An UnOfficial BarCamp FAQ
What is BarCamp?
Bar? A place for drinks; Camp? A place for people to mix together, meet each other and learn something new. In fact the BarCamp tradition is to fix the presentation topic the night before BarCamp in a “Bar”, then people go into the “Camp” on the next day to meet new people and learn new stuff. Putting the 2 places together = BarCamp (This is a “Daisy explanation”, you can ignore it.)
What can I do in BarCamp?
- Watch, and be watched
- Meet people and kill more trees (with your business cards)
- Presentation or Observation (It is not a mandatory requirement for you to “speak and present” in the BarCamp)
I need to attend BarCamp from 9 to 5?
No, you can join after your Saturday half day work.
If I am not Tech Geek, can I join?
Daisy is a “low tech girl” but is still joining, cause I want to learn more.
Oh my English is just “so so”, the BarCamp is “Pearl Channel” right? I am afraid……
Hey I am Cantonese, come on! And BarCamp encourage everyone to use their mother tongue to present (will find a translator for you) so no worry.
Honestly, I don’t know how to communicate with people and I am not prepared to, how can I join this event?
You can take photos and upload to Flickr Group “barcamphongkong2008“, use Twitter and add #barcamphk in your message to report anything about the event. You can also upload new stuff to the BarCamp Facebook.
Oh the BarCamp seems gorgeous but I am just a student, is there any discount for the entry fee?
Is there a better FAQ?