Simon Pascal Klein
klepas at klepas.org
Mon Apr 7 11:48:26 UTC 2008
Canberra is throwing its first BarCamp and apart from the usual
Canberra web crowd, we're extending of course our invitation to
interstate (and possibly even internationals) to come and visit
Canberra for a fun-filled day of web geekery, awesome prizes and a
delicous group dinner.
* Who? Anyone who is interested in technology, the Internet and
related topics. We have room for 60ish people, so bring your colleagues.
* What? A good opportunity to share ideas and projects and to work
with like-minded individuals. For more information on what a BarCamp
is, see http://barcamp.org/.
* When? From 10:00-17:00 on Saturday 19th April 2008
* Where? BarCampCanberra1 will be held at the CSIT Building, North
* Website? The blog is the place – http://. We'll be posting updated
information about the event there. The info page on barcamp.org is at http://barcamp.org/BarCampCanberra
* Cost? Nothing! The event is free, water is free, lunch is free and
dinner should be free too!
We'd love to have you register for the event – again this costs
nothing, but it would greatly help us with numbers and gives you a
chance to grab a tee at the right size and see what everyone is
interested in talking about! Please register at http://barcamp.org/BarCampCanberra1
Note there's also a new spot for you to indicate whether you'll be
coming for dinner on the 19th, so add that if you haven't already.
Please also sign up if you're going to be there for even one session
on the day.
We need your help getting the word out so that this is a successful
event. Tell your friends and colleagues. Particularly if you're a uni
student or faculty/staff, work in the tech/web industry, know someone
in the IT media or just know someone who might be interested, tell
them! Blog it. Put a sign up at work. Email people. Pay for a full-
page ad in The Canberra Times (just kidding).
Point them to http://barcamp.org/BarCampCanberra and get them excited.
Yes, the 2020 Summit is on the same weekend. We were first and will
undoubtedly have the smarter crowd.
The 2020 Summit will mean hotel availability in Canberra will be very
tight and cheap rooms will be MIA. If you're planning to come from
interstate, can I suggest you book your accommodation right now?! I
can wait while you do that... You're back now? Good.
If you are on a limited budget or can't get somewhere to stay, contact
me and I can probably find a spare room in someone's house for you. We
have several available. If you can offer a room, let me know.
No BarCamp runs successfully without the generosity of its sponsors.
We have some fabulous support and while we'll thank then on the day,
we'd like to mention them here:
acidlabs, SMS Management and Technology, Web Directions and AussieHQ
have all come through for us. And there might be another announcement
today if you look at the wiki page - http://barcamp.org/BarCampCanberra.
If your organisation might be able to help in some way, contact one of
the BarCamp Unorganisers and let them know
T-shirts will be available at BarCamp Canberra. However numbers will
be limited. We ended up ordering a total of 40 shirts. I hope we
aren't too popular! ;)
If you were in the first 20 registrations, you will get a custom
order. For everyone else, you're going to have to make do with a grey
marle shirt with a full-color logo. Sorry. Time was needed to make the
order ship before the event.
Thanks; we're really looking forward to seeing you all there!
Simon Pascal Klein
(e) klepas at klepas.org
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