Are you ready for Barcamp Canberra?

17th March 2011 (image shows James Dellow presenting in front of a whiteboard)

Barcamp Canberra 2012 is less than two weeks away!
We hope that you’ve been preparing yourself for what will be a day full of new insights and ideas.
Here are some things to think about:

If you can’t make Barcamp, let us know early!

Tickets sold out two weeks ago – but there’s people on the waiting list who would love to attend. We have increased the total number of tickets, but its likely the event will still ‘sell out’ (if you can say that for a free event!)
If you aren’t able to come, make sure you go to the eventbrite ticketing website to return your ticket – otherwise you may be depriving someone else of the opportunity to attend Barcamp.

Where to go!

The College of Business and Economics, at Australian National University
Link to Google map: http://g.co/maps/r2d4g

Can you lend us video/audio recording gear?

In past years we’ve tried to make audio audio or video recordings of every talk to make them available online after the event (except where people have asked not to be recorded).
If you have a video camera or audio recorder and are happy to either record sessions or lend the equipment to the Barcamp organisers for part or all of the day, please leave a comment to let us know.

You will be captured!

On that same note – part of the nature of Barcamps is that all aspects of the day are open to sharing. Expect lots of tweeting, live streaming, cameras and video recording – even of the audience. If you don’t want to be included you can ask people to exclude you, but sometimes this may not be possible. After the day, you could ask people to untag you from photos or recordings – but its better to go with the flow of the event and be a full part of the event.

If posting photos, video or tweets online – use the hashtag #barcampcbr and make sure you follow @barcampcanberra for important tweets before and on the day.

Cupcake camp

Last year we launched the first Barcamp Canberra Cupcake Camp (try saying that quickly) which proved to be very popular. We’ll be doing it again this year – though with greater focus on the eating and less on the competition! Yay! Cupcakes!

Details will be provided in a further email – but for now, start thinking about your favourite recipe.

BYO badges

To help minimise Barcamp’s costs and environmental impact we won’t be providing name tags. Please bring your own, either recycle from another event or, even better, make an original badge.

Dietary needs

We are still making final plans for lunch. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible so we can cater for you.

What to bring

  • Your presentation – if you’re planning on giving one (and we encourage you to!)
  • A mug or keepcup. We plan to have a barista onsite like last year, however coffee probably won’t be free all day (it pays to arrive on time).
  • A water bottle. Lots of water will be available (particularly if it rains).
  • Your smartphones, laptops, tablets or internet-capable sunglasses so you can participate online. The venue has wifi available for your use.
  • Your namebadge
  • cupcakes, ideas, energy and an open mind!

Supporting Barcamp

Barcamp Canberra is run by volunteers and is held thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

If you’re aware of any organisations that might wish to support Barcamp either this year or in future, please let us know.

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