REGIONAL BARCAMPS FOR 2013
This year's free regional barcamps were held in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerson North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Read about the invited guests at this year's barcamps.
You can discover how the barcamps are organised here.
WHAT ARE BARCAMPS ABOUT?
Barcamps (sometimes called unconferences) are participant-driven events where the attendees both create the agenda and run the sessions. These NDF barcamps are an opportunity to get together with others in your region and share ideas about the digital work of museums, libraries, archives, galleries and others in the broad cultural heritage space.
These barcamps are free events, and will be run this year in late June-July 2013. They'll be an opportunity to start a conversation to continue at the NDF Conference in the last week of November… or get a taste of NDF and contribute locally if you can't make it to the full conference.
WHAT IS THE TOPIC OF THESE BARCAMPS?
These barcamps can cover any topic that fits within the scope of the National Digital Forum. NDF is a network of people and organisations working together to enhance New Zealand’s digital interaction with culture and heritage. You could demo some of your digital projects, propose something to work on together, share info about something you've learned recently, or pose a challenging question about something you are trying to figure out. Use these barcamps to share your thoughts and knowledge, and broaden the conversation. You can and share ideas about topics to cover on this forum thread.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY?
NDF Local Barcamps run something like this:
- Brief welcome from facilitator and outline of the barcamp
- Participants set barcamp agenda
- Participants introduce their topics and discussion
- Morning or afternoon tea, and chance for informal chat
- More topics and discussion
- Facilitator wraps up the barcamp
The set up of the day is largely up to each local facilitator and will depend on how many people are attending. The barcamp can also opt to have an invited guest from within New Zealand.
NO SPECTATORS, ONLY PARTICIPANTS
Attendees are expected to give a demo, a session, speak up in conversations, or otherwise contribute to the success of the event. You need to have an idea for a session you could lead, or a question. You don't have to be an expert and there are likely to be other people who want to talk about the same things. No presentations or commercial pitches allowed :-) but there are screens and projectors if you need to demo or explain something quickly.