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Friday, October 30, 2009

BarCampDC3 November 14th

BarCampDC3: www.barcampdc3.eventbrite.com November 14th, 9:30am - 5:30pm, A Level (Basement) and the second floor East and West Lobbies of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. This conference is not specific to Accessibility or Adaptive Technology but is a more generally focused technology conference. BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering where people share and learn in an open environment. Topics are suggested for discussion, but there is no set agenda until everyone gathers. The event will feature discussions, demos, presentations and interaction from participants. Most of the regular attendees of BarCamp are developers/designers/geeks/ and social media minds from the greater DC area but everyone is welcome. Expected attendance is about 250. The only stipulations from the organizers are:


* Powerpoint is BANNED. That means NO SLIDES. This variable is meant to encourage active conversation rather than passive presentations.


* Sessions must focus on something you're passionate about.


* We've created a Twitter Swear Jar - each time you reference Twitter in a session you will have to contribute $1 as a common donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. Feel free to abuse this rule - one dollar can serve 5 meals!


BarCamp DC is an ad-hoc unconference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) and is part of the larger BarCamp (http://barcamp.org/) movement. While there are topics suggested for discussion, there is no set agenda until everyone gathers. Attendees are required to participate to some degree: either by leading a discussion, showing a demo, or by creating another type of collaborative session.