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 (http://gctechspace.org) 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:
Coffee - there is a coffee shop and cafe right next door to us - so there WILL be coffee! Speed networking "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. There will be prizes. You need to be RSVPd YES to be eligible for a prize though 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp) is a good start.
There is also an article written on a Barcamp at Bond Uni (http://files.meetup.com/1456506/2011-06-07_IT_BarCamp%20April_article.pdf) and an associated factsheet (http://files.meetup.com/1456506/2011-06-07_IT_BarCamp_fact%20sheet.pdf).
Membership of the space starts is $40/month ($20 concessions) so this is a great opportunity to join! http://gctechspace.org/membership (http://gctechspace.org/membership-signup-application-form/)