Its what many of you have been waiting for… The first british BarCamp is happening in September, BarCampLondon 2006 is go.
What is BarCampLondon? Think of it as a way to get the tech/geek community together in London at the end of the summer. What will happen during the event? Only one thing is certain: It's up to you to decide. The most important thing you should take away from the event? Relationships with other geeks! (You can find out more about the BarCamp movement and the rules and principles of being an attendee on the RulesOfBarCamp page. Please make sure you understand what a BarCamp is before you sign up!)
When's it happening?
Saturday morning, September 2nd to Sunday early evening, September 3rd 2006. Exact hours to be confirmed. There will also be an accompanying GeekDinner on Friday 1st September, although you will have to find your own accommodation between Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Where will it happen?
Yahoo! Europe's London office. We would like to thank Yahoo! for making this happen by offering us a venue.
Yahoo! UK Ltd
125 Shaftesbury Avenue
Yahoo! Map – Google Map – Multimap – Streetmap
The best way to get to the event is via public transport.
Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road underground stations are nearby. Covent Garden is also close by, however it gets very busy and often exit-only at weekends (thus best avoided!). Bus numbers 24, 29 and 176 stop close by (map).
You can also use the TfL Journey Planner to obtain specific travel advice from your location (use destination postcode WC2H 8AD).
Please Note: There are no car parking spaces available at the venue. If you are coming by car we would suggest either parking outside of London and traveling in by Tube or using one of the pricey NCP-type car parks nearby (P icons on map)
Who's organising this all?
- Ben Metcalfe – Citizen Agency, blog, barcamp@NOSPAMbenmetcalfe.com
- Ian Forrester – BBC WorldService, blog, barcamp@NOSPAMcubicgarden.com
- Murray Rowan – Yahoo! UK
- Paul Hammond – Yahoo! UK
How do I sign up?
We have a separate page for attendees: BarCampLondonAttendees. Please sign up there!
Sponsors and Sponsorship opptunties
BarCamps are free events, organised by volunteers. With this in mind, there are some associated costs with running such an event – and it is customary for local BarCamp organisers to find sponsorship for these costs.
BarCamps offer sponsors a unique and cost-effective way of increasing their exposure to the London geek scene. Most sponsorship packages are £350.
BarCamp attendees are usually either industry professionals or IT students.
If you think you might be able to sponsor this event, please visit the BarCampLondonSponsorship page.
We would like to thank the following companies who have already kindly agreed to sponsor BarCampLondon:
Yahoo! UK, who are providing us with a venue and connectivity