November 15, 2014 (Saturday)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Esther Lee Building (ELB), Chung Chi Road, Shatin

The biggest ad-hoc user-generated conference in Hong Kong is back!

You can meet and learn with fellow geeks and talk about whatever you’re passionate about.

Come join us. It’s an unconference and yes, it’s free.

What is BarCamp?

What is/

BarCamp?

Born in Palo Alto, California in 2005, BarCamp quickly grew into an international network of user-generated conferences, often focusing on early-stage web applications and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.

You might have heard BarCamp referred to as an unconference. That’s because there’s no speaker list or fixed schedule until the actual event. All content comes from attendees. Anyone can host a session, participate in discussions, demo a project, talk about code, share cautionary tales, and pretty much do anything techy or geeky.

BarCamp Hong Kong has been active since 2007, starting out with only 100 attendees and 30 sessions. Our last few BarCamps have each attracted 400-500 participants, comprising entrepreneurs, designers, developers, media professionals, bloggers, investors and many more. Topics have included open source, user experience, coworking, mobile development, big data, programming jokes (really), and just about any hot topic of the moment. What would you like to talk about this time?


Want to present?

Cool, share what you have in mind on the BarCamp Hong Kong Facebook Page. We’ll have priority scheduling for topics that have the most Likes. Otherwise, be sure to show up early on the day of the event to sign up for a spot!

N00b? (We don’t judge)

Glad you’re interested. Read the FAQs below to learn more about BarCamp.


FAQs

Who is BarCamp for?


Anyone who is tired of typical conferences filled by boring presentations or sales pitches, really. If you want to experience the real spirit of sharing and learning, BarCamp is for you!

Is an invite or registration required?


No, but it’s very helpful for us organizers to plan ahead! So please take a minute to register for the event and spread the word for your friends to do the same. Walk-ins are welcome as long as we’re still within venue capacity.

Are there any rules?


Read the Official Rules of BarCamp, or check out this Unofficial FAQ in Chinese. We celebrate sharing and openness, but BarCamp is not a commercial or promotional platform, so please refrain from pitching your service/organization and deviating from the sharing and learning experience. We also follow the Law of Two Feet.

What should I do if I’d like to host a session?

Come to BarCamp early as we take topic submissions and put together the schedule in the morning. You might also want to post your topic on our Facebook Wall in advance as we provide priority scheduling for topics that receive a lot of Likes. Be sure to read and follow BarCamp rules (see above).

Is BarCamp Hong Kong in English only?


No, Cantonese and Mandarin are most certainly welcome as well. We ask for the spoken language(s) with each topic submission and have the language(s) indicated on the schedule wall.

What should I bring to BarCamp?

Please have a copy of your Eventbrite ticket with you for sign-in (soft copy is fine). If you plan to present or show a demo, bring your own laptop, charger and VGA adapter. And of course, don’t forget your business cards if you’re into networking.

Will there be T-shirts for sale or for grabs?


Yes! You can buy the T-shirts while you register and pick up on the day at the sign-in booth.

November 15, 2014

When and/

Where?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sessions: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mixer: 6:30 p.m. till late

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Esther Lee Building (ELB), Chung Chi Road

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Schedule

We're working out the details, but here's usually what happens at BarCamp:

KICK-OFF
SESSION

9:30 a.m.

We start the day with a short session for anyone to submit discussion topics. Arrive early if you plan to speak or introduce yourself (with just 3 words!).

MORNING
SESSIONS

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Various sessions will take place in different rooms during the day. Follow The Law of Two Feet. Check out the schedule wall for session details.

LUNCH
BREAK

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Thanks to Oursky we got our lunch covered!

AFTERNOON
SESSIONS

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sessions continue throughout the afternoon in the same rooms.

CLOSING
(AND FUN STUFF)

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

We will wrap up the day with some cool contests or a lucky draw, then take a group shot like this. Don’t forget to help clean up the rooms!

MIXER

6:30 p.m. till late

Because it’s not BarCamp without a bar, right? Thanks to PayPal for sponsoring!

Sponsors

Premier Sponsors
Oursky
PayPal
IBM
Gold Sponsors
Pantarei Design
GoGoVan
Silver Sponsors
WiFiBB
CoCoon
Jumpstart Magazine
Amazon Web Services
Natural Music
Supporting Organizations
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Science and Technology Park
StartupsHK
Web Wednesday
CoolJobz
OurTV.hk
Angels & Incubators
Incu-Lab
Incu-Lab Space

Organizers

Ben Crox
Ben Crox (@bencrox)
Maloney Liu
Belle Liu (@beansbox)
Kent Lau
Kent Lau (@kentduck)
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