It has been 10 years since the first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, CA. Since then, BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities around the world, in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and Asia.
Now at its sixth edition, we are proud to say BarCamp Miami got even better in every way.
This year, we’re pleased to include FIU-SJMC News & Media Innovation, a dedicated track about the Internet, Mobile, and how the media industry is adapting and innovating. These sessions are hosted by FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication in collaboration with Hacks / Hackers, the Knight Foundation, and The Fourth Estate.
We are also proud to introduce the first Lightning Round / Demo Blitz at the BarCamp after-party, to be held at The Stage Miami in the Design District. The format is a 3-minute pitch about your startup project or idea. Register here to submit your topic.
BarCamp is not your traditional talking heads technology conference. Everyone is expected to participate in some way: by giving a talk, asking questions, doing a demo, or organizing a session.
BarCamp fosters collaboration — matching technologists with designers, with engineers, and with angel investors. BarCamp brings people together who understand what new technology means for Miami’s future.
Over the past decade, new media has accelerated the pace of change and innovation within the news, media, and communications industries. As old media models evolve and new ones emerge, communications firms and media professionals must adapt to the changing landscape. With so many new developments afoot, it is often confusing to understand what the future brings.
This year, we’re pleased to include a dedicated track about the Internet, Mobile, and how the media industry is adapting and innovating to these new technologies and behaviors.
Please let us know if you have media-related topics you would like to hear about or to talk about at BarCamp Miami by tweeting us @barcampmiami or using the hashtag #barcampmia
These sessions are hosted by FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication in collaboration with Hacks / Hackers, the Knight Foundation, and The Fourth Estate.
Events like BarCamp are important to our community, because they bring everyone together for sharing, learning, and networking over their centers of interest. Best of all, BarCamp is free to attendees.
However, there are costs associated with running BarCamp. Our sponsors make it all possible.
OUR VENUE: THE MIAMI AD SCHOOL
Built on the end of a city block in Wynwood, Miami’s hot emerging arts district, Miami Ad School’s new home is like no other school you’ve seen. The two buildings, connected by a bridge, are hot pink and covered in street art done by some of the world’s leading artists. Inside are photo studios, video conferencing center, brainstorming stations, and experiential classrooms – one is covered in projections of jelly fish and plays the athereal cello music of Yo-Yo Ma. Other classes are held outside in converted, silver airstream trailers complete with neon lights underneath. At first glance the tricked out trailers give the allusion that alien spaceships are landing at the school. The lawn is dotted with picnic tables you can write on with dry-erase markers – perfect for brainstorming sessions with your team. Wifi allows students to stay connected whether they are inside or out. When students need a break from thinking they can workout their bodies with a game on the sand volleyball court or astroturf soccer field.