[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Save the date! BarCamp Portland Tech Unconference, May 11-12

Audrey Eschright spinnerin at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 09:19:21 PDT 2007

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From: Raven Zachary <raven.zachary at the451group.com>
Date: Mar 17, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject: Save the date! BarCamp Portland Tech Unconference, May 11-12
To: Audrey Eschright <spinnerin at gmail.com>

I am pleased to announce that BarCamp is coming to Portland on May
11-12! We will also be kicking off the regular DemoCamp event series
during BarCamp to highlight tech startup activity in the Portland

Tech + Geek + Culture. The event for the Portland tech community,
produced BY the Portland tech community.

What is BarCamp? It 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 participants.

BarCamp is a FREE event and the content is determined by the
attendees. The event will be hosted at CubeSpace, which has a number
of conference rooms for breakout sessions, a large main meeting area,
wireless access, easy access to public transportation, bike storage,
and ample parking. Thanks to Eva and David at CubeSpace for signing up
as space sponsors for the event (and to Ray at AboutUs for sponsoring
the additional space costs).

We need your help to make BarCamp Portland a fantastic event for the
tech community in Portland. Here's what you can do...

1) Forward this email on to people in the Portland area that may have
an interest in attending. As we have done little marketing of the
event (so far), assume that your local tech social network doesn't
know about it yet.

2) If you have not already added yourself to the BarCamp Portland wiki
page as an attendee, please do so. This will help us get a more
accurate attendance count and plan accordingly (you want food,


3) Add a session idea for the event. This could be a talk, a demo, a
roundtable discussions - whatever! Please add it to the Proposed
Sessions section on the wiki page:


4) Attend the BarCamp Portland Meetup this Thursday (03/22) evening
5:30-8pm at Jive Software downtown. Free beer on tap (thanks, Jive!),
the opportunity to network with the tech community in Portland, and
help plan for BarCamp Portland. More details:


5) Help identify sponsors. CubeSpace and AboutUs are already onboard
as sponsors for the space and related costs (and Jive Software has
been our ongoing meetup and planning sponsor). We are looking for
sponsors to cover food, drinks, and t-shirts.

I hope to see you this Thursday evening at Jive Software for our
monthly tech meetup and BarCamp Portland planning meeting!

PS: If this isn't your type of thing and you want off my BarCamp
Portland mailing list, please reply to this email. I will only do a
few mailings before the event in May (and this list will never be used
for commercial purposes).

Raven Zachary
Research Director, Open Source
The 451 Group

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