What is a Barcamp?.
What is a BarCamp?
A BarCamp is an event shaped by your contribution. Rather than having scheduled speakers, you will have the opportunity to talk about what is important to you. Anyone with something to contribute in the context of user experience is welcome to join. The goal is to share what you know, to learn from others, to ignite discussion, and to connect in an open environment.
You make the day
At the beginning of the day all attendees create the schedule based on a so-called session board. During the opening event, anyone has the opportunity to pitch for a session. For this you should prepare your topic in advance. Name your proposition in order to catch attention. Plan to speak for about 1 minute in front of the group. These session-elevator pitches are the basis to the schedule. So all attendees will select the workshops, demos or presentations they want to see.
Throughout the BarCamp
One session usually takes about three-quarters of an hour. This could be demos such as “Live Wireframing”, workshops like “From post-its to personas” or presentations like “A Hitchhikers guide to Gamification”. A view beyond the horizon like product design, programming or marketing in relation to user experience is also welcome.
Timeslots of 15 minutes are scheduled between the sessions in order to change rooms and have some post-session talks. And of course there is plenty of time to network and connect with other paticipants during coffee and lunch breaks. Thanks to our sponsors food and drinks are for free.