UPDATE: It’s been 9 hours since we announced BarCampLondon, and already half of the 80 places have gone. So if you’re interested in coming do get your skates on…!
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m pleased to announce that BarCamp is coming to London!
It’s free to attend, but everyone must present something or run a discussion session on something in a small group. It’s those sessions that make up the event – along with spontaneous mash-up hacking, etc.
Please don’t be put off by the idea of presenting – it’s more like talking with friends about something you’ve done or you feel interested in. It’s very very relaxed and informal!
I’ve attended a few BarCamps and they’ve not only been really fun but also really useful and informative too. I do hope you can join us on September the 2nd.
When: Sep 2-3 2006 (from Sat morning to Sunday afternoon – bring a sleeping bag!)
Where: Yahoo! UK Offices, 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8AD (map)
We would like to thank Yahoo! for kindly provided us with a venue.
If you would like to attend, it’s free, please sign up at the wiki.
But you better be quick as there are less than 80 places left at the event. Anyone not on the list cannot not be admitted, sorry.
BTW: would your company be interested in sponsoring the event? We need sponsorship to pay for food – basically its £350 a pop, which will all go on the food itself (nothing goes into our pockets).
In return you’ll get
- Your logo, in colour, on the ‘main wall’ at the event in the chill-out area
- A slide (to yourself) with your logo/url, and a mention during the ‘welcome session’
- Signage with your logo indicating you sponsored the food during it’s serving
- Mention + link from BarCampLondon webpage
- Opportunity to offer schwag/literature/etc at the event.
We think that’s pretty good value to up your exposure in front 100 industry professionals and up-and-coming students (+ those who look at the website and on Flickr, etc). Plus you’ll be supporting a worthwhile community event.
There are also some other sponsorship opportunities – including T-Shirts (which is a little more) and many smaller ideas.