Barcamp

The droidcon Barcamp

droidcon Berlin starts off with a barcamp on Sunday (September 3, 2017). The barcamp is one of the interactive parts of the event, where you get the chance to actively shape the program. It's also perfect for very up-to-date topics that have emerged shortly before.

In the morning, we're all coming together at the main stage and after an introduction by our barcamp coordinators Danny Preussler and Nebojsa Bozic, you'll have the chance to shortly present a topic that you would like to hold a session on. If enough people are interested, your session will be part of the barcamp program. We're scheduling all sessions as quickly as we can and then it starts! As we've done it in the previous years, there will be a gitbook for this year's Barcamp too. Feel free to read and contribute here.

SQL lovers & haters unite: an open discussion on data persistence

There also will be an informal get-together at the Barcamp around data persistence. We’ll be hosting different panelists but everyone will be more than welcome to actively participate in the discussion. Panel will include: Christian Melchior (Android Team Lead at Realm), Florina Muntenescu (Android Developer Advocate at Google), Leandro Favarin (Lead Android Engineer at Blinkist) and Markus Junginger (CTO at ObjectBox).

Find more information here.

Let's wrap this up

What: 
Barcamp

Where: 
City Cube Berlin, Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin – South Entrance (Jafféstraße, Level 1)

When:
Date: September, 3 2017
Registration: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barcamp: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Who: 
Eligible are all attendees of droidcon Berlin 2017 with a valid conference or barcamp ticket 

Important note: Catering is not included on barcamp day. Snacks and drinks will be available to buy on-site.

But wait – what is a barcamp?

Barcamps are informal sessions, a kind of "un-conference", with a schedule decided on the day. It's all driven by the interests and expertises of those who attend, so each one is different, but ours are always great!

While the schedule isn't worked out until the start of the event, the barcamp isn't without structure! They're dynamic events, focused on the overall droidcon event's topics, tackling the same challenges but in a different format. At the Barcamp sessions will run for 30 or 60 minutes, giving enough time to get into the meat of a topic. These are participatory sessions and more inclusive than regular conference sessions, with everyone taking part. They can be lectures, discussions, code labs, skill trainings or any other format. You can help, perhaps by leading the session, perhaps by giving some insights, perhaps by asking some great questions, or perhaps just by your enthusiasm. At the end of the day everybody gets together to share their experience of the day and give feedback.

Come along again for great discussions and knowledge sharing with your fellow attendees, on all the hot topics from the conference, and all those we couldn't quite squeeze into the main days!