Microsoft BizSpark, ISSA-PA and Scum'd Among Sponsors of BarCamp Harrisburg
Feb 16, 2010
Microsoft BizSpark ®, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)®, and Scrum’d are among the sponsors of the upcoming free "ad-hoc conference" BarCamp Harrisburg, which is focused on web development and education. Other BarCamp Harrisburg sponsors include Nuts About Granola, Mudbrick Creative, and Hauck Interactive.
Limited space is still available for BarCamp Harrisburg, which is hosted by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA. The topic for the free event is “The Web" and there is a track on education. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2010.
The ad-hoc conference will feature open, participatory events, discussions, and workshops where presentation content is provided by the participants rather than chosen speakers. Seating is limited to 125 people and tickets are online at http://www.barcamphbg.org
Attendees should arrive between 9-10 am, have breakfast, network, and post topics they would like to discuss on a schedule board. Following a brief kick-off meeting with the entire group, the day will consist of sessions broken down into 45-minute blocks. There will be a break for lunch, followed by afternoon sessions that will run until around 5 pm.
The term BarCamp is a play on the terms foo, bar, and foobar, which are common placeholder/variable names used by hackers and computer programmers. The first BarCamp took place in 2005, and since that time BarCamps have been held in over 350 cities all over the world.
The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Driving and parking information is found online at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php
Established in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.