BarCamp

A BarCamp is an “unconference”, a self-organizing gathering of geeks in which each attendee is a participant, organizer and volunteer all rolled into one. From the wikipedia entry:

BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.”

“The name “BarCamp” is a playful allusion to the event’s origins, with reference to the hacker slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as a spin-off of Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only participant driven conference hosted by open source publishing luminary Tim O’Reilly.”

Instead of repeating more of what has already been said, I’m just going to point you to (you guessed it) BarCamp.org

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