Welcome to BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton
You may find that BarCamp attendees keep coming back for more. Why? We are dedicated to moving ourselves, our businesses and our local region’s best and brightest into a new era of leadership in Florida. We inspire connections and encourage sharing in business, technology, funding, education, design and other local industries.
We do this because we believe a community based on awesomeness helps everyone find solutions to challenges in business, or whatever it is that they do. There’s truly something here for everyone.
No agendas…just great conversation and with creative, smart and talented folks from around the area. If you have joined us before, you know I just described you. If you haven’t, now you know why you should show up.
With open networking events focused on building strong community connections with practical business and technology topics directed toward entrepreneurs. This rich social environment attracts investors and seasoned entrepreneurs, creating a climate ripe for economic development.
Every attendee – no matter how old or young – has a story to tell and a particular expertise. During an Unconference, the schedule is created the day of the event with content created and delivered by attendees through a variety of formats. Come prepared to learn and share as we all grow together.
Google’s first int’l web conference, known as Education on Air, has been recorded and is now available on-demand. Their chief education evangelist Jaime Casap emphasizes that technology in the classroom is a means to an end and not the end itself. “Google would be involved education whether we liked it or not,” Casap says. “Part of our mission now is to do our best to make sure our tools are being utilized in the best way possible.”
DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp has come to a successful conclusion for 2015, adding to the region’s long list of great un-conferences. This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 11th and Sunday October 12th at the Main Campus of Manatee Technical College. On display in the hall was a great setup of technology and equipment by the Suncoast Science Center and Faulhaber Fab Lab. And let’s not forget the people! They have some great folks working for the Center that were only too eager to show off what they were doing via personal demonstrations of their robots and gadgets. FreeFab 3D had an impressive display of their Monolith 3D Printer. We chatted with the founders and they bring a vast amount of diverse experience and knowledge, particularly from the printing industry. Their passion for making stuff appears to make a great team! If you want to know even more about them, check out their website: http://www.freefab3d.com The Suncoast Makers had an impressive table with all sorts of creations. The ingenuity, hard work, and innovation that hails from this group is nothing short of amazing. Did we mention we love Makers?
Twitter, the online social networking platform that enables users to send and read 140-character messages called “tweets”, celebrates 9 years today. Happy Birthday, Twitter! Did you know that according to readwrite.com and Chris Messina’s own website, http://chrismessina.me, #barcamp was the very first hashtag? Tweeted by Messina in 2007, the #barcamp hashtag connected folks who wanted to follow conversations about “global technology unconference gatherings called barcamp.”