[barcampgr] details for this weekend

Matt Heusser matt.heusser at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 18:16:07 PDT 2010

>We might have access to a shower, so bring a towel if you want.

Dude, always bring a towel. Check your Douglas Adams.


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Dave Brondsema <dave at brondsema.net> wrote:

> Hey Barcampers,
> We're going to get started around 5-6 pm tomorrow.  (If a few people
> would like to get there a bit early to help set up, that'd be nice.)  On
> Saturday, we'll start with breakfast and coffee at 9am.  See
> http://barcampgr.org/wiki/BarCampGrandRapids5Schedule for the general
> plan.  Specific talks will be filled in our schedule board as we get
> started.
> BarCamp is at the DeVos Communication Center at Calvin College.  Take
> the Beltline exit and get to the East side, then head south a little bit
> to the parking lot.  Map at http://www.calvin.edu/map/
> It's not too late to tell other people, they can still register or just
> show up.  You can show up for just part of BarCamp too.
> If you haven't been to a BarCamp before, you should be thinking about
> what you'd like to talk about.  You don't have to give a presentation,
> but it's encouraged - whatever you're excited about.  We'll have
> 5-minute lightning talks on Saturday, which are nice for short topics.
> Lots of conversation will happen in the hallways and during meals too.
> We've got meals, drinks, and snacks covered for the whole time.
> All rooms have projectors, so bring a VGA adapter if you need one (Mac
> users).  A couple of rooms have document cameras, so you can put a
> droid/iphone/whatever under it if you want to.
> Use the tag "barcampgr" for your tweets, flickr photos, etc.
> If you want to stay overnight, bring a sleeping bag and pad.  There's a
> conference center/hotel on campus if you want to get a room, but most of
> us will just pick a spot on the floor.  We might have access to a
> shower, so bring a towel if you want.
> Anyone who has a wireless router to spare, please bring it along and we
> can plug it in to make sure we get good wireless coverage.  Remove any
> password beforehand, to make it easy.
> I know there are people driving from Ann Arbor, and from Holland.  If
> you want to share a ride, email me directly and I can get you in touch
> with them.
> And thanks to our all our sponsors for making this all possible:
> Gold:
> * Calvin College, providing the venue
> * Atomic Object
> * Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference
> * Software GR
> * Gentex Corporation
> Silver:
> - Idea Foundry, hosting the Friday night afterparty
> - RCM Technologies
> - Mutually Human Software
> - Fusionary
> - Momentum
> - Pretty Squares
> - The Image Shoppe
> Bronze:
> # BitManic
> # EllisLab, providing ExpressionEngine to create a better barcampgr.org
> # The Factory, providing free coworking visits
> # Liquid Web
> # O'Reilly
> # Biggby
> # Subway Delivers
> --
> The BarCamp Grand Rapids organizing team
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Matthew Heusser,
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