The early BarCamps had the spirit of self-documentation but recently the documentation for BarCamps have become less and less.
We’re encouraging everyone to document BarCamp using what ever means they have and using the tag bcmcuk and hashtag #bcmcuk.
Following on from the excellent collaborative effort from BarCampLondon8 on Layrd, we’re hoping to create the same for BarCampMediaCityUK.
So get your batteries charged up and do bring cameras, tablets, laptops, etc… There will be a lot to get documented plus it’s all open and public…
See you in less than a month…
As previously mentioned BarCampMediaCityUK tickets will be going out in waves or batches to ensure the widest reach and a more diverse turn out.
The good news is that we’re able to tell you, the next lot of tickets will be this Saturday (27th Aug). Don’t forget to share this and good luck getting a ticket…
There are many ways to get to MediaCityUK but one of the best and simplest ways is to jump on the tram heading to MediaCityUK. The tram goes right into the heart of MediaCityUK, the Piazza.
The Manchester Metrolink system is pretty simple, just jump on a tram going to MediaCityUK (or Eccles and get off at Harbour City or Broadway and walk 5mins towards MediaCityUK) if you’re coming from the centre of Manchester. If you’re coming from elsewhere you may need to change at Cornbrook or Piccadilly Gardens. Remember to buy a ticket beforehand though! Machines at most station take cash or card.
There’s a whole bunch of alternative travel directions here.
We’re on the unofficial MediaCityblog today
Here’s a slice of the interview…
Next month will see Media City host it’s first ‘Bar Camp’ – an informal conference with discussions, demos and activities all organised by the attendees.
BarCampMediaCityUK will take place at BBC North on the 17th and 18th September, and is the brainchild of Ian Forrester, Senior Producer at BBC R&D.
We caught up with Ian to find out exactly what a Bar Camp is, and what people can expect from BarCampMediaCityUK….
Q. In a nutshell, what is a ‘Bar Camp’?
A: BarCamp is an international set of user-created conferences (or also known as unconferences). They are open, participatory events and the content of is provided by the people who make the event. Everyone helps shape the event and make it a special event.
Q. What kind of activities and sessions do you expect will be taking place at BarCampMediaCityUK?
A: The nature of BarCamp is that anything can be discussed. People can give a presentation, lead an open talk, give a workshop or tutorial, almost anything goes within the allocated session time.
In the past there has been talks about how to mix the perfect cocktail, how to ride a segway, what is openness, how to inspire your employees to more practical things like a debate different modern programming languages, making use of twitter for marketing, working from home more effectively, etc, etc.
You can read more at the unofficial mediacityblog…