Where… The WOW Academy (am) & National Media Museum (pm), Bradford, UK
When… Saturday, November 14, 2009 9.30am-6.00pm
Who… 130 web, creative and digital media practitioners; designers; developers; Bloggers; geeks; animators; entrepreneurs; investors; academics & students of digital media and creative courses. The event is split over two fantastic venues: WOW Academy and, in the afternoon, the National Media Museum.
What is a BarCamp?
BarCamps are community conferences, run by volunteers. Nobody is charged for attending a BarCamp although everyone is expected to give a presentation or lead a discussion session.
Due to the nature of the event there are a number of costs incurred which make great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, regional tech/industry companies and international companies looking to increase their exposure amongst the Yorkshire technology, creative and digital communities.
In November 2007, Yorkshire held its first BarCamp event in Leeds, where the folks that came created a programme of sessions themselves. BarCamps are open, participatory, democratic, 'workshop' events; the organisers and sponsors simply provide wireless broadband, a venue, beverages and food. The enthusiastic attendees provide the content - and the buzz!
BarCamps are great opportunity to network and a great environment to learn about new technologies, media, thought leadership and practice from the very people that make the digital industries work each day.
This year, we plan to host a BarCamp in Bradford and we’re expecting 130 attendees from Yorkshire and across the country with live linkups with BarCamps in the US, Canada and India. We are also seeking to link in with the Bradford Animation Festival 2009 which finishes on November 14. With this in mind we will be encouraging those presenting to look at new developments in film, animation and digital media and offer a Superstar Speaker supported by an appropriate sponsor such as Google.
With that in mind we would also love to hear from anyone who is currently working on an Android app.
We'd love for you to come - if you're a creative, an artist, a writer, blogger, technologist, or a developer, geek, entrepreneur, academic researcher, gamer or investor please join us. If you were just curious and interested in digital culture - we'd love to meet you too. Come and demo, talk, share or just hang out! Follow us on TWITTER for further updates.
Official Website: http://barcamp.org/BarCamp-Bradford
Added by Ian Green on August 20, 2009