Help us plan the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore

After a long break, Barcamp Bangalore happened last year on November 5. We didn’t know what to expect – but over 150 campers attended Barcamp Bangalore, listening, taking part and discussing over 18 talks, not counting hallway and impromptu talks like making a 3 sided hexaflexagon. It was good to go back to the roots of Barcamp of the yore with a paper wiki to boot 🙂

2023 is here and we’re looking forward to hosting another edition of Barcamp Bangalore. A skeleton crew organized last year’s Barcamp Bangalore, and we’d like to improve upon that. We’re especially looking forward to new people joining in and helping in with the planning – as we’ve often seen, fresh blood often brings fresh new perspectives.

What are the expectations?

We understand you have limited time, so we’d like to make the expectations clear – planners and volunteers meet once a week, usually on Sundays. We organize the entire event, end to end starting from sponsorships and venue and including the websites and logistics (such as doing printouts of banners). Here’s some broad things planners and volunteers look at:

  • Finding and getting sponsorships for the event
  • Coming up with Design – including colour schemes
    • For the website, mobile app
    • Posters, stickers, Social media images, etc
  • Update and maintain the website
  • Goodies such fridge magnets, etc
  • Logistics as visiting the venue, some side photography, arranging food, etc
  • Some unconventional ideas to keep things fresh

Is there a Barcamp Bangalore Discord?

Yes, there is! Join our Discord.

I’m interested. How do I join in?

We will meet this Sunday, Jan 15th at Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T Block 11:00am onwards.

Full address below:

721/26, 18th Main, 38th Cross Rd,

T Block, 4th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041, India

Google maps link – https://goo.gl/maps/GacmgwhzaZnNjV7m6

We will be there, join us. Do ping us on our Discord to expect you, or if you have any questions

Come on in! Registrations for Barcamp Bangalore 2022 are now open

After a long gap, we’re happy to announce that Barcamp Bangalore is now open for registrations.

What is Barcamp Bangalore?

bar BarCamp Bangalore is an unconference – an ad hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an opportunity for people to come together to learn, network, and discuss ideas in person. If you’ve always wanted a platform to share, discuss and talk to your peers, then Barcamp is just the platform for you.

When and where is it happening?

Barcamp Bangalore 2022 will be held on November 5, 2022 at RV University, Bangalore.

Do I have to pay anything?

Barcamp is a free event! Just walk in on the day of the event. If you’re like to talk about something, we recommend you put a session proposal so that you see how many are interested in your talk. If you’d like to bring some friends or family with you, that’s even better.

How do I register for the event?

If you plan to talk at the event, follow the steps below:

  • Visit the BarCamp Bangalore website and click on Sign Up (or Login if you already have an existing account) to register.
  • Head over to Add a Session page and enter details about what you will talk about.
    • If you intend to present a short demo about your app, product, project, Techlash might be a better option. Select the category as “Techlash” in this case.
  • Check out the other proposed sessions and click on “I’m interested button” on the sessions that you find interesting.
    • While we as organizers don’t select talks (they are purely on a first-come, first-serve basis), it helps in assigning a slot for the talk to prevent session clashes
  • That’s it! Subscribe to notifications or keep coming back at regular times to find out recent sessions that would have been posted.

If you do not wish to be a speaker at Barcamp – that’s perfectly fine –

  • Visit the BarCamp Bangalore website and click on Sign Up (or Login if you already have an existing account) to register.
  • Head over to the Proposed Sessions page and browse the various sessions.
  • Click on the “I’m interested” button on the sessions you’re interested in.
    • While we as organizers don’t select talks (they are purely on a first-come, first-serve basis), it helps in assigning a slot for the talk to prevent session clashes
  • That’s it! Subscribe to notifications or keep coming back at regular times to find out recent sessions that would have been posted.

Is Barcamp only for tech talks? Can I talk about history, or art?

Barcamp isn’t just tech. You’re welcome to share and teach us about anything you’re passionate about. Anyone with something to contribute or the desire to learn is welcome. If you’re curious or looking for inspiration, check out our archives for topics that have been covered in the previous editions.

What time does it start? What is the event format like?

Barcamp Bangalore on-site registrations start at 8 AM. The first session of the day – the Introduction session starts at 9 am. After this, the event breaks out into 6 parallel sessions – each session in it’s own room. The sessions go till 5:30 pm and we sign off for the day with a Feedback session. The overall timetable looks like below:

  • 08:00 – 09:00 : Registrations
  • 09:00 – 09:30 : Introduction
  • 09:45 – 10:30 : Session Slot 1
  • 10:30 – 11:00 : Break 1
  • 11:00 – 11:45 : Session Slot 2
  • 11:45 – 12:30 : Session Slot 3
  • 12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:30 : Techlash
  • 14:30 – 15:15 : Session Slot 4
  • 15:15 – 15:45 : Break 2
  • 15:45 – 16:30 : Session Slot 5
  • 16:30 – 17:15 : Session Slot 6
  • 17:30 – 18:15 : Feedback and Closing

Can I participate virtually?

We’re still figuring out if we can live stream the event. Till then you can join us on our Discord and chat with us, or if you have any concerns. See you soon!

I have more questions..

We’d be happy to answer – just send us a tweet (or DM) to barcampbng, or join us on Discord and ask us.

Announcing HooChat as a Silver Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore 2022

We’re happy to announce HooChat as a Silver Sponsor for the next Barcamp Bangalore happening on Nov 5, 2022, at RV University, Mysore Road, Bangalore.

 

HooChat is a messaging app that lets you speak your mind and feelings by giving you a voice anonymously in a close group of friends. All the messages being exchanged are not stored in the server & are stored in your device itself, having your privacy as a priority. Never feel like an outsider again.

HooChat is available on both Android and iOS. Find more about HooChat on their website and connect with them in the links below:

The Barcamp Bangalore planners would like to thank HooChat for sponsoring and making Barcamp Bangalore possible.

About Barcamp

Barcamp is a free unconference. There’s no speaker list or fixed schedule until the actual event. All content comes from the attendees. Anyone can host a session, take part in discussions, demo a project, talk about code, discuss at lengths about program design.

Not into tech? No problem. BarCamp’s not just about tech. Share your life experiences. Teach us your life hacks, tell us about your great outdoor experiment. Sky’s the limit and this is the perfect place to share your passion. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. here are no registration fees or any other charges for a BarCamp. Your active participation is the fuel and driving force for BarCamp.

To learn more about why sponsors make Barcamp possible, or to be a sponsor, please read our previous post on sponsorship.

Announcing FOSS United as a Silver Sponsor for Barcamp Bangalore 2022

We’re happy to announce FOSS United as a Silver Sponsor for the next Barcamp Bangalore happenening on Nov 5, 2022 at RV University, Mysore Road, Bangalore.

FOSS United is a non-profit foundation that aims at promoting and strengthening the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) ecosystem in India. You can find more about FOSS United on their website and connect with them in the links mentioned

The Barcamp Bangalore planners would like to thank FOSS United for sponsoring and making Barcamp Bangalore possible.

About Barcamp

Barcamp is a free unconference. There’s no speaker list or fixed schedule until the actual event. All content comes from the attendees. Anyone can host a session, take part in discussions, demo a project, talk about code, discuss at lengths about program design.

Not into tech? No problem. BarCamp’s not just about tech. Share your life experiences. Teach us your life hacks, tell us about your great outdoor experiment. Sky’s the limit and this is the perfect place to share your passion. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. here are no registration fees or any other charges for a BarCamp. Your active participation is the fuel and driving force for BarCamp.

To learn more about why sponsors make Barcamp possible, or to be a sponsor, please read our previous post on sponsorship.

Call for Sponsors for Barcamp Bangalore 2022

BarCamp is a free unconference. There’s no speaker list or fixed schedule until the actual event. All content comes from the attendees. Anyone can host a session, participate in discussions, demo a project, talk about code, discuss at lengths about anything that interests them.

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a 100% free, volunteer driven event. Sponsors make this unconference possible. We rely on sponsorship for making Barcamp happen – from venue to video recording, providing snacks/lunch to goodies like stickers and t-shirts. These make Barcamp a fun experience for all our attendees. Sponsorship allows attendees to know more about innovative and leading companies in various industries who want to connect to communities, and it allows sponsors to promote their brand and get to know the interesting Barcamp community, which includes early adopters and influencers.

We are looking for sponsors for the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. If you/your company is interested in sponsoring Barcamp Bangalore’s 2022 edition, please get in touch with us. You can find more information about sponsorship tiers and details in our Sponsorship Brochure.

Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2019 stands cancelled

Due to lack of participation and interest from the community, we regret to inform that BCB Monsoon 2019 stands cancelled.

We rely heavily on BCB community to help, participate and run the event; without community support, there is no Barcamp spirit. 

If you’re eager in running Barcamp and taking it up forward, please join the planners’ group by responding to this message and attending the planners’ meetings.  You can also join our Slack or Telegram group to keep Barcamp running for future editions

Speaker and Participant Registrations for Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2019 are now open

We’re happy to announce that Barcamp Bangalore is now open for participant registrations, RSVPs and session proposal submissions. This edition of Barcamp Bangalore will be held on September 21, 2019 at Dayanand Sagar University, Kudlu Gate.

What is Barcamp?

Barcamp is a 100% volunteer-driven, not-for-profit, free, open-for-all event focused on people, ideas, and collaboration. Barcamp is where people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience can share and collaborate.

Is it free?
Yes! There is no fee for anything at all. Simply register for the event and come on in!

What is the schedule for the event?

Registration starts at 8 AM. There is a recommended kickoff session at 9 AM. The sessions tracks begin at 9:30 AM. There will be 6 parallel tracks for the entire day of the event. Each track will have 6 sessions per day (6Ă—6 = 36 sessions in all).

Sounds good! How do I register?

As a participant

  • Visit the BarCamp Bangalore website and click on Sign-Up (or Login if you already have an existing account) to register.
  • Head over to the Proposed Sessions page and browse the various sessions.
  • Press the “Click to Attend” button on the sessions you’re interested in. Find out why we ask of this
  • That’s it! Subscribe to notifications or keep coming back at regular times to find out new sessions that have been posted

As a speaker

  • Visit the BarCamp Bangalore website and click on Sign-Up (or Login if you already have an existing account) to register.
  • Head over to the Add a Session page and enter details about what you will be talking about.
    • If you intend to present a short demo about your cutting edge technology or revolutionizing product, Techlash might be a better option. Select the category as “Techlash” in this case.
  • Press the “Click to Attend” button on the sessions you’re interested in. Find out why we ask of this
  • That’s it! Subscribe to notifications or keep coming back at regular times to find out new sessions that have been posted

Do post a comment if you have any doubts or queries. Join us on our Slack or on our Telegram group and engage with us. We look forward to meeting you all at Barcamp

Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2019 is here

Campers – happy to announce the next edition of Barcamp, Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2019 will be held at Dayanand Sagar University, Kudlu Gate on September 21st, 2019!

We would like to extend our thanks to Dr Sanjay Chitnis for facilitating this and making this happen. Please save the date and add this to your calendar!

Want to help us? Join the volunteer meet

Barcamp has been a volunteer-driven initiative and we welcome anyone who wants helps us plan and volunteer for the event. Planners and volunteers meet every Sunday at 10:30 am, Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T block and we would be more than happy to have you join us to help us plan for the next Barcamp.

We’re especially looking for volunteers to help us with

  • Sponsorship
  • Content writing
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Some new things we can try out at Barcamp

If you’re interested in helping us out, please join in for the planners and volunteers meet as mentioned above

Sponsorship

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a 100% free, volunteer-driven event. Sponsors are what make this unconference possible. We rely on sponsorship for making Barcamp happen – from venue to video recording to providing snacks/lunch to goodies like t-shirts. All of these make Barcamp a fun experience of all our attendees. Sponsorship allows attendees to know more about the interesting players in various industries who want to connect to communities and it allows sponsors to promote their brand and get to know the interesting Barcamp community which includes many early adopters and influencers.

We are looking for sponsors for the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. If you/your company is interested in sponsoring Barcamp,  please get in touch with us. You can find more information about sponsorship tiers and details in our Sponsorship Brochure.

Reaching Us

If you’re interested in reaching out for any reason, feel free to contact us. We’re available on Email, Slack, Meetup, Twitter, Facebook, Telegram – reach us anywhere and we’ll get back to you!

Calling For Volunteers For the Monsoon 2019 Edition of Barcamp Bangalore

July’s here and with the monsoons comes the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. Yes, it’s that time when we start planning for next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. Continuing our naming trend this will be “Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2019”.

The first planners’ meet will be held this Sunday, June 30th 11:00am and we will be meeting every Sunday thereafter. We welcome anyone who wants to be part of the planning is welcome to join the team, the more, the merrier.

To give you an idea about what it takes to plan a Barcamp, here’s some things we planners look into:

  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Website and Mobile App refresh
  • Sponsorship
  • Goodies
  • Logistics
  • Some unconventional ideas to keep things fresh

Enough talk, where do I come?

We meet at Cafe Coffee Day, Jayanagar 4th T Block 11:00am onwards.

Interested in helping out virtually? Not a problem, Join our Telegram Group or our Slack team
See you there!

Call for Sponsors for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2019

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a 100% free, volunteer driven event. Sponsors are what make this unconference possible. We rely on sponsorship for making Barcamp happen – from venue to providing snacks/lunch to goodies. All of these make Barcamp a fun experience of all our attendees. Sponsorship allows attendees to know more about the interesting players in various industries who want to connect to communities and it allows sponsors to promote their brand and get to know the interesting Barcamp community which includes many early adopters and influencers.

We are looking for sponsors for the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore. If you/your company is interested in sponsoring Barcamp,  please get in touch with us. You can find more information about sponsorship tiers and details in our Sponsorship Brochure.