I’m on the team at the iSchool organizing the upcoming InfoCamp. It all started when we were sitting in a meeting last semester talking about doing an event in the Spring. Someone mentioned InfoCamp. I emailed the organisers and Kristen and the team from InfoCamp Seattle welcomed us with open arms. It’s been a great experience so far – all the richer for having the Seattle team as supporters and collaborators (and providers of great event content that we’ve used as templates). Makes me realise how cool this model is and how we should do it for GeekRetreat – especially the principle of letting local groups decide on the specifics of the meeting but still sticking to some core principles around the unconference format, lack of advertising etc.
Anyway, more on that soon, but in the meantime, check out InfoCamp Berkeley and if you’re in the area, and you’re interested in information design, policy, experience or organisation, you are most welcome – to attend, speak and/or help out.
Mark your calendar–the first annual InfoCamp Berkeley is taking place Saturday, March 6 at UC Berkeley!
InfoCamp is an unconference for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, librarianship, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields. InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which you, the participants, create and lead most of the sessions! The purpose of this format is to encourage collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. And, it’s a lot of fun!
Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased here: