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BarCamp 2017

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Barcamp is a fun-spirited unconference where people interested in a wide range of technologies come together to teach and learn.

Unfamiliar with the idea of an unconference? During a traditional conference, attendees often find that their favorite parts were the times between sessions when people with similar interests could meet and discuss what was on their minds. The BarCamp format was designed to promote and facilitate this very type of interaction by providing a venue for timely user-generated content and sharing.

Rather than having a pre-set schedule of speakers and topics, attendees volunteer session topics at the start of the day. Those sessions are then voted on and the most popular are scheduled into break-out rooms where attendees can choose the sessions they are most interested in. Everyone is encouraged to present, co-present or help facilitate a session. It’s different from a regular conference, but it works!

BarCamp provides a light breakfast, meeting space, and projectors. All you need to do is bring your technology expertise and passion. Connections made during this ½ day event often spark longer-term collaborations. Participation is free and open to all area technologists. This year, Barcamp will be followed by a cookout provided by the OASIS group in Arts and Sciences on the patio outside the Brooks Building.


  • Registration/Coffee and light breakfast at 8:00
  • Start Idea discussion 8:30 – 9:00
  • Session 1: 9:00 – 9:45
  • Session 2: 10:00 – 10:45
  • Session 3: 11:00 – 11:45
  • Breakdown: 11:45 – 12:15
  • Lunch:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: UNC, Sittterson Hall/Brooks Building


Carolina Technology Consultants (CTC) – A cooperative organization of Information Technology professionals at UNC-Chapel Hill. We are a grassroots organization powered by IT professionals at Carolina.

Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services (OASIS) – In partnership with faculty, staff and graduate students, OASIS provides thoughtful, innovative, and sustainable technical solutions to advance the College’s mission to promote innovative learning, discovery and engagement.

UNC Information Technology Services (ITS) – ITS is charged to move forward on a path of innovation and service as they support the University’s educational mission and meet the technology needs of campus customers.

UNC Department of Computer Science (CS) – The department’s primary missions are research and graduate and undergraduate teaching. It offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science.


You will decide the topics!

Here are some topics from previous BarCamps:
BarCamp Word Cloud


May 26, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sitterson Hall
201 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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