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BarCampTampaBay 2009


USF School of Business
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
Sep 25 2009 Sep 26 2009

BarCampTampaBay is a community building event which happens twice a year to brings together people from different technology backgrounds to share and learn from one another. There will be people who know Java, Python, Django, .NET, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP, ColdFusion, CSS, HTML, SEO, PPC and various other magical technological skills and online wizardry. There will be people who know film, music, photography, graphic design, podcasting, tweeting, social media, and other new aspects of New Media.

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BarCamp itself is defined as an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.

Origins of BarCamp

The name “BarCamp” is a playful allusion to the event’s origins, with reference to the hacker slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as a spin-off of Foo Camp, an annual invitation-only participant driven conference hosted by open source publishing luminary Tim O’Reilly.

The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19-21, 2005, in the offices of Socialtext. It was organized in less than one week, from concept to event, with 200 attendees. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Australasia and Asia. To mark the one-year anniversary of BarCamp, BarCampEarth was held in multiple locations world wide on August 25-27, 2006. The second-year anniversary of BarCamp, BarCampBlock was held in Palo Alto at the original location, but also over a three block radius on August 18-19, 2007, and was attended by over 800 people.

If you’re interested in viewing some videos from and about BarCamp, Check out YouTube

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