Sponsor Spotlight – Stockport MBC

Here at Stockport we are embarking on a digital transformation and are rebuilding our website and systems from the ground-up and to do this, we need you! We’re looking for devs, business analysts and infrastructure tech people to join us on our journey and help us to make a change for good. You can find more about the awesome work …

What’s in store for BarCamp Manchester 7?

We already have several sponsors on board, including AutoTrader who are back for their third year in row, 3 Parameters & No Exceptions, Cyntech, and Layershift who are returning for their second year, and new sponsors Adalta Recruitment and Mapway! We still have sponsorship opportunities available, so if you would like to support the biggest BarCamp in the North, please …

Sponsor Spotlight – SWAG Sponsors

One of the great things about BarCamp, is all the great goodies we have to give away, either in swag bags or as raffle prizes at the end of the weekend. We would never be able to do this without the help and support of businesses who donate to us, so we would like to take the opportunity to thank ...

BarCamp Manchester 6 – The Grid

BarCamp Manchester 6 - The TalksSaturday 26th September BarCamp Newbies - Angela Productivity Killed Me - Anthony 'The Dark Room' an interactive text based video game - Claire Dodd, @GirlGeekUpNorth Find Your Ancestors - Alan Mann Let's Talk about UI vs UX - James Whitman Game Building Workshop - Alan O'Donahoe, @teknoteacher Unexpected Consequences of Computer Vision - Rosie Campbell ...

Sponsor Spotlight – ao.com

About ao.com AO World is on a mission to be the best online retailer of electrical appliances in Europe. The company is the fastest growing online retailer of major domestic appliances in the UK, serving 4.5m customers a year, and recently launched ao.de in Germany with more countries to follow in the coming years.  The company is redefining retailing in ...

BarCamp Manchester Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct BarCamp Manchester is dedicated to providing a harassment-free unconference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of our attendees in any form. Any attendee violating these rules may be asked to leave, at the discretion of the conference organiser. Harassment ...

BarCamp Manchester 6 Schedule

Saturday 26th September 09:30 Doors Open 10:30 Opening Talk 11:15 Grid Population 11:30 Session 1 12:00 Session 2 12:30 Session 3 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Session 4 14:30 Session 5 15:00 Session 6 15:30 Break 16:00 Session 7 16:30 Session 8 17:00 Session 9 17:30 Session 10 18:00 Closing Talk 18:30 Evening Meal 20:00 Party Sunday 27th September 10:30 Doors Open ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Layershift

With less than 2 weeks until BarCamp Manchester 6, we couldn’t be more excited as we make our final preparations. As the event draws closer and closer, now seems the perfect time to hear from Layershift, one of our Gold sponsors, and find out about their exciting new service ­enscale, an innovative and easy to use PaaS, hosting this very site. Who ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Parker Software

Who is Parker Software? Parker Software brings businesses closer to their customers. We’ve built a software suite focused around digital engagement, sales enablement and business process automation, putting empowering technology at your fingertips. (We’re also a massive bunch of tech nerds, but you’ll find that out at BarCamp!) We’re all about business success through technological innovation. We live, breathe, eat and sleep digital solutions, ...

How to Prepare for your BarCamp Talk

Public speaking can be terrifying, and is the main reason that BarCamp attendees don't plan on doing a talk during the event. But you shouldn't be put off! A BarCamp is the exact place for you to take that leap and do your first conference talk. Remember, BarCamp is a very relaxed environment, it's all about coming together as a ...

BarCamp Manchester 2015 Menu

This year we're hoping to up the stakes and bring you some awesome meal selections. Thanks to our amazing evening meal caterer, Catering with Pride,  we able to bring you a great selection of meals to choose from, and thanks to sponsors Bitcoin Manchester, we've been able to ensure that we can also provide a gluten free option! So if ...

What Should I Talk About at BarCamp?

BarCamps have no scheduled speakers. Instead, the attendees become the speakers as well. Every BarCamp I go to starts out the same. Filling the first session for each available room is the most dragged out process of the day. No one wants to go first, and half the attendees are convinced that they're too scared to speak at all. Four ...

Why BarCamp’s are the Best (un)Conferences

BarCamp's aren't like traditional conferences. A normal conference would be put together by a committee of industry professionals who select speakers they feel most fit their agenda and invite them to speak. The topics of the talks are restricted, and attendance is limited to those who can afford the often costly price tag. The BarCamp is different. Not only is ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Fedora

The Fedora project has a mission to advance free and open source software, doing so collaboratively as a community. BarCamp Manchester is all about the community coming together and realises the first 2 of our core foundations, Freedom and Friends.  The other 2 being Features and First, which are relevant to the open source software the Fedora Project collaboratively builds, ...

BarCamp Tickets from Fatsoma – Big Changes!

In previous years, there has never been a question of how to ticket our events. We simply go to Eventbrite, and off we go. Now however, we have a choice, and this year, BarCamp Manchester decided to issue their tickets a little differently. In order to help support a local business, BarCamp Manchester turned to Fatsoma to manage their ticket ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Cyntech Components

Who Are Cyntech Components? Cyntech Components is an established, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of all things Raspberry Pi, as well as cutting edge electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies from a variety of industry leading manufacturers. Products include the PiHub, Pibrella, Lisiparoi, Snap Circuits as well as a host of other maker type product. Why are Cyntech Components Sponsoring BarCamp? A ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Capgemini

Cap Gemini are joining us this year as a Silver Sponsor. This will be Capgemini's first BarCamp, and we hope that they'll be back year after year once they see just how awesome we are..... Who Are Capgemini?With more than 145,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The ...

5 Reasons to Come to BarCamp Manchester 6

It’s that time of the year again, BarCamp Manchester, the ultimate unconference, is taking centre stage. Whether you’re a BarCamp regular or you’re new to the scene. here’s why you should come to BarCamp Manchester 6 The VenueThanks to our amazing venue sponsors, Auto Trader, we have one outstanding venue to host BarCamp Manchester this year. The building is right ...

Now anyone can be a BarCamp Manchester Sponsor!

Sponsorship for EveryoneBarCamp Manchester is, and always will be free to attend, but that doesn't mean that we don't have costs to cover the event. For most tech conferences in the UK, you're looking at paying around £100 for a ticket. Yes, this includes a nice meal, awesome speakers and a SWAG bag, but so does BarCamp! It's easy to ...

How to be a BarCamp Manchester Rep

This year BarCamp Manchester is helping to support a local startup and releasing their tickets through Fatsoma! One of the amazing things about Fatsoma is that you can help out your favourite events by requesting to be a rep. By being a rep you can share your unique rep link with the world, and get credit for anyone who uses ...

Why should my company sponsor a BarCamp

A BarCamp is Different!Companies are hounded all the time from people requesting sponsorship for their events, and another request can easily get lost in or ignored, and why should a request for sponsoring a BarCamp be any different? Well, because a BarCamp IS different. The BarCamp is an incredibly unique event, and one that holds a very special place in ...

Sponsor Spotlight – Auto Trader

Auto Trader are this year's venue sponsor, offering up use of the whole 6th floor of their brand new 60,000 sq ft office on First Street in Manchester for the weekend, which includes fully equipped conference and meeting rooms, a huge canteen, and breakout area with a fussball table, two pool tables, Xbox One and a PS4! Why is Auto ...

The Rules of BarCamp

A BarCamp can be a very confusing place for someone who has never attended before, as it takes the standard formula for a conference, and pretty much turns it upside down. The lack of structure and organisation for the event on the day can be quite daunting, but I promise you that it works. So if you're contemplating attending your ...

Testimonials from BarCamp Manchester 5

After a fairly decent break from the BarCamp scene, Manchester really came back and did it justice. Read more...Jon Archer BarCamp Manchester had all things great about a BarCamp - in abundance. Read more...TechnicalFault The most exhilarating unconference, BarCamp Manchester 5 seriously tops the list of events in Manchester. Read more...ThatGirlVim I have certainly learnt alot from this BarCamp, and ...

Storify from BarCamp Manchester 5

For those of you who missed out last year, here’s a storify from BarCamp Manchester 5! [View the story “BarCamp Manchester 5” on Storify]

What is BarCamp Manchester?

BarCamp Manchester is an annual 2 day tech unconference. While attendees predominantly hail from the tech sector, our topics also often cover all STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), and much much more! So, what is a BarCamp? Long before BarCamp, there were conferences. And they sort of sucked in various ways. Lots of people found that the interesting …

BarCamp Manchester 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

About BarCamp Manchester BarCamp Manchester is an unconference that every attendee is allowed to participate in, much like anyone can have a blog, or can edit Wikipedia. The distinction between speakers and listeners is blurred because if you are attending, you will be speaking too. Sessions become less like lectures, and more like conversations. The BarCamp was at one time …

Venue Sponsor – Auto Trader

BarCamp Manchester is very pleased to announce that this year’s un-conference will be held in the Auto Trader offices on First Street in Manchester town centre! Auto Trader were last year’s Platinum sponsor, and this year they have offered up use of their 60,000 sq ft offices for us to hold our event. We won’t be quite using all of it, …

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