It snuck up on us, but BarCamp Conway 2013 is just around the corner.
Another great event for our state, it goes down Saturday, Feb. 23, at the UCA College of Business in, yes, Conway.
What is BarCamp, you ask? Well, we’ll let the BarCamp folks tell you:
A BarCamp is a participatory “un-conference” event, where the attendees are in charge of what happens. We provide all the basic needs, and hope that people interested in teaching and learning in an open environment come together to share their knowledge and experience.
What should I expect, you ask? Again, with the BarCamp response:
We don’t know. It all depends on you. Are you a developer? Designer? Robotics nerd? Computer Science geek? Talk about what you know. All of you – the passionate people who are driving innovation – are part of the culture that drives BarCamp and we can’t wait to see you!
Why else should I attend, you ponder? (My, we’re full of questions.) BarCamp, you’re up:
You participating helps build a stronger tech community in Arkansas. BarCamp is open to anyone who is excited about their industry. New technology and Internet culture is a common interest of many BarCamp attendees, but what brings us together is where that theme crosses into other areas.
Expect many of the state’s leading entrepreneurs, and we’re pretty sure some non-IA clients will be there, too. Ba-bing. Register and get more info here.
MxF Brings Large Man to Little Rock
Made By Few 2013 announced its final speaker this week, and organizers came through on their promise of a doozie.
He joins native Arkie Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Micah Baldwin of Graphicly, James White of Signalnoise and Jake Nickell of Threadless.
Here’s hoping Draplin’s Little Rock gig leads to an Arkansas poster.
Still a few tickets left, we think. It happens May 4 at the Clinton Center, by the way. Anyway, well done, organizers. Great lineup. Oh, we can’t forget to plug the 2013 pre-event on May 3, Designed by Few, the design competitions to end all, well, design competitions.
This week’s Arkansas Business includes a guest commentary by Little Rock lawyer Fred Perkins, who dabbles in mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate finance and such. (Way back in the day, your humble author went to school at PA with Mr. Perkins. Obviously, he paid attention in class.)
He writes about earnout options, and provides a great read for entrepreneurs, aspiring and otherwise, who want to know the ins and outs of “the deal.”
Elsewhere in AB this week, Luke Irvin of IA’s own PrivacyStar talks about the future of apps and why he prefers iOS over Android.