JA-SIG conferences represent a wonderful opportunity for collaboration and networking. To promote this, for the summer conference we've allocated time for a BarCamp-style session. A 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. http://barcamp.org/
When: Wed afternoon (4/30) 1:30pm-5:00pm
Where: The large meeting room
- AJAX rendering
- uP3 Architecture Overview/Q&A (like what we did that the dev meeting)
- uP3 Dev tasks
- JA-SIG web presence
- Open Source Identity Management
The rules of BarCamp (as listed by barcamp.org) are:
- 1st Rule: You do talk about Bar Camp.
- 2nd Rule: You do blog about Bar Camp.
- 3rd Rule: If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
- 4th Rule: Only three word intros.
- 5th Rule: As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
- 6th Rule: No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
- 7th Rule: Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
- 8th Rule: If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you don't really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)
- Sign up below. Please put your name and any organization you represent
- Bring a laptop - It's great for showing off that program you mentioned in your session.
- Be ready to participate - come with an idea for a session you can lead. You don't have to be an expert at your topic; as long as it's not too specific, there'll probably be someone else present who can help you out. You can also contribute to the conversation during a session. This is a great way to participate, since it spreads knowledge from everyone, instead of just the leader.