Following on from our successful ‘Show & Tell’ events, Manchester Girl Geeks are hosting a BarCamp – 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!
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 - to make sure we're balanced, it would be great if you could bring along a female friend or girl geek. It's a win/win/win situation, right?
The event is 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!
Girl Geeks BarCamp Manchester will be held on Saturday 31st May 2014, and will run from 10am-5pm. The event will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Off Oxford Road.
To help us make the event even better, we've got a special ticket category for attendees who wish to make a contribution and support our event. Thank you in advance!
Getting a ticket for BarCamp
Please register your interest by getting a ticket from Eventbrite in the first instance. About 2 weeks prior to the event - all attendees will be sent an email requesting they re-confirm their tickets. Your ticket will only be secure after you have replied to this email. This two-stage ticketing process is to help maximise attendance and make sure we order enough refreshments!
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!
Our event last year was made possible by the generous support of local businesses. We are actively looking for new sponsors for BarCamp 2014.
For more information about sponsoring this event, click here.
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Manchester Girl Geeks
Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.