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About running an event in this style
 
The folks at O'Rielly (yes, the publishing people) were kind enough to turn us on to this style of event.  We call it a "Summer Camp", because we run these once each summer.  But call it a "Bar" camp, "Foo" camp, an "Unconference", or whatever, there are some common elements to this style of event and lots advice available from people who have run these events before.
 
Below is some information O'Rielly sent us that got us started.  Many of these links lead to other links which will keep you busy reading for quite a while.
 
 

And we don't have a manual on running Unconferences (What a Barcamp is based on), but there is lots of info online.

 

Unconference helpful links:

http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2006/how-to-run-a-great-unconference-session/

 

8 Tips on How to Run Your Own UnConference http://www.friedbeef.com/8-tips-on-how-to-run-your-own-unconference/

 

 

How to Run a Great Barcamp or Unconference http://www.capulet.com/weblog/darren/how-to-run-a-great-barcamp

 

 

There is a local Boston Barcamp. Here's the wiki http://wiki.barcampboston.org/

 

It might be a good idea to reach out to them for help.

Last modified at 8/22/2009 11:36 AM  by SAM\Tim.Mangan