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Welcome to BarCamp Vienna!

Although most of this Wiki is in German BarCamp Vienna will be a truly bilingual (un)conference (Wikipedia: unconference). Participants are asked to hold all demos, presentations and discussions in English unless a session happens to be purely German speaking.

Due to the vicinity to Blogtalk Reloaded many non-German-speaking participants are expected.


SEP 29 & 30, 2006, Vienna
(Weekend before Blogtalk Reloaded)

Program

  • 9am - Opening and coffee at (One Smart Space, Wipplingerstrasse 30)
  • 10am - Start (be on time!) - for details see Sessions
  • 7:30pm - Self-organised dinner in various restaurants
  • 9pm - BarCamp-Party at WerkzeugH

Location

  • BarCamp: One Smart Space (Wipplingerstrasse 30), Einlass ab 9:00
    • Get there by tram numbers 1, 2 or D, station "Börse" (the big red building, which you pass on the right side)
  • BarCamp-Party: WerkzeugH (Schönbrunnerstraße 61), ab 21:00
    • Underground U4 Pilgramgasse, walk from there (ask)
    • Better: team up to get there

For a map see Location

What is a BarCamp?

A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

More informartion:

Watch this short movie from BarCamp San Francisco with statements about the idea behind BarCamp (with Tara Hunt, Tantek Celik, Ryan King and others):

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Preparation

  • Pre-register on the wiki. There's a signup page for your local event. Please put your name and the company you represent on the form, to give coordinators an idea as to how many people are coming (and to get your nametag printed, instead of Sharpie'd!)
  • Bring a laptop - It's great for showing off that program you mentioned in your session. Plus, there are many hotspots provided, and plenty of downtime to browse around and look into everything you've learned.
  • Come early - showing up between 9:00 and 9:30 will be fine. Show up much earlier, and you'll get drafted for setup work (much appriciated!). Show up later, and you'll miss some social activity and your T-shirt.
  • Be ready to participate - come with an idea for a session you can lead. You don't have to be an expert at your topic; as long as it's not too specific, there'll probably be someone else present who can help you out. You can also contribute to the conversation during a session. This is a great way to participate, since it spreads knowledge from everyone, instead of just the leader.