Bar Camp gains a sponsor, gets design, spreads

Flickr PhotoChris Pirillo of LockerGnome and has stepped up as a Bar Camp Amsterdam sponsor:

I’ve also informed Chris Messina that we’ll be giving our support to BarCamp Amsterdam as well. Why? Because even if I can’t be there in person, I can be there in spirit. Both Gnomedex and are fueled by the greater community, so we (in turn) are fueling them.

Here a Camp, There a Camp (Chris Pirillo)

It’s this kind of community support that makes these events not only possible to organize, but enables us to offer them for free. While the logistics of arranging and planning big conferences like Web2.0 and EuroOSCON certainly have historically had large costs associated with them, it’s really very inspiring to be able to, from thousands of miles away, organize a microconference that costs little less than the time, attenion and dedication of a few wired (or mostly wireless!) folks.

We’ve got folks offering their design talent, organizing skills, office space and hard earned dough to make this happen. And it’s spreading…

Just this weekend I talked to Amit Gupta about him organizing a Bar Camp NYC. And I just saw that there’s a Sunday Startup Social being organized in Boston. Very excellent.

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Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

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