[UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - Unconference - Saturday 27th October 2012

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Wed Jul 18 11:10:31 BST 2012



FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG) 

Saturday 27th October 2012 

Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA 

This is our third un-conference and is very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG. 

What is an unconference? 

An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the 
delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main 
one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates.  So all the hassle 
of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away. 

Typically at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they 
are, what their interests are and what they'd like to do. Based on this people 
write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board. A moderator may 
read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal 
will be put on a scheduling board (delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid 
clashes, etc.).

The unconference starts…  Experience shows that the unconference format 
results in high quality sessions focussed on what delegates want. 

There is no charge to attend but donations (on the door) will be accepted to 
help fund the event. Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a 
one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several 
hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over. 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

Why attend? 

There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2012, including: 
* Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies 
* Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical 
applications 
* Become part of the UK Open Source community - build up informal 
relationships 
that can be invaluable in problem solving 


Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests 

See:  http://www.flossuk.org/unconf2012



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