New year, new opportunity

Hello, Saskatoon BarCamp enthusiasts. As you know, BarCamp happens because volunteers step up, show leadership, and make good ideas happen. Every event requires the work of several people, but usually, one serves as the “point person”: setting up planning meetings, breaking deadlocks, making sure things move forward. The people who have been point people for the past several years are … Continue Reading →


BarcampYXE is happening November 16, 2013!

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to another BarcampYXE event. I hope you’re following us on Twitter (@barcampstoon) because many alerts and reminders will go out there. Major things will also be posted here on the blog. Also, we’re still updating some things on this website (like the date in the banner). We appreciate your patience. This fall we’re trying out a … Continue Reading →


All you need to know about BarCamp Saskatoon on May 25, 2013!

Whoa, it’s BarCamp in May! Possibly as good as Christmas in July. Yes, BarCamp will be happening twice this year, and will take place on May 25 at VendAsta Technologies in downtown Saskatoon.┬áIt’s a special spring edition, because more BarCamp = better. Kick off your summer with nerdy and creative talks from BarCamp regulars and fascinating newcomers from all over … Continue Reading →


Doing a talk at BarCamp Saskatoon

It’s one month till BarCamp Saskatoon 2012! You are registered, right? The BarCamp Team is busy making arrangements to ensure the day is a roaring success. Time for you to start thinking about doing a talk. If you’re a first-time BarCamp attendee, you are not expected to do a talk (although you can, if you want to). There are other … Continue Reading →


BarCamp Saskatoon 2011 Is Over

If you were there you know it was good. If you weren’t, you might be wondering what you missed. An amazing venue gorgeous t-shirts refreshments – including pizza and beer people who love technology with a giant thirst for information people who love technology with the gift of knowledge to share old acquaintances reunited and new friends made. With the … Continue Reading →


Mobile, Competition, and Community: What would BarCamp be without them?

Can you believe it’s just a few days till BarCamp Saskatoon? Neither can we. We’re hoping a few more people sign up to do a talk. In the mean time, we’re finalizing other food, drink, and logistical plans. A few things you should know about: BarCamp Saskatoon has a mobile site. It’s a micro-site: a new product from VendAsta, about … Continue Reading →


Be a speaker

A few more speakers have signed up at the wiki page and the topics are looking interesting. You can speak too! If this is your second or third time attending, and you haven’t spoken yet … you’re really running out of excuses. This is a friendly conference, and people want to hear about what you’re working on, playing with, or … Continue Reading →


All about our venue

As you’ve no doubt heard, BarCamp Saskatoon 2011 will take place at VendAsta’s spankin’ new world headquarters downtown. Located in the historic Avenue building, kitty-corner from Birks and handily across the street from Winston’s, the office has been custom renovated to fit the software development company’s needs and personality. They posted a great blog entry about it here. I sat … Continue Reading →


And now, a word about our sponsors

As you probably know, Barcamp Saskatoon is non-profit and entirely free to attend. Think about that for a moment: a free tech conference. How is that even possible? Sponsors. We have amazing, generous sponsors. Their contributions, usually financial, make the whole event possible and enjoyable enough to keep people coming back year after year. The Barcamp event has needs: We … Continue Reading →


Get your BarCamp on, 2011

Hey Saskatoon! BarCamp is back for 2011, with lots of the same old good stuff and plenty of new features. As always, everyone is welcome to attend. You’ll find the event fascinating if you’re interested in the people, ideas, tools, and/or beverages of the IT community. We love first-time attendees! If you haven’t registered yet … uh … hurry up. … Continue Reading →