What is a barcamp?
A barcamp is a user-generated conference with open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. Sessions are planned on the day of the event. All participants are invited to bring something – a topic, a voice in discussions, questions. You will get plenty of information in return. Personal professional exchange are basis to gain knowledge, to deepen and broaden knowledge, to get new ideas, or to present own projects.
The very first barcamp took place in 2005 in California. Until today the format has been used for a variety of topics, including public transit, health care, education, and political organising. The BarCamp format has also been adapted for specific industries like banking, education, real estate and social media.