
The schedule allots 30 minutes for each session but you should leave some room for Q&A afterwards and travel time between sessions.
Absolutely not! Many people come to BarCamp just to meet new people and listen to other folks give presentations, and that's great! We encourage people to participate however they are most comfortable. That's the beauty of the unconference. You can pretty much do whatever you want.
BarCamp attendees don’t need to bring anything more but themselves and a thirst for knowledge, but here are a few suggestions:
Sorry, no internet will be provided so prepare any materials you need ahead of time.
Nope. To be respectful of our BarCamp attendees, sales presentations, or all-out sales pitches are not allowed. Don’t even try it, folks.
If a talk or discussion in one room isn’t of interest to you, feel free to walk out and join another session. If you’re giving a talk, don’t worry if people do this.
Yes, food will be provided. A light breakfast and lunch.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us
and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet us at @BarCampGNV.
Select the track below that best fits your talk.
This is a great track to talk about staying scrappy, your setbacks, or successes — tell us about your journey to owning your own work.
Pushing film beyond its limit's, Sketch pro tips, building strong brands. This is the track for you to share your creative ideas.
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.
La vie sous vide, BBQ competitions, Upcycled Percussion. This track is for all those passions that don't quite fit...the other tracks.
|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||
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch Food and drinks will be provided.|
|1:10pm – 5:00pm||
Afternoon sessions cont
|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.|