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A BarCamp is a participatory “un-conference” event, where the attendees are in charge of what happens. We provide all the basic needs, and hope that people interested in teaching and learning in an open environment come together to share their knowledge and experience. What will the sessions be about at BarCampMilwaukee5? Whatever people are interested in. In past years, we’ve learned about robots, Drupal, Elevator Hacking, Ruby on Rails, video editing, technology solutions for non-profits, gone on PhotoWalks, discussed Microformats, talked about gadgets, played Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, werewolf, seen immersive 3D environments, talked about software development, open source, closed source, web development, geeks and sex… and plenty of other things. (Whew!)
Why is it (sometimes) called an “un-conference”? Because you aren’t coming to see one person speak, or a “panel of experts” on stage. You’re coming to meet and connect with people just like you. We are all experts at our own experiences, and BarCamp is about sharing those experiences with others. If you know something, you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up and say it. If you aren’t sure about something, ask some questions. We like to say that your participation is your entrance fee. BarCampMilwaukee4 will be free (thanks to our sponsors) but you can’t just sit there and absorb… you have to get involved, and take part in the event.
BarcampMilwaukee5 on Prezi