• An informal unconference, people gather to listen to
ad-hoc talks by speakers.
• Even the organizing of the conference is not set in
stone. Anybody can start a BarCamp. Wiki:
• About 8-10 speakers per track, thirty to forty minutes
per speaker, and lots of active discussion in between
• BarCamp is a play on FooCamp (Friends Of O’Reilly)
an annual conference held by Tim O’Reilly.
• First BarCamp held in Palo Alto, California,
organized in less than a week with 200 attendees.
• BarCamps have been held in over 31 cities.
• After the U.S., India has had the most number of
BarCamps (Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai,
• The biggest rule of BarCamp is No Spectators, Only
Participants. Everybody at a Barcamp contributes in
some way. There’s an active, dynamic audience.
• The largest gathering of geeks and tech enthusiasts is
ensured. BarCamps appeal to the cutting-edge
crowd. By sponsoring, you become a cool company.
• People presenting often talk about interesting stuff
they’ve discovered at work and outside. It’s a great
way to discover what’s the in thing in IT right now.
• What we’re looking for:
• Space - A good venue to conduct the camp.
• WiFi - Good wireless internet is essential.
• Money - For assorted expenses.
• Participation - This is a must ;-)