[UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - BarCamp - Saturday 1st June - Birmingham

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Thu May 9 13:09:26 BST 2013

FLOSS UK - BarCamp - Saturday 1st June- Birmingham

See:  http://www.flossuk.org/Events/BarcampBirmingham

Novotel Birmingham Centre

Free for attendees, am & pm refreshments provided.

What is a bar camp?
A bar camp 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 the venue, but the rest is down to the delegates. So all 
the hassle of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away. 

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 
this to avoid clashes etc. 

Experience shows that this 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 attend and as it is a 
one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though there are 
several hotels nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over. 

Refreshments, tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided morning and afternoon. 

Why attend?

There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Bar Camp 2013 

Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies 
Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical 
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 

The 8 rules of BarCamp 

You DO talk about BarCamp 
You DO blog about BarCamp 
If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation 
Only three word intros 
As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for 
No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourist 
Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into 
another presentation slot 
If this is your first 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) 

So, we hope to see you on Saturday 1st June. 

Book online now - free - but registration is required for refreshment numbers: 

Some helpful links can be found at: 

FLOSS UK Secretariat
PO Box 37
Herts SG9 9UQ
Tel: 01763 273475
Fax: 01763 273255
office at flossuk.org
office at ukuug.org

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Registered Office:
The Manor House
Herts SG9 9AB

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