Barcamp Omaha 2012

2012

Omaha, Nebraska

Friday

Sept. 7th, 2012

Saturday

Sept. 8th, 2012

Slowdown

729 N 14th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Located in North Downtown, parking will be available around the venue.

BarCamp is an
"un-conference",

or rather a conference without a speaker list, without a fixed schedule, and without remorse. Our open format offers attendees the unique opportunity to network, learn, and communicate about what they are most passionate about!

Event Details

Friday Party!

7pm until we shut that sucker down!

Show up, relax, meet the other BarCampers and have a drink on our opening party sponsor!

Saturday Events!

8am: Breakfast / Signup for Talk
9am: Sessions
12pm: Lunch / Networking
4pm: Closing
What are the speaking categories at Barcamp 2012?

Technology

Entrepreneur

Creative

Who can give a talk?

Everyone can speak! In the weeks leading up to BarCamp, you can prepare a presentation or talk about your passion. When you arrive in the morning, you can sign up to present and we will create the day’s schedule on the spot during breakfast.

We just ask that you stay away from pitching products or services and limit your presentations to things you want to teach or experiences you want to share, such as a challenge you overcame in starting your business, “hacking” topics, how to discern a good bottle of scotch, or even how to do a particular DIY project! We also love panel talks! The sky is the limit.

Who should
attend barcamp?

BarCamp is an event for people who want to share their passion and excitement about their jobs, hobbies, and interests. It’s an event for people who want to listen and learn from their peers. And the special thing about BarCamp Omaha is that it’s for everybody! Our local event features speaking tracks for creatives, entrepreneurs, and technology developers, including...

  • Programmers
  • Designers
  • Photographers
  • Artists
  • Environmentalists
  • Marketers
  • Lumberjacks
  • Architects
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Businessy-folk
  • Writers
  • Or whatever you do

Do I *have* to give a talk?

Absolutely not! Many people come to BarCamp to just meet new people and listen to other people give cool presentations, and that's great! We encourage people to participate however they are most comfortable. That's the beauty of the "un-conference", you can pretty much do whatever you want.

What should I bring?

There’s no need to bring anything special to BarCamp Omaha, but if you are looking for things to stuff into your fanny pack, here are our suggestions:

  • A laptop with your presentation (if you’d like to give a talk).
  • A projector and screen will be provided for you. You can also put it on a flash drive and borrow a laptop!
  • Your notebook and a pen for taking notes and collecting autographs.
  • Your camera--you can tag photos on Flickr with “barcampomaha”
  • Something to share with all of your new friends...a business card? Stickers? Carrot sticks?
  • A friend...if your friend fits in your fanny pack.

How long are the talks?

Each time slot is 30 minutes. Speakers are allowed to use that time however they wish. You could even share one 30-minute time slot with multiple people. For instance, let 3-5
people each give a 5 minute talk on your subject. It’s probably a good idea to allow time for comments and questions because BarCamp audiences tend to be very participatory!

What your $10 gets you!

  • Opening party
    drank(s)!
  • Breakfast
  • Soda &
    Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Barcamp
    T-shirt

Passion

Thank You

To our Sponsors

Big Wheel Brigade
Server Silo
What Cheer
Lyconic
Barcamp Tour 2012
Slowdown
Hark
ButtonBiz
Grain & Mortar
Silicon Prairie News
Princess Lasertron
Nimble Logic
The Gabe Kangas Association of Awesome
Conductix Wampfler Global
The Common Co.
Edison Creative
Uphill Downhill
Drexel University Online

your cheerful 2012 barcamp planners!

Megan
Hunt

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Matt
Secoske

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Grain
&Mortar

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Dusty
Davidson

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