UNC BarCamp 2019

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Barcamp is a fun-spirited unconference where people interested in a wide range of technologies come together to teach and learn.

Unfamiliar with the idea of an unconference? During a traditional conference, attendees often find that their favorite parts were the times between sessions when people with similar interests could meet and discuss what was on their minds. The BarCamp format was designed to promote and facilitate this very type of interaction by providing a venue for timely user-generated content and sharing.

Rather than having a pre-set schedule of speakers and topics, attendees volunteer session topics at the start of the day. Those sessions are then voted on and the most popular are scheduled into break-out rooms where attendees can choose the sessions they are most interested in. Everyone is encouraged to present, co-present or help facilitate a session. It’s different from a regular conference, but it works!

BarCamp provides a light breakfast, meeting space, and projectors. All you need to do is bring your technology expertise and passion. Connections made during this ½ day event often spark longer-term collaborations. Participation is free and open to all area technologists. This year, BarCamp will be followed by a cookout provided by the OASIS (Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services) on the patio outside the Brooks Building.  ITS will also provide snacks through out the event.


When: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 8 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Coffee and light breakfast at 8:00
  • Start Idea discussion 8:30 – 9:00
  • Session 1: 9:00 – 9:45
  • Session 2: 10:00 – 10:45
  • Session 3: 11:00 – 11:45
  • Breakdown: 11:45 – 12:00
  • OASIS Cookout on the Brooks Building Patio:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: UNC CH, Sittterson Hall/Brooks Building


SKC Communications

Sonic Foundry, Inc.


Carolina Technology Consultants (CTC) – A cooperative organization of Information Technology professionals at UNC-Chapel Hill. We are a grassroots organization powered by IT professionals at Carolina.

Office of Arts and Sciences Information Services (OASIS) – In partnership with faculty, staff and graduate students, OASIS provides thoughtful, innovative, and sustainable technical solutions to advance the College’s mission to promote innovative learning, discovery and engagement.

UNC Information Technology Services (ITS) – ITS is charged to move forward on a path of innovation and service as they support the University’s educational mission and meet the technology needs of campus customers.

UNC Department of Computer Science (CS) – The department’s primary missions are research and graduate and undergraduate teaching. It offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science.


You will decide the topics!

Here are some of the suggestions that people thought up from the 2012 BarCamp (click to enlarge):

Topics for UNC BarCamp 2012

  • Have a topic? Show up early and pitch a session idea on May 26th!


  • The CTC Advisory Board (Carolina Technology Consultants)

CTC Website Page: https://ctc.unc.edu/

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