Saturday, February 14, 2009

BarCamp Mobile (as in, Alabama)

It’s official: we’re having a BarCamp in South Alabama. BarCamp Mobile will be held March 20-21 at the University of South Alabama. Main conference is Saturday, with dinner and social gathering for anyone in town Friday night.

Please Note: This is a BarCamp in Mobile, AL. That’s “mo-beel”. Not “mo-buhl”, as in mobile technology. “Mo-beel” as in “Port Of Mobile” or “Mobile Bay”. Think azaleas, sweet tea, and oysters on the half shell. There may or may not be mobile developers talking about mobile development, but it will definitely be in Mobile. Got it?

Never been to a BarCamp before? Wondering what it is?

“BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.”

It’s an unconference. There isn’t a separation between speakers and participants. Every participant is a speaker, every speaker is a participant. We’ll develop the agenda on the wiki, on Friday night, and on Saturday morning.

If you’re coming, be prepared to present about something you think is cool: BarCamp is as good as the participants make it. This isn’t a typical conference where you listen to people talk all day. Sessions will be interactive, so plan to ask questions, chime in, and generally share as much information as you have.

Oh, and it’s a lot of fun. I met some really cool people at BarCamp Atlanta two years ago, and again at BarCamp Atlanta II last year.

  • Want to come? Go to BarCamp Mobile’s website and fill in the registration form. It’s free, but we do need to have an accurate headcount for food, t-shirts, sponsors, etc.

  • Want to help? Come to our discussion room and introduce yourself, or join our Google group.

  • Want to keep up to date? Follow us on Twitter.


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