What to expect when you’re expecting to attend barcamp

Just a few more days till the big event! I hope you’re getting as excited about it as I am. In preparation, please ensure your credentials are in order and your fees are paid, and you’re dressed in business formal.

Ha! Just kidding! I’m so funny.

Barcamp is NOT that conference. It’s in a bar. [Some] speakers will be drinking. Imagine. Please: no formal wear. Unless you’re Ryan Baldwin.

When you arrive (2:00 PM), be prepared to meet the strict entry criteria of providing your name to the nice people at the registration table. There’s time to socialize and check out the poster showing our wonderful sponsors.

You don’t need to print your Eventbrite ticket; we know what size T-shirt you ordered, if you beat the early-bird deadline. By the way, if you didn’t register before the early-bird cutoff, you can have a 2009 version of the shirt. They’re so retro.

The first order of business will be collaborating to create the schedule of talks. To make things easy, we’ve set up a time grid — the only thing in the entire event that’s relatively set in stone (see below). But as far as which talks will happen in which time slots — that’s up to us all.

You can join any session, listen, ask questions, engage in the conversation. Or switch between sessions as you like, or skip sessions entirely and hit the roulette table, er, get a bite to eat instead.

As you can see in the schedule, the 21 talk slots are 30 or 45 minutes long, with 15-minute breaks in between. Speakers, please plan accordingly. You are encouraged to allow time for Q&A and conversation and you won’t be permitted to go over.

Let us know at @barcampstoon or in the comment section below if you have questions. Looking forward to joining the conversation with you all on Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving!


2:00 – Arrive, register, T-shirts

2:15 – 2:45 – Brief announcements, collaborate on talk schedule

2:45 – 3:15 – Talks 1 – 3
3:15 – 3:30 – Break

3:30 – 4:15 – Talks 4 – 6
4:15 – 4:30 – Break

4:30 – 5:15 – Talks 7 – 9
5:15 – 5:30 – Break

5:30 – 6:15 – Talks 10 – 12
6:15 – 6:30 – Break

6:30 – 7:15 – Talks 13 – 15
7:15 – 7:30 – Break

7:30 – 8:15 – Talks 16 – 18
8:15 – 8:30 – Break

8:30 – 9:00 – Talks 19 – 21

9:00 – Tear down, beer camp

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