It’s On! BarCamp Begins Saturday April 30 at 9:30 a.m.

Barcamp is almost upon us and we are very excited to see you on Saturday. In this post you will find all the information you need to have a great Barcamp!

*******Please note, there is an after party Saturday night that everyone is welcome too –
whether or not you attended Barcamp or got a ticket. *********

BarCamp LA 8

Contents:
Location and Parking
Tickets and T-shirts
Agenda: arrive at 9:30am
Presentations
Food Trucks and Snacks
Schedule
After Party
WiFi Status
Stuff to bring with you

1. Location and Parking
Barcamp is held at Mt Washington Elementary, 3981 San Rafael Avenue,
Los Angeles CA
Map: http://bit.ly/klwSHm
Parking is neighborhood street parking. Please be courteous and do not
block driveways. Please do not park in the small parking lot, as it is
needed for Food Truck parking. We recommend carpooling if possible.

2. Tickets and T-shirts
Tickets are still available: use discount code “ilovebarcamp” to get
50% off: http://barcampla8.eventbrite.com/
You do not need to print out your ticket. Please bring your name and
email address that was used to purchase your ticket. T-shirts are not
guaranteed if you purchased your ticket after 4/16.

3. Agenda Creation
The conference schedule aka the Agenda is created each morning of the
event. So bring your presentations, demo, expertise and great ideas.
There will be 30, 60 and smaller time slots as desired.

4. What to Present?
Bring presentations, demos, hack sessions, whatever you’re passionate
about (please try to keep it tech/internet related). We will have
projectors, but wifi is spotty.

5. Food Trucks and Food
We will have no-host food trucks on hand for lunch both days.
Breakfast, coffee and beverages will be available to attendees both
days. We recommend you bring a water bottle as there are plentiful
water fountains and we will not have bottled water. We will have a
snack table pot-luck so bring some snacks or something you would like
to share.

6. Schedule

Saturday
9:00am Coffee and Breakfast: Please arrive at this time
10:00am Barcamp Begins
10:30am Agenda Creation
11-8pm: Barcamp sessions (with lunch, dinner and snack breaks)
8PM-??: Afterparty nearby

Sunday
9:00am Coffee and Breakfast: Please arrive at this time
10:00am Recap and Agenda Creation
10:30-4pm: Barcamp sessions (with Lunch break)

7. Saturday Night After Party
We will have an afterparty on Saturday night at a bar/restaurant ~15
minutes away. Everyone is welcome.

8. Wifi
Please note that the venue is an elementary school, which has very
limited (and blocked) WiFi. Additionally, the school is in a bit of a
dead zone with limited coverage. Please prepare to be unplugged at
Barcamp.:)

9. Stuff to Bring
Barcamp does not happen without you. If you can bring anything to make
the event better we appreciate it. We can use:
projectors,
powerstrips,
extension cords,
your own water bottle,
your own internet (if you need that),
extra snacks and drinks (no alcohol please) and
a DIY attitude.

Be sure to look for unorganizers and volunteers wearing chocolate
brown shirts if you need assistance.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us. We’re very
excited to see you in a few days.

The Barcamp LA Team
Scott, Alex, Heather, Andy, Carlyn, Shana

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the shirts have been ordered

Just a quick note to let you know that the tee shirts for barcampla-8 have been ordered. Attendees will get a olive colored shirt and unorganizers/volunteers will get a chocolate brown shirt.  If you bought your ticket before 4/18, I have your name and shirt size to ensure you get one.  If you bought a ticket later, I did order additional shirts but it is possible we will run out or not have one in your size.

Here is the artwork (thanks to Ed and Carlyn):

If you are curious, we ordered them from tshirtpros.com based on a strong recommendation by Podrunner.

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KidsRuby at barcampla

barcampla is happy to be hosting KidsRuby on Saturday Sunday!
KidsRuby provides a way that kids can use the awesome programming language Ruby to learn how to write their own software. While using a simple interface, it still lets them explore the full capabilities of the Ruby language. Each kid will receive their own free KidsRuby USB drive to use for the class and then to take with and use at home/school/wherever.
Bring a laptop (Mac or PC)  participate.
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