The idea of a Girl Geek in residence has cause a little stir, but we have very good reasons for the whole idea. Samantha Bail writes…
In order to make Barcamp MediaCity UK accessible and welcoming for women and first-time barcampers, a team from Manchester Girl Geeks will be on site all weekend to answer any questions you might have before, during, or after the event.
Whether you are wondering about giving a talk at the conference, need more information about sleeping arrangements, want to know how to get home safely, or just have general questions or issues, the ‘Girl Geeks in residence’ will be there to help…
And its very well timed after the Blog post from Tim Oreilly following an incident which happened at one of his events this year.
BarCamp is for everyone no matter what gender, sexuality, race, religion or anything else. And we’d all love to see more women attending and actively participating in BarCamps. Anything we can do to help with this, we will do.
The rumors are true, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to host its very first BarCamp at its new home in the North of England, MediaCityUK.
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.
BarCampMediaCityUK is a special event and will take place the weekend of 17th and 18th September 2011.
For this special event, we have pulled together some of the best BarCamp organisers in the country and given them a fantastic venue which is so new that not everyone has even moved in yet.
BarCampMediaCityUK will be a full overnight BarCamp with plenty of thought put towards making everyone comfortable who would like to take advantage of the overnight.
Details of the BarCamp are still being finalised but there’s a good amount of information on the pages of this site. More is being added all the time, so do check back in the near future
Tickets will be announced soon enough but feel free to add yourself to the Lanyrd or the BarCamp Wikipage and of course feel free to tell everyone via your social circles.