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Oct. 29, 2012 9:30 am

BarCamp Philly 5: community unconference returns Nov. 10 with new features

BarCamp is back. A standby of the tech community since 2008, the “unconference” is an event where anyone can give a talk about, well, anything. Freelancing, a passion for 3D printing, DSLR photography, you name it. The event returns to Wharton Nov. 10. Find our previous coverage of the event here and here. Get tickets ($15/each) […]

BarCamp is back.

A standby of the tech community since 2008, the “unconference” is an event where anyone can give a talk about, well, anything. Freelancing, a passion for 3D printing, DSLR photography, you name it. The event returns to Wharton Nov. 10. Find our previous coverage of the event here and here.

Get tickets ($15/each) here.

Here’s what’s new, according to organizers Sarah Feidt, Tim Allen and JP Toto:

  • Bigger space. BarCamp has the whole forum level of Wharton’s Huntsman Hall this year, its biggest space so far, Feidt says.
  • Dedicated space to smaller, more focused groups. Feidt calls them “Catalyst Rooms,” where people can get more in-depth and focus on collaboration. She says the mission behind the catalyst rooms is to “accelerate serendipity.” These rooms will be available on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Jobs! For the first time in BarCamp Philly’s history, Feidt says recruiters will attend the event. There might even be a jobs board.

We also hear that the catering situation has improved, but Feidt says that the detail will be kept a secret until right before the event.

Full Disclosure: Technically Philly is a media sponsor of this event.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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