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What is Barcamp?
Barcamp Southwest Florida brings together technology professionals, business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, educators, and students for the advancement of a 21st century ready work force through the open exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences.
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Barcamp is a global community built of everyday people who come together to share their knowledge and passion for technology. It’s for people who want to share, listen and learn from their peers in an energetic, fast-paced co-learning environment.
Origin, Philosophy and Culture of Barcamp
Origin: The name BarCamp is a playful allusion to the event's origins, with reference to the programmer slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as an open-to-the-public alternative to Foo Camp, which is an annual invitation-only participant-driven conference hosted by Tim O'Reilly.
The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19–21, 2005, in the offices of Socialtext. It was organized in less than one week,from concept to event, with 200 attendees. -Wikipedia
Philosophy: BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense gathering with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.
BarcampSWFL Culture: We are an open group of independent professionals who organize to support local technology professionals for community, partnership, and friendship that create opportunity for ourselves, our companies, and our region. We support our community by hosting monthly socials and organizing BarcampSWFL + JuniorCamp - an annual dual technology unconference that provides a platform for professional development, skill-based education and meet valuable Florida-based colleagues and students. We share our collective resources freely and strive to support all efforts that advance local citizens, business, entrepreneurship, economic development, education, and innovation.
Did you know?
» Southwest Florida's first Barcamp technology unConference was held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Edison State College.
» BarcampSWFL + JuniorCamp was the 1st Barcamp to offer a technology EdTech festival for young students.
» Each year, Florida is host to Barcamps in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Deland, and Southwest Florida and hold a place among hundreds of barcamps throughout the world.
We invite you to learn more about the global barcamp community by visiting the wiki found here: