In May 2006 I was lucky enough to attend DCamp at the SocialText headquaters in Palo Alto, CA. Masterminded by Rashmi Sinha and Stacie Hibino, DCamp brought together over 150 people of all backgrounds to talk about design, usability, and user experience. It was a huge success, I learned a lot, and met some really interesting people. At the end of the day it occured to me that folks in Silicon Valley shouldn’t be having all the fun, so I stood up and announced that I hoped to bring the DCamp idea back to the Triangle. Well, it took a little while, but the time has come to make DCampSouth happen.
The goals of DCampSouth are simple.
- Have fun
- Meet interesting people
- Learn a lot
- Build the community
To achieve these goals we’re going to need campers, organizers, sponsors, and most importantly… A location. Unconferences are democratic things, so I’m putting the call out to anyone interested to get involved.
- If you have a great location, or know of a great location, email me at email@example.com.
- If you want to help make DCampSouth happen, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you want to be a sponsor of DCampSouth, email me at email@example.com.
- If you want to attend DCampSouth, add your name to the DCampSouth wiki and sign-up for the DCampSouth Google Group to stay up-to-date.
Once we find a location, we hope to find a Saturday in May to hold the event. To stay informed, you should watch the DCampSouth wiki, subscribe to the DCampSouth Google Group, and follow the TriUX weblog. In the mean time, start thinking about how you want DCampSouth to work, and share your ideas about the schedule and the sessions you want to have on the wiki. This is an unconference, which means we get to decide what happens and when.