from Spot.us via kara andrade, and well worth it–I am going to try to be in two places at once and make part of it–
“BEAST is Pig Latin for East Bay, a name that has all the power of
bloggers in the SF Bay Area who are the eyes and ears of the East Bay
community. In honor of all the East Bay bloggers, Spot.Us, Tech Liminal
and BetterOakland are hosting their first BEAST Bloggers Camp on
Saturday July 18, 2009 at TechLiminal in downtown Oakland.
A BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences —
open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by
The day consists of sessions proposed by attendees and the schedule is
created on site the morning of the event. BarCamp is an ad-hoc
gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn from each
other in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions,
demos and interaction from participants.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAMP:
The day will start at 8am with an hour of socializing over coffee and pastries.
At 9am sharp we will give directions on how to propose a topic and then
we will create a schedule. We will be harvesting the minds and
expertise of all the people in the room to come up with topics
pertinent to blogging about the East bay. If you’d like to lead a
session you’re going to want to speak up with your topic idea at 9am,
when the schedule is being created.
If you’re an East Bay blogger or write about the East Bay please join us!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
Your own coffee mug.
A beverage holding container for your day’s h2O (cup, water bottle, etc…)
A head full of topic ideas Your laptop (free wi-fi provided.) If you
are not so inclined to arrive with electronic note-taking items a
simple notebook and pen will do.
Lots of business cards. This is a great networking opportunity. You can
get a quick turnaround from Zazzle.com, Moocards or PSPrint if you are
in need of cards.
Please Note: The cost for this event is on a sliding scale, and will
be used to pay our rent, insurance, and refreshments, . If you would
like to register, but cannot afford the cost, you may pay as much as
you can, or volunteer. We can use some help with event registration,
publicity, and more. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.ards.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE: