10.12.2010

Geeks Meet Up at BarCamp Nashville 2010

BarCamp Nashville 2010Fellow geeks are getting excited. The fourth annual BarCamp Nashville will be this Saturday, October 16, at Cadillac Ranch.

BarCamp is a free, new-media focused "unconference" that's equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun. BarCamp is Nashville's premier digital event, bringing together the brightest minds from the new media, tech, entrepreneurial and geek communities.

This is the kind of event where everyone is expected to participate — speak, volunteer, ask questions, network. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards as BarCamp Nashville is a great place to get connected. Register for free. Then build your schedule by signing up for sessions on the website. Also check out BCN Social, a new webapp created by BCN10 speaker Chris Ennis where you can share schedules with your friends on Twitter and get a nice mobile view of your schedule.

Got something to say? While the pre-scheduled speaking grid for BCN10 is full, you can still sign up to speak in one of the two Impromptu Rooms on the day of the event. Just sign up outside one of the rooms when you arrive. There will also be tables by the main stage where you can meet up for a spontaneous discussion.

Doors will open at 7:30am and the first sessions will start at 8:30. Get there early to avoid check-in lines and enjoy some free coffee and muffins while you check out your new bag of swag. Be sure to plan on attending the After Party upstairs at Karma Lounge starting at 5 p.m., featuring free beer from Yazoo. It's a great chance to get to know all those new people you will have met during the day.

Want to get more involved? It's not too late to volunteer to help make BCN10 a success. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sam Bradley to find out what you can do.

You can also give back for all the good stuff you'll be getting at BCN10 by bringing some canned food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Just drop your contributions in the container at the front entrance.

For the most up-to-date news about BarCamp Nashville, follow @barcampnash on Twitter.

After registering on the website, be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event to let all your friends know you'll be at BCN10.

Twitter hashtag: #bcn10
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