Barcamp brings the 'unconference' to UCA

Entrepreneurs, educators and enthusiasts will be found this Saturday on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations have teamed up to present BarCamp Conway. “BarCamp Conway is a participatory ‘un-conference’ event geared toward information technology professionals, entrepreneurs, or others interested in business startups,” said a BarCamps representative.

BarCamp will cover anything that the audience wants to hear. Individuals will offer up presentations from issues in their field of expertise or their hobby. The audience will then vote one which presentations they would like to attend. Many believe it is lecture democracy at its finest.

The agenda is set on the day of the event and chosen by the attendees. Past topics have focused on: Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Expression Engine, Other CMS’, Hacking, Ruby on Rails, PHP, iPhone Development, Marketing, video editing, technology solutions for non-profits, gadgets, software development, open source, closed source, web development, and just about anything else.The event allows students to be exposed to a wide variety of topics and events. “BarCamp exposes students to cutting-edge content and provides them with an opportunity to interact with developers, designers, and entrepreneurs,” said Michael Hargis Interim Dean, at UCA College of Business.

BarCamp will be held April 12 at 8 a.m. at the UCA college of Business and the Center for Community and Economic Development.

Registration is now open for the Saturday session. Visit www.barcampconway.com to register and learn more.

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