BarCamp Manchester 2

Event Info

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Nov, 2009 from 9:00am - 3:30pm
Contact Theatre
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6JA, UK (Map)
Cost: Free (RSVP required)


Schedule How does registration work? The Registration Desk is open from 9:00am on Saturday, and is your first port of call when you arrive at BarCamp Manchester 2. Please bring along a print-out of your confirmation e-mail. Your details will be verified and you’ll be given a name badge.

How do the sessions work? Unlike traditional conferences, the schedule for sessions at a BarCamp are decided by the participants. After the welcome talk at 10:30am on Saturday, they’ll be a chance to go fill out the schedule grid.

Pick a topic to talk about - you can talk about absolutely anything, previous events have included sessions on HTML, version control and advanced programming techniques all the way to baking and making the perfect cup of tea! Once you’ve decided on a subject, take a card and place it in your chosen time slot. There are multiple sessions going on at any one time, so try and guess how popular your talk might be, and pick a suitable room.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand any of the above. On the day the BarCamp Crew will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Saturday Time What 09:00 Doors and Registration Open 10:30 Welcome session 11:30 Sessions 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Sessions 15:30 Break 16:00 Sessions 17:30 Break 18:00 Sessions 19:30 Dinner thanks to Bytemark Hosting 20:30 Sessions 21:30 Drinks thanks to Adaptavist 22:00 Evening Entertainment 00:00 Drinks / Social / Games 03:00 Bar Closes / Doors locked Sunday Time What 08:00 Breakfast 09:00 Doors and registration open (If you don’t stay overnight!) 09:30 Welcome back 10:00 Sessions 11:30 Break 12:00 Sessions 13:30 Lunch 14:30 Sessions 15:30 Closing Talk / Clean UpDetails Keep an eye on this page as we'll be adding more details once we finalise things, if you have any questions you can e-mail bcman2atnwdc [dot] org [dot] uk Looking for the Schedule?

What is BarCamp Manchester 2 BarCamp Manchester 2 is an open, free-to-attend, participatory 2-day unconference. Unconferences differ from normal conferences in that the schedule is created and filled by the attendees with everyone running a session or talk about whatever subject they have a passion for. From Cocktail Making to Programming for Beginners, from Arduino Hacking to Photography, BarCamps attract people from all sorts of backgrounds, each sharing their expertise and experiences.

BarCamp Manchester 2 is an overnight event, you will be able to sleep at the venue should you wish.

When Saturday 7th November - Sunday 8th November 2009

Where BarCamp Manchester 2 is being held at Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

Contact is located just off Oxford Road - Google Map | Google Street View

Travel By Bus Direct routes to Contact run regularly from Piccadilly Plaza in Central Manchester along Oxford Road. Routes and timetable enquiries +44 (0)161 242 6040.

By Metro Metrolink services run between Altrincham and Bury through Manchester city centre. Timetable enquiries +44 (0)161 205 2000.

By Air Domestic, European and Worldwide flights regularly arrive at Manchester International Airport. Travel to Manchester City Centre using Taxi or British Rail to Piccadilly.

All enquiries +44 (0)161 489 3000.

Car Parking The University car park located next to Contact is open to the public after 4pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. It costs £2 and you will need two pound coins before you arrive to access the carpark.

Details taken from Contact's website



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BarCamp Manchester