Irish IT Conference turns the audience into the presenters.
The first BarCamp event to be held in Ireland will bring a fresh twist to the usual IT gatherings. BarCamp is an event model imported from the United States with the mantra of â€œNo spectators, only participants.â€
Conor Oâ€™Neill, of Argolon Solutions, one of the event organisers stated â€œBarCamp is an informal gathering of people from technical and business backgrounds who wish to share their knowledge and learn from others. BarCamp has a policy of encouraging active participation in all discussions.â€
Discussions on the day will include: Working in niche markets, VC and angel funding, war stories from starting software companies in Ireland and How to run a real business inside a virtual world. However the
flexible BarCamp structure allows anyone to start their own discussion by adding their topic to the discussion noticeboard on the day.
Co-organiser Walter Higgins Of Sxoop.com added â€œBuilding our knowledge economy starts with creating a community of developers and business people to manage this, events like BarCamp are hoped to start this process.â€
BarCamp Ireland is an all-day event being held in the Webworks* building in Cork on Saturday September 30th. To attend, please follow the instructions at the BarCampIreland Wiki. You can also subscribe to the BarCampIreland Blog for news updates.
*The Webworks building is a custom built property for IT companies and companies that utilise a large amount of information technology.
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