July 18, 2008
If you are developer in the midwest you might be interested in checking out the upcoming SocialDevCampChicago. SocialDevCampChicago is an unconference for people passionate about social networks, web applications, platform development, new media, and any of the exciting (but messy) topics in-between. This event promises to be a packed day of sharing, learning, coding, and relationship building with thought leaders in the social web landscape!
Date & Location
SocialDevCampChicago will be held from 8:30am-6:00pm on Saturday, August 9th at the Illinois Institute of Technology McCormick Tribune Center (http://www.iit.edu/mtcc/). For details, visit the event site at http://barcamp.pbwiki.com/SocialDevCampChicago.
RSVP and Connect with Guests
The event is free to attend, but please RSVP to help determine a headcount for the food & drink budget. To do this, simply add your name to the SocialDevCamp Chicago wiki (https://barcamp.pbwiki.com/SocialDevCampChicago). You can connect with other guests before the event by looking at the RSVP list or by joining the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=20586291919.
Schedule & Call for Presenters
SocialDevCamp Chicago follows the BarCamp tradition of encouraging unstructured attendee participation. Talks can range from 5-10 minute informative presentations to hour-long discussions on coding techniques and trends shaping social networking. If you are interested in a specific area of the social web, see the Schedule and Call for Presenters on the wiki (http://barcamp.pbwiki.com/SocialDevCampChicagoTopics) and add your topic to the schedule.
Example Topic Areas Include:
- Mobile Social Applications
- Niche Social Networks
- Leveraging the Social Web for Business
- Monetizing Networks & Platforms
- Identity Management and Data Portability
Visit the wiki (http://barcamp.pbwiki.com/SocialDevCampChicagoTopics) for a complete list of proposed talk ideas. Remember, all ideas relating to social development and trends are welcome!
Donate to SocialDevCampChicago
SocialDevCampChicago is free to the public but campers are welcome to donate for coverage of food and drinks. Refer to the wiki for updates on budget and donation figures. Contact Tim or Andy for further information on donation opportunities. Look forward to meeting an interesting group in August.
SocialDevCamp Chicago was inspired by SocialDevCamp East, hosted on May 10 in Baltimore which we previously pointed TECH cocktailers to. The name remains the same (with permission of course). SocialDevCampChicago is being organized by Tim Courtney (www.timcourtney.net) and Andy Angelos (www.andyangelos.com). Same mission, different minds!
For more information, contact:
Tim Courtney – tim at timcourtney dot net
Andy Angelos – andy.angelos at gmail dot com
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