Help Us Plan for BarCamp4

We’ve set a date for BarCamp Portland 4: October 23.  We’ll be announcing the location soon.

I know that sounds like a long way off, because it sounds like Fall, and depending on what time of day you’re reading this, it might actually seem like Summer right now. Actually, it’s time to plan BarCamp!

We’ll be holding a planning meeting on Monday, August 2, at 6:30 PM, at the Lucky Lab Overlook Tap Room in North Portland. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

If you’re interested in volunteering, either by joining the planning team or as an on-site volunteer during BarCamp, please sign up and tell us what you might like to do  so that we can get in touch:

And if you can, please join us Monday!

BarCampPortland 4 Is Coming May 22!

[UPDATE:BarCampPortland 4 is being rescheduled.]

The fourth annual BarCampPortland will be May 22, at the University of Portland campus. We are trying something new this year — we will be sharing the venue with Portland Code Camp, another great tech event that many of the developers among us enjoy. Both events are (and always have been) free.

Want to get involved?

  • Volunteer: If you’d like to get involved with planning and preparations, please contact Amy Farrell (amykfarrell on gmail).
  • Sponsor BarCamp: These events can’t be successful without our sponsors. Contact Dawn Foster (geekygirldawn on gmail) if you’re interested in sponsoring BarCamp.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @BarCampPortland
  • Tell your friends!

The next combined BarCamp/Code Camp planning meeting will be Monday, February 22, at 6:30 pm. If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch!

Donate, Volunteer or Sponsor to Help Make BarCampPortland a Success

BarCampPortland is right around the corner on May 1 & 2, and we need your help to make it successful!

  • Donate! We’re a little short on money to feed people at Barcamp. By donating a few bucks, you can help us buy some food for the event.
  • Sponsor! These events can’t be successful without our sponsors. Contact Todd Kenefsky (kenefsky on gmail) if you would like to sponsor a portion of the event.
  • Volunteer to help. BarCampPortland is an event run entirely by volunteers. Contact klint at renegadefuturist.com if you can spare a few hours on Friday or Saturday to help.
  • RSVP. Don’t forget to RSVP for the event on Upcoming.
  • Follow us on Twitter: Up to the minute breaking updates about the event as @BarCampPortland

You can learn more about the event by visiting the BarCampPortland wiki.

BarCampPortland Coming May 1 & 2 – Want to help?

logobarcampportlandOur 3rd BarCampPortland event is coming on May 1 and 2! We know that May is still really far away, but we wanted to get you thinking about BarCampPortland now.  As always, we can use some help with the event, so we are having a volunteer meeting next week! We love to have you join us to learn more about how you can help.

BarCampPortland Volunteer Meeting
Monday February 23, 2009 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
CubeSpace 622 SE Grand Ave
RSVP on Upcoming if you plan to attend

Volunteering isn’t the only way to help us out:

  • RSVP for the actual event on May 1 and 2 on Upcoming.
  • Sponsor! These events can’t be successful without our sponsors. Contact Todd Kenefsky (kenefsky on gmail) if you would like to sponsor a portion of the event.
  • Join our Mailing List: Sign up for our Google Group to get email announcements about future meetups and events.
  • Follow us on Twitter: Up to the minute breaking updates about the event as @BarCampPortland
  • Tell your friends: Don’t forget to use the BarCampPortland tag when blogging, posting pictures, etc.

We hope to see you at our volunteer meeting and at the BarCampPortland event!

BarCampPortland and Twitter

Portland has a huge Twitter community, and we will be using Twitter for updates during the event. Please follow BarCampPortland on Twitter to get real-time updates during the event. We will also have a space on your badge for your twitter name, so if you haven’t yet joined Twitter, now would be a great time!

On another note, things are coming together very nicely! We had our final planning meeting last night. Most of the sponsorship money has been received, and we are using it to purchase things that will make the event awesome.

We are still looking for volunteers, so if you would like to volunteer, you should contact Raven Zachary.