9.28.2011

Dive into Code at BarCamp Nashville 2011

BarCamp Nashville 2011The fifth annual BarCamp Nashville will be held Saturday, October 15, at Cadillac Ranch. BarCamp is a free, tech-focused "unconference" that's equal parts networking, knowledge-building and fun.

As Nashville's premier digital event, BarCamp brings together the brightest minds from the developer, new media, entrepreneurial and geek communities. This year, nearly half of the pre-scheduled sessions are related to Code, including sessions on responsive web design, Natural Language Toolkit for Python, and both Android and iOS app development. The remaining sessions are split among Content, Design and Gear, including a session about sending a high-altitude ballon into space.

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.

Got something to say? While the pre-scheduled speaking grid for BCN11 is full, you can still sign up to speak in one of the 10 Impromptu session slots on the day of the event. There will also be Discussion Tables by the main stage where you can meet up for a spontaneous conversation.

Doors will open at 8:00am and the first sessions will start at 9:00. 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 starting at 5pm. 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 BCN11 a success. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Courtenay Rogers to find out what you can do.

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 BCN11.

Twitter hashtag: #bcn11
Flickr tags: barcampnashville and bcn11

This post is part of the BarCamp Nashville Blog Tour. The previous post was How BarCamp Nashville Made Me a Better Sex Expert – and Will Make You Better Too by Gina Parris and the next post will be BarCamp Nashville & Me! by Kyle Greenwood. Check 'em out!

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