Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2015 will now be on November 1st

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, Barcamp Bangalore is now scheduled for November 1, 2015 instead of the previously communicated date of October 31, 2015. 

We tried out our best to have the event date not moved, but certain things were beyond us and we have had no choice but to have the date postponed. The venue remains the same – you will be BarCamping with us on a Sunday!
Please make sure you update your calendar. Spread the word through social media channels like Twitter or Facebook or any other channels you know to let others know as well.

Come one, come all – participant and walk-in registrations for Barcamp Bangalore are now open

After much waiting and a little bit of delay, 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 November 1, 2015 and we’re grateful to CMR Institute of Technology to host us again.

RSVP/Session proposal submission is a simple process:

Registration & RSVP for participants

  • Login using your Barcamp Bangalore account(Click on Register if you don’t) or using your Google/Facebook accounts
  • Head over to Sessions page and click on “I’m attending” button to confirm your RSVP for the event. To ensure that there’s minimal session overlap, do visit the sessions page daily and click on “I’m attending” on the session proposals which interest you.
    • Optionally, you may chose to share your location when clicking on “I’m attending” button. We will use this location info to showcase an awesome chart of where people converge at the venue from. If you opted to share you location later or if you wish to update your location, just head over to your profile page by clicking on “My Sessions” link on the top right and then click on “Update location” button
  • You’ve successfully RSVP’d for the event!

For session presenters

  • Login using your Barcamp Bangalore account(Click on Register if you don’t) or using your Google/Facebook accounts
  • Click on the “Add a session” link on the header and enter details about what you will be talking about.
    • Note that if you intend to have a short tech demo, Techlash might be a better platform. Select the category as “Techlash” in this case
  • We encourage our presenters to head over to the Sessions page and click on “I’m attending” button to mark the sessions that they are interested in to minimize session overlap.

Note that actual sessions to be presented will be decided on the day of the event using our electronic scheduler on a first come first serve basis – please read this post for more info on session scheduling.

Do post a comment if you have any doubts or queries.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2015

Barcamp Bangalore is India’s premier unconference. Barcamp focuses on being a free, community powered event and providing a platform for a people from diverse backgrounds to share, showcase, discuss and collaborate on many different aspects.  Barcamp has been a springboard for many startups, professionals and business alike. If you’d like to give back to Barcamp, or spread the word about your organization, we offer various sponsorship opportunities and tiers.

Sponsors cover our operational costs – which include things like

  • Venue
  • Food
  • Infrastructure within venue
    • Projectors – so we can put up the schedules, tweets and for presenters
    • Video recording – so the sessions can be uploaded onto our YouTube channe
    • Promotional material like banners/standees
    • Server infrastructure costs
  • Goodies to give away to participants.

A detailed sponsorship document is available for download here. Please email us at contact@barcampbangalore.com if you are interested in sponsoring or want to connect someone who might be interested in sponsoring.

Announcing Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2015

 

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We’re happy to announce that the next edition of Barcamp Bangalore, Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2015, will be hosted by CMR Institute of Technology(CMRIT), ITPL Main Road, Whitefield on the 1st of November, 2015.

Help us out!

Barcamp is an unconference of the people, by the people, for the people! If you’re interested in helping us out, do feel free to join if you want to help in planning/volunteering for Barcamp.

We meet every Sunday at..

Café Coffee Day
721/26, Eyedentity, 18th Main, 38th cross,
4th T Block, Jaya Nagar,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041
India

If you know of any companies/individuals/startups looking at wanting to give tech demos of their products, Barcamp Bangalore’s Techlash is the ideal place. Spread the word about Barcamp and Techlash so they can join in and give a demo then.

We’re also looking out for sponsorship for BCB. Email us at contact@barcampbangalore.com to if you are interested in sponsoring or want to connect someone who might be interested in sponsoring.

Engage with the Barcamp community

We have a diverse community, ranging from people active on our mailing list, active followers on Twitter, and Facebook. We also have an active Slack channel – if you haven’t yet joined, request an invite here and join in on the conversation.

Any questions/comments – leave a comment below or any of the communities mentioned above. We’re always around

Time to plan the next Barcamp Bangalore. Be a part of the largest unconference in India

Hi folks

Have something to say or improve about BCB, read on 🙂

Its time we start planning the next BCB. This will be the 18th Barcamp in Bangalore and continuing our naming trend this will be “Barcamp Bangalore Monsoon 2015”.

As is the spirit of Barcamp, everything including the planning is done by the campers together and everyone is welcome. We will be having the first planning meeting on 9th Aug 2015 (Sunday) and anyone who wants to be part of the planning is welcome to join the team.

To give you an idea about what it takes to plan a Barcamp, Here are the areas in which we need volunteers

  • Venue search (based on response from CMRIT last time we are hopeful they will host us again)
  • Sponsorship
  • Goodies (if we have enough sponsorship for goodies)
  • Logistics
  • Design (Posters, Stickers, Social media images, etc)
  • Website and Android App refresh
  • Any new ideas are welcome too .. we keep evolving Barcamp as new members suggest new things

We start quite early (2-3 months buffer) so that we can do it with couple of hours involvement per week, as we all have day jobs so its not too hectic.

Here are the meeting details :

Location : CCD, Jayanagar 4th T Block (Map : https://goo.gl/3Erptt )
Date : 9th Aug 2015 (Sunday)
Time : 11 AM
Duration : about 2 hours

Feel free to contact us back if you have any queries 🙂

Cheers
An ol’ Camper

Barcamp Bangalore Android App Updated for Spring 2015 Edition, Available on Play Store

The companion Android app for Barcamp Bangalore has been updated for Spring 2015 edition and is now available.

BCB Android App – sessions
BCB Sessions list

With the Android app, you can

  • View Barcamp sessions schedule as and when they are put up/updated
  • Sync the sessions you marked as attending on the website to the app, if you login to the app
  • Setup reminders for the talks which you want to attend. Each session page will have details such as the time, room in which it will be held.
  • View all tweets related to Barcamp Bangalore
  • Receive push notifications for any updates from the planning team
  • Shows the venue location for Barcamp Bangalore
  • Shows the Internal Venue Map for Barcamp Bangalore so that you know where you have to go to
  • Allows for easy sharing about the session you’re attending.

Check the app on the Play Store here. Don’t forgot to leave your rating and feedback for the app!

Details about facilities & Infrastructure available at CMRIT for Spring 2015 event

Saifi, one of Barcamp regulars had a few questions about infrastructure available at CMRIT, our venue for the upcoming Spring 2015 event and we thought it’d be a good idea to cross post these questions on the blog as well.

What is the total number of halls/rooms where the sessions will be held ?

We will have 6 rooms for the regular sessions. An auditorium will be used for Intro, Techlash and feedback sessions. There’ll be open spaces for impromptu sessions so that anyone can gather a few people and start talking.
Do the speakers need to come in early for the selection process ?
While there is no session selection process, we have only 36 slots for sessions(excluding Techlash/impromptu sessions) and the speakers get to talk on a first-come, first-serve basis upon arrival at the venue. Refer to our previous post on how we schedule sessions.
Does each of the hall/room have a LCD projector ?

Yes, we are arranging for projectors in each room

Is it safe to assume that Whiteboard will be available ?
We will have couple of whiteboards available near the entrance(for some idea post-its etc), but not in each room. The rooms however are classrooms, and each will have blackboard with chalk/duster.
Is internet access available in the halls/rooms where the sessions would be held?
Yes, we are arranging for WiFi access in the area Barcamp sessions will be ongoing

Hope that answers some your questions as well. Feel free to drop a comment if you have any other questions. If you want to chat with us, join our Slack group.

Accepting participant registrations and session proposal submissions for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2015

We’re now accepting participant registrations, RSVPs and session proposal submissions for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2015 to be held on April 18th, 2015. RSVP/Session proposal submission is a simple process:

Registration & RSVP for participants

  • Login using your Barcamp Bangalore account(Click on Register if you don’t) or using your Google/Facebook accounts
  • Head over to Sessions page and click on “I’m attending” button to confirm your RSVP for the event. To ensure that there’s minimal session overlap, do visit the sessions page daily and click on “I’m attending” on the session proposals which interest you.
    • Optionally, you may chose to share your location when clicking on “I’m attending” button. We will use this location info to showcase an awesome chart of where people converge at the venue from. If you opted to share you location later or if you wish to update your location, just head over to your profile page by clicking on “My Sessions” link on the top right and then click on “Update location” button
  • You’ve successfully RSVP’d for the event!

For session presenters

  • Login using your Barcamp Bangalore account(Click on Register if you don’t) or using your Google/Facebook accounts
  • Click on the “Add a session” link on the header and enter details about what you will be talking about.
    • Note that if you intend to have a short tech demo, Techlash might be a better platform. Select the category as “Techlash” in this case
  • We encourage our presenters to head over to the Sessions page and click on “I’m attending” button to mark the sessions that they are interested in to minimize session overlap.

Note that actual sessions to be presented will be decided on the day of the event using our electronic scheduler on a first come first serve basis – please read this post for more info on session scheduling.

Do post a comment if you have any doubts or queries.

Call for Sponsors for Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2015

With the planning for the next Barcamp, to be held on April 18th, 2015 going on full swing, let’s focus on sponsorship.

Barcamp Bangalore has always been a free, community powered event and this time is no exception either. So what does Barcamp need sponsors for?

Sponsors cover our operational costs – which include things like

  • Venue  – what’s an event without a place for people to come together to?
  • Food – all those talks make people hungry
  • Infrastructure within venue
    • Projectors – so we can put up the schedules, tweets and for presenters
    • Video recording – so the sessions can be captured
    • Promotional material like banners/standees
    • Server infrastructure costs

This is a sample of the costs incurred. The detailed sponsorship document is available for download here. Please email us at contact <at> barcampbangalore <dot> org if you are interested in sponsoring or want to connect someone who might be interested in sponsoring.

CMR Institute of Technology to host the 17th Edition of Barcamp Bangalore

We’re happy to announce that the 17th edition of Barcamp Bangalore, Barcamp Bangalore Spring 2015, will be hosted by CMR Institute of Technology(CMRIT), ITPL Main Road, Whitefield on the 18th of April, 2015.

Please feel free to join if you want to help in planning/volunteering for Barcamp.

We meet every Sunday at ..

Café Coffee Day
721/26, Eyedentity, 18th Main, 38th cross,
4th T Block, Jaya Nagar,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041
India

We’re also looking out for sponsorship for BCB, please email us at contact <at> barcampbangalore <dot> org to if you are interested in sponsoring or want to connect someone who might be interested in sponsoring.

As always, we will post further updates to the mailing list, on twitter, facebook, Google+ and this blog.

Feel free to contact us at any of the above channels or email us.