We are all set, BarCampMilwaukee is a go!
It’s happening Saturday, September 30 through Sunday, October 1, 2006 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
We are looking for smart, passionate, innovative people to participate. If you want to share what you know, or learn something new, or discuss an issue that’s been bothering you, sign up. If being cooped-up with a bunch of nerds for 24+ hours to see what happens sounds at all interesting, sign up.
So what is a BarCamp? This was my attempt to explain it last night:
BarCamp is an “unconference” event. At a typical conference, you pay lots of money, and sit in a big room listening to a few people talk for an hour, and then you have 5 minutes to ask questions. BarCamp makes everyone attending a participant, you either demonstrate something, lead a session on something, or help someone else do those things. It is what we make it. Everyone who wants to participate is welcome.
Now it’s just a matter of getting all those interesting people to sign up, and seeing if we can get a few companies to sponsor the event. Feel free to contact me with questions on either of those two things.