BarCamp Denver

The Commons on Champa

Saturday, August 20, 2022

8AM – 3PM

Wait, what is BarCamp?

BarCamp is a user-generated conference where talks aren’t scheduled until right before things kick off, and the speakers are everyday folks talking about what makes them excited.

Stoked, but feeling like taking the stage is a little too heavy? No sweat! Just come and hang loose.

At BarCamp, you won’t find a predetermined speaker list or a line of suits passing out business cards. What you will find is a mop‑top in a t‑shirt talking about moonshine, a web developer talking about the best practices in SEO, or a world traveler sharing their far‑out experiences.

BarCamp is a chance to network, learn something new, and share your passion with others!

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The Venue

The Commons on Champa

1245 Champa St
Denver, CO 80204

The Commons is all about entrepreneurship, community, and good conversation ... just like BarCamp! They're also a sponsor, so huge kudos to The Commons staff for welcoming and helping us make BarCamp Denver possible.

The Tracks

Pick from the boss tracks below to give your talk. All topics and groovy folk are welcome, but please follow our Code of Conduct.

Maker

Churn, MRR, fundraising, audio cassette tapes, or even the lemonade stand you ran when you were a kid are all fair game. This is a hip place to talk about building far-out things and/or getting dat paper.

Creative

Designing letterpress invitations, macrame pants, slideshows of your world travels or rebranding a product? This is the track for you to share your creative accomplishments and valuable lessons, man.

Technology

Building React apps in your free time? Designed an ETL pipeline? Hacked together a Raspberry Pi temperature sensor? Ready to tell the world about touch-tone telephones? Come talk about the hardware and software that you get excited about.

Kitchen Sink

Psst. I hear you made some moonshine. This track is for all those passions that don’t quite fit the mold (just like the rest of us hep cats). Surfing the gnarly waves, urban planning in your free time, making and selling acrylic decorative grapes, and organizing your closet are all welcome topics here!

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The Agenda

We may not have the skinny on the talk topics, but we are hip to the general schedule of events!

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Friday, August 19

7PM | Opening Party at TBD!

We're planning a pre-conference shindig — more details to come, can you dig it?

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Saturday, August 20

8AM | Coffee / Sign Up

Scarf some snacks and coffee, sign up for a talk, and start the day lip-flappin’ with your fellow BarCampers.

9AM | Morning Talks Begin

We’ll start out the first round of talks promptly at 9am, so make sure you’re mellowed out and ready to learn!

12PM | Lunch & Networking

Soak up the good vibes with your new BarCamp friends and enjoy a stellar lunch.

1PM | Afternoon Talks Begin

At 1 PM, we’ll reconvene and chill for our afternoon session of ace talks!

3PM | Closing

It’s time to peace out! Tell your new friends to keep on keepin’ on, collect addresses for your new pen pals, and start getting psyched for next year.

FAQ’s

Wiggin’ out? We’ve got the skinny!

What am I paying $20 for?

Opening party / drink ticket, breakfast, soda & snacks, lunch, BarCamp t-shirt, good times / new friends (which is sorta priceless…)

How long are the talks?

Each talk runs for 23 minutes. Speakers are allowed to use that time however they wish—you can even share a time slot with multiple people or set up a panel discussion, allowing time for Q&A at the end. The last 7 minutes of every half-hour slot is reserved for transition time between talks.

Can I give a sales presentation?

Nope! To be respectful of our BarCamp community, sales presentations or pitches are not allowed. Don’t even try it, folks.

When do I get my BarCamp t-shirt?

Tees will be available on the day of BarCamp at the merch table. Though we try to purchase enough of each t-shirt size, we recommend picking your shirt up early in the morning just in case.

What should I bring?

Something to share with all of your new friends…a business card perhaps? We encourage you to bring a notebook for notes. If you’ve planned a talk with presentation slides, bring your laptop or an external drive with your files. And bring all your friends, because BarCamp is all about friendship this year!

What if I have a food allergy?

No sweat! We make sure everyone is included. If you have specific food allergies or restrictions, contact Alex at alex@fyi.io and we’ll take care of you. Each year we work with our caterer to provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

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Our Sponsors

Without these folks, there's no way an event like BarCamp could happen at the quality it deserves for the community. Please thank them!