Belly Up to the BARCamp

Winstanley Partners is one of the sponsors of Berkshire Creative Economy’s BAR Camp taking place Wednesday, October 28 at the Berkshire Museum from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This is a free networking event, and anyone who would like to attend may RSVP here.

What is a BarCamp

A BarCamp  is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment; an open, participatory event, whose content is provided by participants via discussions, demos and interaction with participants. The first BarCamp  was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19-21, 2005, in the offices of Socialtext. It was organized in less than one week, from concept to event, with 200 attendees. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Australasia and Asia. 

The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, and political organizing. The name “BarCamp is a playful allusion to the event’s origins, with reference to the hacker slang term fubar.

 Elaine Morel is the marketing product manager for Winstanley Partners. She rocks on bass.