[GLLUG] BarCamp Grand Rapids 3

Charles Ulrich charles at bityard.net
Mon Jul 14 13:25:53 EDT 2008

Is there a URL for this? Do you have to register? How many people show
up to his?

Sounds like it could be fun. Maybe we could organize a GLLUG field
trip over there on Saturday the 16th?


On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Casey DuBois <casey at grlug.org> wrote:
> Subject: BarCamp Grand Rapids 3
> BarCamp Grand Rapids, inspired by the Silicon Valley event that rocked
> the emerging technology world with its audacity and success, will take
> place on August 15-16 at Calvin College.
> The original Palo Alto BarCamp was born out of frustration with the
> stifling atmosphere of most conferences. In a bold move, the founders
> decided to hold an "unconference" and let the attendees decide the
> schedule and topics to be presented. The organizers provided only a
> venue, a blank schedule board, and some overhead projectors: attendees
> were responsible for creating all the content, giving all the
> presentations, and having all the fun. The experiment was a resounding
> success, and BarCamps in Toronto, Amsterdam, and New York City soon
> followed. BarCamp Grand Rapids continues this proud tradition, for the
> third year running.
> Calvin College is generously donating classroom space, including a
> space for a "campout" Friday night. Gordon Food Service, Subway, and
> Biggby Coffee will be providing food for the event, and SageTech will
> be hosting a get-together after the conference on Friday night
> sessions.  Elevator Up has also pitched in to help keep to conference
> free for all attendees.
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