This Saturday, BarCamp is coming to Philadelphia, and we are hosting the pre-party on Friday!
BarCamp does not happen in a bar or even a tavern. In fact, we helped to bring it to UArts, a place that P'unk Avenue has a deep history with since four of us are graduates and this company grew out of relationships that began when I was a Multimedia professor there.
BarCamp Philly will take place at The University of the Arts, located in the heart of Center City. The Graphic Design and Multimedia departments have generously donated their classroom space which is equipped with state of the art technology, projectors and in some areas, an intentional focus on openness and collaborative learning. This venue is ideal for the participatory nature of BarCamp.
So what is BarCamp? According to Wikipedia:
…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.
In simplest terms, it is a bottom up conference. Anyone that attends can lead a session on any topic. It allows for the topics to emerge during the course of the event and to take on a life of their own.
We look forward to seeing you at the party.
BarCamp Philadelphia Pre-Party at P'unk Avenue 1168 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147
November 7, 2008 from 7 to 10 pm.