Saturday, 31 May 2014 Manchester Metropolitan University
Following on from our successful ‘Show & Tell’ events, Manchester Girl Geeks are hosting another BarCamp in 2014 – an all-day interactive ‘unconference‘, where the talks are provided by attendees, and the programme isn’t known until the conference is under way! Think of it as a big, all-day Show & Tell!
This year’s BarCamp will be taking place on Saturday, 31st May at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Humanities, Languages and Social Science faculty will be providing us with exclusive use of their building.
Typical topics at BarCamps include technology, science, mathematics, or anything else that’s geeky and fun! Share your knowledge, passion and enthusiasm with other like-minded nerdy types. As with all Manchester Girl Geeks events, male attendees are welcome.
The event will be free to attend, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone or other wi-fi enabled device, and anything you want to share!
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The talks will be scheduled at the start of the BarCamp – just turn up with an idea! We will have a big timetable where you can enter your preferred time slot for your presentation, and the timetable is likely to change throughout the day. The rules for the talks are:
- The topic can be anything that you think might be interesting to an audience with an interest in science and technology.
- The slots will be 25 minutes. Shorter talks are ok, too.
- You can give more than 1 talk on the day.
- It doesn’t need to be a talk – discussion rounds, hands-on tutorials and spontaneous ad-hoc presentations are actively encouraged!
- We will have a projector and speakers on both floors, but please bring a laptop if you have slides. Talks without slides are great, too!
BarCamps are a great opportunity to share your knowledge, test out new ideas, present some tips and tricks you’ve found out, practice public speaking, or encourage a discussion on whichever topic you find relevant. Of course, you don’t have to give a talk at the BarCamp or prepare anything beforehand – just come along and be inspired!
We’re looking for sponsors to make our next BarCamp a reality – the previous one was sponsored by a range of local organisations, and if you’d like more information about sponsorship opportunities or have any questions, please get in touch.