Barcamp. 10am. 6th & 7th December 2008. Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool.
Liverpool is getting its first ever Barcamp: a technology related 'unconference' open to all. Barcamp Liverpool invites entrepreneurs, technologists, programmers, developers, designers, bloggers, social media types, gamers, and artists to two days of unadulterated geeky Barcamp fun.
To sign up
1. Register using Eventwax http://barcampliverpool.eventwax.com:80/barcamp-liverpool/register
2. Add yourself to the Wiki so we can all see who's coming
3. Update the wiki with ideas for presentations, workshops and fun and games!
How it works
Barcamp is an open, participatory, democratic, workshop style 'unconference'. Everyone's welcome (until we run out of space), and everyone participates.
Arrive early on Saturday morning for the welcome presentations; and to book your presentation / workshop slot. Plan something in advance or just turn up! The organisers provide the venue, some speedy wifi, and delicious food and refreshments; you provide the content!
Barcamp Liverpool Stylee
This is Liverpool's first ever Barcamp and we're hoping it'll be a Barcamp extravaganza Liverpool style. Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture in 2008, and as the year draws to a close we know that Barcamp Liverpool will attract a diverse, and creative crowd. Liverpool is the home of many tech startups, seed funds, user groups, geek communities, support organisations and creative technology types. The creative industries are thriving and Barcamp Liverpool will be all that! Whilst Barcamp is not themed, we know Barcamp Liverpool will bring out the best of the city's Digital Cultures; showcasing the tech talent on Merseyside.
What to expect
Barcamps are a great opportunity to network, lean and share. They're loads of fun too! Barcamp attracts friendly groups of techy types for a weekend of workshops, hackathons, demos, presentations, games and of course the obligatory Wii Tennis tournament! Barcamp attracts a diverse crowd; from ubergeeks to games designers, to bloggers, to investors, to artists. Learn new skills, meet new people, pitch your startup, show and tell your latest invention or project. It's up to you!
At Barcamp you can:
Show & Tell your latest project
Run a workshop
Hear from tech startups
Learn from expert developers
Meet and wow investors & industry experts
Work on collaborative projects
Meet new friends and colleagues
Party on the Saturday night!
Where else can you do all this & more for free?
Barcamp Liverpool takes place 6th and 7th December 2008 at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS.
The CUC is a fabulous venue and we'll be very well looked after there. We have amazing space on the second floor, with great wifi, loads of power etc etc... The CUC also has its own bar and cafe and of course we'll be organising food and refreshments throughout. In terms of overnights, there's no facility to stop over at the CUC but there are hotels nearby. See accommodation for details. Anyone needing help organising an overnight stay mail katie (at) treasuremytext.com and I'll help out.
Official Website: http://www.barcampliverpool.com
Added by katielips on September 17, 2008
@cubicgarden - I believe not unfortunately.
It's a 2 day Barcamp with a party Saturday night! We can't do sleepovers but we can help arrange accommodation. I'll be in touch Ian; we'd love to see you there....
Also there's going to be an event on iPhone the night before (TBC)
Am I to believe there will be Beer and Guitar Hero?
If you bring Guitar Hero, there will be Guitar Hero! ;)
Tickets are disappearing like hot cakes! So if you're thinking of ocoming but haven;t signed up yet - then you better had do! Also ---- announcement---- we now have an ace party with an ace sponsor on Saturday night!!!
Looking forward to it, anyone got a sofa for saturday night? All hotels are booked out.
It was a great event, just wanted to say a big thanks to Katie and everyone else who worked so hard making it all happen :)
is it a 2 day barcamp with sleep over?