Archive for April, 2009

We have a new logo

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Thanks to the skills of Dave Coxon we have a new logo.
barcampne2

You can download this as an EPS, GIF, JPG, PNG, or SVG file.

Spread the word

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Half the places are now gone, and people continue to signup, but we can not continue to rely on this just happening on it’s own. BarCamp is made by the people attending so we need to spread the word. The first rule about BarCamp is that “You do talk about BarCamp”, and the second is that “You do blog about BarCamp”. If you know someone who would be interested in attending then let them know. Post on Twitter that you are attending. Write a blog post about BarCamp.

Are you coming from London?

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

neecIf you are coming to BarCampNorthEast2 via London Keving Price is organising a group discount from National Express. If you would like to save some money on the train then let him know, or contact us so we can pass your details across.

Update: The train is now a bus, and there is an Upcoming page set up for it.

Super Mondays

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Super MondaysWe will be giving a brief introduction to BarCampNorthEast2 at Super Mondays on the 27th April. If you want to know more about BarCamps, have a question to ask in person, or just want to chat to people who have attended before, this is the place to be.

Super Mondays is a monthly event that is free to attend and has the ethos of BarCamp. month Sarat Pediredla will be giving an in site into software product development, Roxy Bramley will be giving an introduction to the Digital Dockyard, and Rob Mathieson will give a brief presentation on how Tipstar managed to raise £150,000.

First round tickets

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

We will be releasing the first round of tickets on Friday 23rd at 10am on our Eventbrite page.

We have a venue

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

We will be based in the conference rooms at the Centurion. Further information is available on our venue page.

A BarCamp is an apologetically different kind of conference and finding a venue can be hard work. After recent set backs we were scratching our heads when we were put in contact with a friend of a friend who understood exactly what we were looking for and has that can do attitude. We would like to thanks all those involved in making this happen.

We still need to work out final details and there may be a venue licencing issue that will need to be overcome before we can be in the building over night, but paperwork issues like this can be fixed with a can do attitude, plus we are still looking at other options. We can not guarantee an overnight at this time, but we fully intend to make this happen if we can.

We also have another overnight venue for a future BarCamp that was not available for the dates required so the future is looking good for BarCamps in the North East.

Hello world!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Welcome to the brand new BarCampNorthEast web site. We have lost of news, and lots of things to sort out, but we aim to update you soon using this web site.