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BarCamp Little Rock

July 28th, 2014 by Timothy

How willing are you to attend a conference where no one knows who the speakers will be nor what topics will be discussed? Welcome to BarCamp, an “unconference” and a popular meeting format among the nation’s creative and achiever class.

The last Saturday in July found 52 folks holding a BarCamp at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

At noon, attendees grabbed a box lunch, signed up for book and device raffles, and listed topics they wished to speak on. After deciding on 30-minute sessions versus 45-minutes and cajouling a few more speakers from the crowd, the unconference began. Talks on mentoring, amateur radio, massive open online courses (MOOCs), social media, and how to outsource using ODesk and eLance followed.

If BarCamp sounds like your cup of tea, follow #ARIdea on Twitter. For more details on the recent Little Rock BarCamp, search for #BarCampLR on Twitter.