Preston Geekup to put on Barcamp Blackpool

Posted on - 26th September, 2009 - 3:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, What's On in Preston

Barcamp Blackpool logoGemma Cameron, who is behind the Preston Geekup, is organising a Barcamp in Blackpool.


The one day event brings together people from the tech, creative and web communities in an open conference format.The event is free and will be held on Saturday 17th October 2009 from 10 AM until late at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It’s a free event.

Cameron, a software engineer from Preston, is hoping to attract people from across Lancashire to the event:

BarCamps are free technical conferences with no scheduled speakers. The attendees dictate the format and subject content on the day. In the past sessions on the day have ranged from introducing Ruby, testing and object oriented techniques to geocaching, ferret husbandry, new gadgets and even wikipedia played on the ukelale. This is a fun, informative and most of all free event and is open to everyone and anyone who would like to socialise with passionate people and learn new stuff!

Barcamps are very popular and have a great national following in the tech community; drawing the brightest and most passionate developers, designers, engineers, innovators and creatives to share their knowledge, experience, expertise, tools and techniques. It’s a great environment and attendees find they gain a lot more from people who work in the industries and have real, every day experience. As most people can’t afford to spend a small fortune to go to to a conference with people who speak on a subject for a living, especially in the current climate.

BarCamps aren’t just for techies though! Anyone and everyone can come along to meet new people and to hold sessions on absolutely anything that they are passionate about! Hope to see you there.

The event is also looking for more sponsorships, so Cameron is urging businesses who want to reach creative, innovative and passionate people in Lancashire to get in touch. The event is sponsored by Yahoo!, Solution Perspective Media, Pixel Programming and Testled.

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