BarCampNola 7: Mario Kart and the Passionate Unconference

BarCamp New Orleans is back for the seventh annual  “unconference” of passionate people with amazing minds. The community is encouraged to not only attend but to present on any topic they choose.

BarCampNola 7The location will be announced within the next few weeks for the weekend long event taking place July 12th and 13th, 2014.

Organizers revealed the brand new website just last week at the monthly Net2NO meetup, which was also a preview to BarCampNola called MiniCamp. After unveiling the Mario Kart theme, “BarioKart,” and the graphic design work by Hop and Jaunt, participants got even more excited about the multi-track day one conference and project day on the 13th.

“It may have started out as a technology event, but it has become a place where all are welcome to come and share ideas which matter to them,” explains organizers.

BarCampNola was first held in 2007, with less than 50 participants. Last year, over 300 were in attendance from around the gulf south region.

“The experience of BarCampNola is one that will leave you re­energized whether you’re a newbie or a vet. Now a local tradition, BarCampNola showcases the amount of talent and the sense of community that oozes out of the NOLA tech scene,” says ­NewOrleansTech.Net.

Taking after the original BarCamp, based in Palo Alto, BarCampNola is a way for attendees and presents to show off what matters most to them. Previous talks have included open source web applications, changing educational standards, becoming a master in origami, and even how to make the perfect sandwich.

Organizers want to give a special shout out to sponsors for making the event free and open to all: 4.0 Schools, Apptitude, ARB Meetings & Events, Archon Information Systems, Carrollton Group, CotingaSoft, Federated Sample, FlatStack, GE, GitHub, GNO Inc, Hop & Jaunt, Idiya Makerspace, iSeatz, Kickboard, LaunchPad, Mark Anderson, Olark, Oseberg, Smiles+Laughs, Surge, Susco Solutions, TurboSquid, Twitch, WGNO/NOLA38, and Wiley Cousins.

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