Theresa O’Connor

BarCamp San Diego

The very first will be held in just a few weeks, on June 2nd and 3rd. It’s going to be awesome. You should definitely be there! LA peeps: It’ll be worth the drive. Did I mention the beer will be from our most excellent Ballast Point Brewing Company?

BarCamp Portland kickoff

Panoramic shot of BarCamp Portland’s kickoff session. Photo by joshb.

If you haven’t been to an unconference before, here’s what BarCamp is, what to expect, and the rules. Also, here’s a great summary of what to expect from Matt (emphasis mine):

I think it’s safe to say BarCamp is unlike any conference you’ve ever been to. It’s more like a house party full of geeks, each of whom gets the spotlight for 30 minutes.

Sometimes the talks are geared towards developers, but not always. At BarCampLA I did a talk on yoga for desk workers. This time I’m probably going to do something about digital photography. My girlfriend is probably going to teach knitting. I’ve seen talks on web design, startup decision making, Futurists, GTD…

Show up with a short presentation, an open mind, and a beer / coffee stein and you’ll be all set!

BarCamp San Diego was a blast! Thanks to all who could make it. I’ve put up my slides on HTML5 in case you’re interested.