Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mac Camp Boston - This Saturday!

REMINDER: Mac Camp Boston is this Saturday, and it's FREE!

Organizer Jack Hodgson writes:
Just two more days until MacCampBoston!

Just a few notes to help you prepare for this Saturday's event.

The whole concept behind an "unconference" is: "it is what you make it". Unlike traditional conferences, you will not be spoon-fed this event's contents. You must plan to interact with your fellow attendees.

Think in advance what subjects you'd like to learn more about, and plan to seek out people who have that knowledge. There will be plenty of unstructured time, between sessions, for you to meet and talk with the others attending.

You'll discover a whole new world of Macintosh information, answers, and applications.

Also, think about which areas of Mac YOU are knowledgeable about. Even it's simply having figured out some particular way to use your computer, or a piece of software, in one of your projects. Chances are there's someone at MacCampBoston who will benefit from your experience and expertise.

So come prepared on Saturday morning.

A couple of practical notes: There will be plenty of internet connectivity on-site. The free Cambridge WiFi system has a strong signal in this area, the cellphone-based internet systems also have strong signals. And we are backing this all up with our own temporary WiFi network. So bring your laptops.

We'll have projectors available for you to use in your sessions, but if you plan to use one, try to bring along the "video dongle" that allows a standard video cable to be plugged into your laptop. We will only have a small supply of these on hand.

There will be plenty of electrical outlets around, but it couldn't hurt to bring a medium length extension cord, just in case.

MacCampBoston doors open at 8:30 am. The first formal sessions will begin between 9 and 9:30. Arrive early so you can begin meeting your new Mac friends over coffee and munchkins.

MacCampBoston sponsor Purple Shark Consulting will be providing coffee and snacks in the morning, so arrive early.

Also, thanks to Venue Sponsor, Tech Superpowers, whose donation has helped defray the cost of the Theatre.

And finally, don't forget that you're all invited to the "Meet & Greet" gathering at the Betahouse co-working office on Friday night. Betahouse is located at 13 Magazine St., just outside of Central Square.

That's it for now. We're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday morning.

-- Jack Hodgson and the whole MacCampBoston Team

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Steve, sounds like a blast! Macs + Video + Gadgets + Evangelists = what more could you ask for!

    Have fun this weekend un-conferencing ;-)