Click for full size: nominate yourself to present or be on a debate/panel and you’ll be given a soapbox from which to do it! Or just register to come and listen and yell out stuffz.

BarCamps are unEvents with unSpeakers and are unOrganised. To find out what that means, you have to attend. 😛 But seriously, they are pretty vibrant, rambunctious affairs. Very very different from something an industry – say media or interactive – would run. Some technical, some marketing, lots of blue sky (no doubt) some practical stuff.

It’s on this coming weekend:

About BarCampSydney3

Date: 5th and 6th April 2008
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30pm
Venue: Roundhouse at UNSW on Anzac Pde, Kensington (transport)

You can register your interest on the BarCampSydney wiki.

What is BarCamp?

“BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment”.

BarCamp is an intense community event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to participate.

The BarCamp motto is: No spectators, only participants

What does “no spectators” mean?

It does not mean that you have to present. BarCampSydney is not about formal presentations. It is about discussion, debate, involvement and energy!

The event is designed so that EVERYONE can participate – in whatever capacity you choose. This could be helping organise rooms, sitting on a panel, moderating a discussion or even helping with network issues.

But most importantly, it is about everyone taking part in lively debates and discussions – whatever form they may take.

No spectators. Just lots of energetic and enthusiastic participants!

Get involved

Helping before the event

  • Help to spread the word – blog, social apps, mai lists
  • Become an unorganiser and help with sponsorship, venue, wifi, catering etc

Helping at the event

Unorganisers can help:

  • set up rooms
  • sign people in
  • show people around
  • organise daily schedules
  • sort out catering needs
  • sort out wifi

Presenting at the event

BarCamp is basically unstructured. Some ways you can get involved include:

  • Panel
  • Presentation
  • Goldfish Bowl
  • Soap box – Just stand on a box and spout your wisdom.
  • Half-Geeked – Half-Baked, but tech focused.
  • Demo new stuff
  • Debates
  • Games
  • Competitions
  • Races
  • Rolling story

The Schedule

We will provide a huge charts for each of the rooms. The charts will be broken into rough time slots. We will provide a pile of cards and marker pens. Attendees can write down their presentations, panels, discussions, forums etc and stick them in available slots on any room chart.

Remember, there are no formal time slots, no formal presentations, no formal break. So, be prepared to negotiate, discuss, argue, barter, persuade!

In a short space of time we will have an overall schedule for the day.

Of course, with BarCamp, there are no rules – the schedule can change any time. All part of the fun of BarCampSydney!

What’s Next?

Sign up on the wiki, check out the blog, tell all your friends, prepare your presentation, ask your company if they’re interested in sponsoring!

Go!: http://barcamp.org/BarCampSydney

You can nominate yourself as a speaker or participant or whatnot on that link. I’ll be there. No clue what I’ll be doing there; I just do as I’m told, once I rock up. See you there?