Getting Ready for BarCampRDU 2013

barcamprduOver 150 open source and technology enthusiasts are planning to attend BarCampRDU this weekend on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Participants are polishing up creative talks, presentations, sessions ideas, hardware demonstrations, and much more. I even saw a pitch for “The secrets of piracy.”

If you’ve never been to a BarCamp, its quite the experience. Not only can you learn something, but the format allows you to share something you’re passionate about as well. If the participates are interested of course.

The pre-party for Friday night is still being planned. Check the BarCampRDU site for more details.

More about BarCampRDU

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How it works:  BarCampRDU is an “unconference” which means there is not a rigid schedule until everyone arrives and pitches the topics they would like to present. Topics are recorded on paper and posted where everyone can see and vote. The most popular topics/speakers are placed at the beginning of the day. Note: This year we may plan to gradually shorten the times allotted for talks as the day progresses. Migration into lightning talks will keep things interesting toward the end of the day.

Many of the attendees and topics are technology and open source related, but do not have to be. BarCampRDU is an event that is driven by participants. You will likely find sessions on how to juggle or even play guitar. Most of all BarCampRDU is meant to be fun and focused on socializing with other folks who have similar interests.

About Jason Hibbets

I'm a neighborhood advocate. I started off by getting involved in the Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch program and helped unite other neighborhoods in my community by forming the Lineberry Alliance. I continue work with neighborhood leaders in the District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA) and serve as planning co-chair for CityCamp Raleigh. I've completed Raleigh Neighborhood College (Spring 2005) and Leadership North Carolina (May 2007). In 2009, I lead a group of volunteers to review Raleigh's 2030 Comprehensive Plan. I served as chair of Raleigh's South West Citizen Advisory Council (SWCAC) from April 2010-2012. I have a genuine interest in strong communities, fostering diversity, understanding the issues, and using an open source approach in my work. You can follow me on Twitter: @jhibbets
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