When: Sat., Oct. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 2011
BarCamp Charleston returns to the College of Charleston for its third annual DIY tech conference. It's a decentralized approach to allowing people to create, share, and participate in workshops and lectures with a tech emphasis.
The sessions are proposed by attendees on the morning of the conference, voted on, and then scheduled for the day. BarCamps are actually held worldwide and year round. This is Charleston's version.
At the beginning, attendess have 30 seconds to pitch their sessions. Pitches vary widely from programming and tech platform demonstrations to bacon and beer seminars. The crowd votes and the most popular pitches are posted on the schedule board.
Attendees can effectively choose what kind of conference they want by how they schedule their day. It's an inclusive atmosphere and people are encouraged to participate.
This past year has seen some incredible growth in the tech industry. This is a great chance to not only learn a few things, but connect with active members of the Charleston tech community.
The Charleston City Paper is a proud supporter and sponsor of BarCampCHS.