What Goes on in rebarcamp?

August 16, 2010 by  
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The grid at REBarCamp Seattle
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Generally, rebarcamps follow a fairly predictable pattern… but that is the ONLY thing that is predictable about them.  But here is a preliminary schedule…  This is VERY subject to change as the event draws near, and we will certainly have a final schedule available at the event.

8:45-9:30 – Registration Check-In/Social – As everyone arrives, there is a chance to catch up with folks while getting ready for everything to get cranking…

9:30-10:00 – Opening Remarks and Call for Sessions – Unlike any other conference, attendees make up the break-out sessions.  Whether there is a question they want answered or a topic they want to talk with others about, this is pitch time…

10:00-10:20 – Tabulation/Scheduling/Social – The organizers will work feverishly to put together a schedule from the topics just presented.  We will then post the schedule and kick it off…

10:30-11:20 – Break-out #1 – All of the break-out rooms will have their first session of the day.

11:30-12:20 – Break-out #2 – All of the break-out rooms will have their second session of the day.

Rich Jacobson does lunch at REBarCamp Seattle
Image by brad.coy via Flickr

12:20 – 1:10 – Lunch – Brain needs food and rest…  We can give you time for food…

1:10 – 2:00 – Break-out #3 – All of the break-out rooms will have their third session of the day.

2:10 – 3:00 – Break-out #4 – All of the break-out rooms will have their fourth session of the day.

3:10 – 4:00 – Break-out #5 – All of the break-out rooms will have their fifth session of the day.

4:00-5:00 – Wrap-up – Back in the main room we will wrap everything up.  There might be some give-aways, as well as announcements…

Of course, everything is fluid.  Some rebarcamps get 6 sessions in, others only have three.  Lunch has to be variable, depending on whether we have to go off-site, or a sponsor steps in to provide lunch.

We ALL will be there to learn, network and have fun…  Knowing in advance that there isn’t the ‘rigidity’ that there normally is with a conference, and planning accordingly always helps.  Remember that all of the folks helping with the event are volunteers, and they are there for the same reasons you are… learning, networking and having fun.

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