What is Barcamp Bangalore?
It’s a unconference. Its an event for you to discover new ideas and connect with people who are part of the technology ecosystem in Bangalore.
How is the event structured?
The event revolves around a collection of Topics. A presenter creates an topic page on the website to share relevant content. Participants can discuss the topic on this page prior to the event. On the day of the event, the first 36 speakers, on a first-come-first-serve basis get to confirm their talk. During the event, a one hour Session will be devoted to discussing this topic.
Any pointers on etiquette for the event?
During the event, you will be representing yourself, not your company – you are there to share and not to sell. Further, in all discussions, we strongly urge you to be polite and brief when you speak – please do not add noise to the signal.
What is the schedule for the event?
The event will be held over 1 days (2nd March). Registration will start at 8am. There will be a kickoff session at 9am. Its important that you attend this session. The sessions begin at 9:30am. There will be 6 tracks for the entire day of the event. Each track will have 6 sessions per day (6×6 = 36 sessions in all).
What is the format for a session?
A session will be 60 minutes long with 10 min for presentation, 40min for discussion and 10 min to disperse and assemble for the next session. Our scheduling algorithm will dynamically schedule the topics for sessions, with the aim of reducing session overlaps
How do I register to attend the event ?
At Barcamp Bangalore, you either present a session or you participate in one. First of all you need to register on web site. If you have already registered for previous BCB then you can directly login else create a new account.
Now, either be speaker by registering your session or be participate by clicking on “I’m Attending” for at least one session of your interest.
Registrations at the venue will start at 8am. Please be at the venue as early as possible since the venue may able to accommodate limited number of participants.
I want to register a new session. How do I go about it ?
Congratulations! Submit your session to “Add a Session” page. Make sure that you explain your topic well so that other participants understand what they can expect from your session. Also mention any prerequisites in the topic like prior experience in the topic.
What are the tags I need to be used for event content?
Please use bcb13 tag, for all media on other sites like flickr, youtube, instagram, slideshare. When you publish photos/tweets/blogpost about one particular session, please tag it with BCB13-SXXX. We will attach the media here in the session’s page automatically
What is “I am attending” ?
If you are interested in any session, please mark it by clicking on the “I am attending button”. It helps the session speaker to know, that many people are interested in it. The I’m Attending button also helps understand the popularity of a session and we use this, along with few other factors to ensure that session overlaps are minimal when we run our scheduling algorithms to assign timeslots to the sessions.
How can I track the sessions that have been registered (incl comments) ?
You can subscribe to the RSS feed of the site to get a feed of all the sessions as they are registered. You can also subscribe to a individual topic to track the comments for that topic.