[UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - Bar Camp - Saturday 7th June 2014 - Registrations now open!!

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Mon Apr 28 13:20:06 BST 2014

FLOSS UK - Bar Camp

Saturday 7th June 2014 - 9am - 5pm 

Venue: The Studio Venue Company Ltd., 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP 

Registration for attendance can be made at:

Booking: http://barcampbirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk 

There is no charge to attend.

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. 

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 guage 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. 

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, 
and Lunch will also be provided. 

Why attend? - there are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Bar Camp 2014 

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) 

FLOSS UK Secretariat
The Manor House
Herts SG9 9AB
Tel: 01763 273475
Fax: 01763 273255
office at flossuk.org
office at ukuug.org

A Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered Office:
The Manor House
Herts SG9 9AB

Reg. No. 2506680

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