BarCamp Miami 2012 2/19/12

BarCamp Miami 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL

Join us for our 5th Anniversary!
BarCamp Miami will take place on February 19th, 2012!

What is BarCamp Miami?
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.

It’s not your traditional talking heads technology conference. Everyone is expected to participate in some way: by giving a talk, asking questions, or organizing a session.

BarCamp fosters collaboration — matching technologists with designers, with engineers, and with angel investors. BarCamp brings people together who understand what new technology means for Miami’s future.

Who should be there?

  • Anyone working on a new startup that wants to get some great feedback.
  • Anyone looking for talent. Anyone talented looking for work.
  • Anyone looking to invest in brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone looking to find partners for their brilliant new ideas.
  • Anyone who wants to practice a presentation s/he is working on.
  • Anyone who has a passion for blogging, wikis, design, coding and the web in general.
  • Everyone is welcome. Everyone is encouraged to present.
  • BarCamp is totally free and an excellent source of what is hot, new and upcoming.

Help support our startup community

Events like BarCamp are important to the community, because they bring everyone together for sharing, learning, and networking over their centers of interest. Best of all, BarCamp is free to attendees.

However, there are costs associated with running BarCamp. The venue represents a large part of the budget, and we must additionally cover insurance, equipment (tables, chairs, cords, amenities), promotional material, refreshments, and to the extent possible, t-shirts and catering.

Can you help out? Just buy a sponsor ticket!

Sponsorships are $250 maximum so that even startups can contribute on a monetary level to keeping this a free, grassroots community event. :)

In return, you get visibility in front of our tech community (which extends beyond South Florida). For example, here’s what you get for sponsoring:

  • Your logo on the super-special BarCamp Miami t-shirt (it’s a collector’s item!);
  • Your logo on printed materials which will be posted and handed out at local universities and other establishments and on BarCamp posters at the event;
  • Your logo on the event page and BarCamp Miami website;
  • Additionally, we are trying to secure an exhibit area for sponsors at the venue.
  • If you want to contribute an amount not $250, email me: alex at barcampmiami.org

Preparation

  • Register here on EventBrite to give coordinators an idea as to how many people are coming (and to get your nametag printed, instead of Sharpie’d!);
  • Follow the BarCampMiami Twitter for updates: @BarCampMiami
  • Bring a laptop or iPad – It’s great for showing off that program you mentioned in your session;
  • Come early, but not too early – Showing up at the announced starting time will be fine. Show up earlier, and you’ll get drafted for setup work (much appreciated!). 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.

The Little Haiti Cultural Center is a first-rate cultural facility that is committed to providing activities for the community that promotes imagination, creativity, and positive experiences throughout the year.

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