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BarCamp Gold Coast VIII

Usual Barcamp format - feel free to come and talk about anything you like, doesn't have to be IT, we always get a very diverse crowd so someone will listen!

We're holding the event at the Gold Coast TechSpace again. The space has come on a lot since our last Barcamp and it should work well despite the limited space.

Talks are limited to 10 mins in the morning and 20 mins in the afternoon and we are going to be strict on time. Try and plan your talk to last half of the time so there is time for questions.

A few things that have been prearranged:

  1. Coffee - there is a coffee shop and cafe right next door to us - so there WILL be coffee!
  2. Speed networking
  3. "show and tell" corner where you can bring anything that you want to show off. If you have anything commercial - it would be best if you show this here rather than taking up talk slots.
  4. There will be prizes. You need to be RSVPd YES to be eligible for a prize though
  5. Food is provided and is covered by sponsors.

Apart from that - the day is yours, so if you have any specific ideas bring them along and try them out. We normally finish about 4pm.

Here is the rough schedule but this is VERY subject to change - as that is what Barcamp is all about:

  • 10 Coffee - chat - setup
  • 10:30 Speed Intro
  • 11:00 Lightning Talks 1
  • 11:10 Lightning Talks 2
  • 11:20 Lightning Talks 3
  • 11:30 Lightning Talks 4
  • 11:40 Lightning Talks 5
  • 11:50 Lightning Talks 6
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Talk 1
  • 1:20 Talk 2
  • 1:40 Talk 3
  • 2:00 Talk 4
  • 2:20 Break
  • 2:40 Talk 5
  • 3:00 Talk 6
  • 3:20 Talk 7
  • 3:40 Talk 8
  • 4 end

If you are reading this and have NO IDEA what barcamp is - the wikipedia page is a good start.

There is also an article written on a Barcamp at Bond Uni and an associated factsheet.

Membership of the space starts is $40/month ($20 concessions) so this is a great opportunity to join!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great turnout given the weather, which I think stopped a few Brisbane folk from driving down. (Pity guys, as it cleared up in the afternoon). Great to have guys from the Sunshine Coast attend, and one fly up from Melbourne just to attend, and thaw out apparently :-).

    June 3, 2012

  • Des W.

    Where else can you find on the Coast such a beaut gathering of people with such a diverse range of skills and have your brain stimulated in such a congenial atmosphere? and with good coffee too. Let's not keep BarCamp GC a secret! (Not that I'm suggesting anyone wants to :) )

    June 3, 2012

  • Joshua D.

    Is anyone driving from Brisbane who would like to give me a ride?
    I'm at Sherwood, but could travel to where ever you are leaving from. (the longer train ride doesn't sound too fun and would probably break the budget apart, lol.) [masked]

    June 2, 2012

  • Fraser T.

    I'll run a keysigning on the day.

    Submit keys at

    May 30, 2012

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