Barcamp Brussels: one month to go

Barcamp Brussels logo In about 30 days, a bunch of Internet entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and geeks will gather at the Halles des Tanneurs in Brussels to share experiences and learn from each other: Barcamp Brussels. This is the 3rd edition of this ‘unconference’ that has proven to be a great place to meet new people and ideas.
Les Halles des Tanneurs

Attendees = participants

So what is this ‘unconferencing’ thing about?

A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. (

The rules:

Attendees must give a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer / contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. The people present at the event will select the demos or presentations they want to see. Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can’t be present.

So even if you do not do a presentation, you can still help out. What I am already looking for at this moment is:

  • 1 person to organize the recording of all sessions: he/she will have to make sure there are enough cameras, that there is someone at each presentation to videotape it, and will also make sure all recordings are published on a videohosting site like Youtube.
  • 3-5 persons who will do the actual recording, with their own camera or one that we could borrow. Since there will be three simultaneous tracks, 3 is the minimum, but for security, five would be better.
  • 2 extra projectors (we already have 1)

The topics

What can you talk about?
Well, it the broad sense: Internet, technology and its impact on our lives. That can include topics like: blogging(*), SEO (*), marketing (*), Photoshop (*), hosting (*), mobile (*), virtual reality (*), webdesign (*) … It does not have to be Internet based: e.g. I am planning a presentation on musical mashups.

Wanna join?

If you want to attend:

  • add your name and topic to the Barcamp Wiki (now almost 50 attendees!)
  • put it in your agenda: Saturday May 5th!!
  • start preparing your 25 minute speech/demo/discussion
  • show up at 9h for coffee and cookies and start to mingle!

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