FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG)
Saturday 27th October 2012
Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
See map and travel information at: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf
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This is our third un-conference and is very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG.
What is an unconference? An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates. So all the hassle of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away.
- at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they are, what their interests are and what they'd like to do
based on this people write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board
- a moderator may read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal will be put on a scheduling board
- delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid clashes, etc.
The unconference starts…
Experience shows that the unconference format results in high quality sessions focussed on what delegates want.
There is no charge to attend but donations (on the door) will be accepted to help fund the event. Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2012, including:
- Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies
- Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical applications
- Become part of the UK Open Source community - build up informal relationships that can be invaluable in problem solving
- Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests
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FLOSS UK is the new name for the UK's oldest Open Systems User Group, UKUUG.
FLOSS UK is for people who care about open IT standards and the systems that implement them. We promote education and understanding through our newsletter, regular briefings and conferences. We are independent of any industry groupings and are not-for-profit. We value intelligence, thoughtfulness and long-term thinking rather than immediacy and froth.