Posted by Dan
Greetings, fellow campers!
BarCamp San Diego 8 is quickly approaching! Here are the deets
Date January 15th and 16th, 2011
Location Same as Last Time: Intuits Santa Fe campus – 7545 Torrey Santa Fe Road, San Diego Ca 92129
Cost $10 (let us explain…)
So last seasons BarCamp went off wonderfully! Only problems were that 357 people signed up and less than 200 actually showed – then about half of our food mysteriously disappeared. Two logistical quirks that we think we’ve been able to nail down with a slight tweak to the format of BarCamp.
This time the event costs $10 – but thats a soft cost – If you only want to come for a couple hours on Sunday or something, thats fine – you can come for free. Here’s the tug:
We wanted to give people who are completely committed to the event the first run at T-shirts, food and all the goodies and gimmies that come with the event. We wanted to avoid the possibility that people who contribute so much to the event won’t get dinner, or won’t get a shirt. This year there will be badges. The badges cost $10 and earn you ‘first run’ at the food and the t-shirts. Once all badged attendees get a first serving of food, unbadged attendees may partake. Registration is absolutely mandatory even for unbadged folks – we have to keep track of who came to the event so that we can adjust the scale of the event up/down based on the figures. The more track we keep, the better the event gets!
We’ll have our own registration area this time as well so that we can keep track of how many people show up and who got badges. The badges will have a detachable star in the center allowing attendees to turn it in for Saturdays dinner (or thats the idea anyway, we’re still figuring that out)
People who sign up early can even get their names/handles on the badges as well, making them a unique take-away
How awesome is that?!
Feedback is totally welcome – for a short period we had a discussion about format on our mailing list!
We’re also still on the hunt for more sponsors – so if you have any questions about sponsorship or are curious what it entails or what its benefits are, please by all means inquire within!