[GLLUG] FLOSS UK - Unconference - Saturday 27th October 2012

Matthew Copperwaite mattcopp at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 17:18:31 UTC 2012

Thought this might be of interest for you guys. Taken from London Hack
Space mailing list.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kimball Johnson <kimball at bowerham.net>
Date: 26 July 2012 10:16
Subject: [london-hack-space] Fwd: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK -
Unconference - Saturday 27th October 2012
To: london-hack-space at googlegroups.com

Hey all,

I'm organising this unconference in London in October, and it would be
great if a few people came along and talked about hackspaces and/or
open hardware, or anything else really.  The event is free, and we are
providing Lunch.


Kimball (drrk)

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From: Jane Morrison <office at ukuug.org>
Date: 18 July 2012 10:56
Subject: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - Unconference - Saturday
27th October 2012
To: announce at ukuug.org

FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG)

Saturday 27th October 2012

Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

This is our third un-conference and is very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG.

What is an unconference?

An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the
delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main
one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates.  So all the hassle
of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away.

Typically at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they
are, what their interests are and what they'd like to do. Based on this people
write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board. A moderator may
read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal
will be put on a scheduling board (delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid
clashes, etc.).

The unconference starts…  Experience shows that the unconference format
results in high quality sessions focussed on what delegates want.

There is no charge to attend but donations (on the door) will be accepted to
help fund the event. Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a
one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several
hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Why attend?

There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2012, including:
* Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies
* Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical
* Become part of the UK Open Source community - build up informal
that can be invaluable in problem solving

Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests

See:  http://www.flossuk.org/unconf2012

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