BarCamp Portland is an unconference--a conference without set topics, until attendees create them. Every year we gather geeks of all stripes - hackers, artists, makers, bikers, farmers, and more: participants in local geek communities. The conference is entirely composed of attendee-generated sessions--bring your passion and share it with the rest of the community!
Bring a demo or an idea and you will find people to talk about it with, but think of it less as a presentation and more as a conversation. Rest assured that you will exchange a lot of knowledge about your topic and many others with a lot of interesting people and come away thinking big thoughts.
Friday evening we meet and socialize and "prime the pump" for the next day's sessions. Saturday we gather in the morning, schedule a bunch of sessions for the rest of the day, and then start talking.There's a lunch break, and sessions scheduled all the way into the evening so you can get your geek on until you're full up with inspiration.
Join us on May 20th and 21st at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland!
This video does a great job of explaining the idea behind BarCamps and how they work: