BarCamp DC 3
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW Washington DC 20001
(between Gallery Place / Chinatown and Metro Center stations)
BarCamp DC is an ad-hoc unconference and is part of the larger BarCamp movement. Topics are suggested for discussions, but there is no set agenda until everyone gathers. Attendees are required to participate to some degree: either by leading a discussion, showing a demo, or by creating another type of collaborative session. The event can feature discussions, demos, presentations and interaction from participants. Most of the regular attendees of BarCamp are developers/designers/geeks/ and social media minds from the greater DC area. Expected attendance is about 250. The only stipulations from the organizers are:
- Powerpoint is BANNED. That means NO SLIDES. This variable is meant to encourage active conversation rather than passive presentations.
- Sessions must focus on something you're passionate about.
- We've created a Twitter Swear Jar - each time you reference Twitter in a session you will have to contribute $1 as a common donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. Feel free to abuse this rule - one dollar can serve 5 meals!
LoCo members are encouraged to attend (wearing Ubuntu shirts) and many to present topics related to Ubuntu. It'd be awesome if people came prepared to present on a general introduction to Ubuntu and free software, Edubuntu, GIMP and Inkscape, etc. There's countless Ubuntu-promoting subjects you can present on, and first time attendees are expected to present at Barcamps anyway ;-)
There's going to be many librarians from the DC Public Library attending so this is a great opportunity to network and help get Ubuntu available at all district libraries.