BarCamp Buffalo

8 Feb

I alluded to the fact that I am on the organizing committee of BarCamp Buffalo earlier this week.  Since then, I’ve gotten five or six emails asking the same basic question…What the fuck is a BarCamp and why would I want to go?

Well, this is a full service blog and I am here to answer your questions.

Barcamp Buffalo
Tuesday March 3rd, 7:30pm
Pearl Street Grill

The first ever Barcamp in Buffalo is at Pearl Street Grill on Tuesday March 3rd at 7:30pm. The idea is to create ongoing events for people involved in new technology and web related development to connect and learn from one another.

What is Barcamp Buffalo?

  • A group designed to connect the disparate elements of the Buffalo technology and design communities
  • A meet up of people interested in technology, design and web development
  • A place to share what you are working on get input, insights and opinion from others
  • Learn about cool shit that others in the technology, design and web development communities are doing

More general info on what a Barcamp is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcamp

What to expect?

  • Short presentations from people who want to share their cool shit
  • Open participation for all.  Attendees are encouraged to talk, listen, share and get involved.  Someone have a cool idea or business plan that you want in on?  Well, share a beer and make a connection.  Someone making something cool and you want to know how they did it?  Ask some questions.  You get the idea.
  • A casual atmosphere, no suits!
  • Enjoy some drinks and have fun

Here’s an ad for a similar event in Orlando:

Or an ad from a mildly cooler bunch of techies in LA

Or video from a really great BarCamp in Nashville.

I expect to see you at this event if:

  • You work for a cool company that makes/does cool shit
  • You’re designing something cool
  • You’re coding something cool
  • You re-invented something
  • You love technology, web and design and just want to listen
  • You’ve got an idea for a company or an app and you want to talk about it
  • You like beer and long to connect with other beer loving geeks

3 Responses to “BarCamp Buffalo”

  1. Chris February 8, 2009 at 12:49 am #

    The official wiki is up now – http://barcamp.org/BarCampBuffalo

    Use that to sign up for sessions or volunteer in other ways. Hope to see everyone there!

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