BarCampRDU is postponed

by Jeremy Davis on May 14, 2014

BarCampRDU 2014  has been postponed and will be hosted by Andrew Oliver and Tara Fusco of OSIntegrators at a later date.

Another awesome open source unconference event, CityCamp NC, will take place this month, details below:

CityCamp NC 2014 registration is now open. The event will be held May 29-31, 2014.
CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of NC cities. For more information on CityCamp NC, please visit, follow us on Twitter at @CityCampNC, or “Like” our Facebook page at

Details for CityCampNC 2014

Thursday, May 29th Starting at 6:00pm, Evening Speakers
Friday, May 30th, All Day Unconference, Pitches begin at 9:00am
Saturday, May 31st, Build Day starts at 9:00 am, Team Presentations will be from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

As in years past, CityCamp NC will award a cash prize and venture consulting to the team that emerges based on votes cast by panel of judges formed of CityCamp NC organizers. The winning team will be awarded $3,000, 2-months of co-working membership at HQ Raleigh, plus a consulting session with Jason Caplain of Bull City Venture Partners.

Registration is now open at

We are still looking for sponsors.

Jeremy Davis


I thoroughly enjoyed BarCampRDU and I hope everyone else did as well. We had a lot of positive feedback so I am chalking it up as a huge success. There was a lot of participation and “knowledge transfer”, which is exactly what this event is all about. 19 months had passed since the previous one, which took place in 2011. BarCampRDU is officially rebooted!

This BarCampRDU *almost* did not happen. Everything came together at the very last minute. The sponsors that supported this event did so on a very short notice. If we had not been so fortunate, to have these awesome companies, organizations, and even individual contributors, who are all passionate about giving back to the community, there would have been no coffee, donuts, bagels, drinks, tshirts, lunch, or comfortable venue facilities (the sweet nectars of BarCampRDU).



 Sponsorship opportunities are located

Remember! Be sure to check out our sponsors before considering other non-BarCampRDU supportive companies. Twitter handles of our sponsors and partners are below, for those who are willing to publicly thank and mention nice things about them as a contribution to BarCampRDU.


Finally, I would like to thank all of the volunteers, participants, and attendees! Thanks for your hard work, your time, your creativity, your enthusiasm, your contribution, and your willingness to share your knowledge, passion, and ideas! I hope to see you all next year BarCampRDU 2014! Please share your pictures and tweets #barcamprdu

Jeremy Davis



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Get your BarCampRDU 2013 Tshirt!

by Jeremy Davis on July 22, 2013

RDU BarCampers,

I still have a lot of tshirts to distribute. I believe the most efficient way to distribute these shirts is to gather addresses and then deliver them. By delivering them this way, I can distribute a lot of tshirts without coordinating schedules with 100+ people, which has not been working out so well lately.

If you have a mailbox and you provide your address, then I can leave the shirt in your mailbox. If you have a P.O Box, then I could hang it on your door. If you live far away then I could mail the shirt.

Use the form, at the link below, to provide an address and I should have the shirt to you by the end of this week.


Jeremy Davis


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BarCampRDU 2013 eBook Giveaway Recipients

by Jeremy Davis on June 25, 2013

Announcing the 20 eBook recipients from Pragmatic Bookshelf:

#    Name            Title of the eBook
1    Rodney Radford        3D Game Programming for Kids: Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript
2    Amy Hendrix        Agile Web Development with Rails 4 (beta)
3    Steven Pinkham        Good Math
4    Roger Austin        Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web
5    Leonard Boyle         vsjava8/functional-programming-in-java
7    Edward Savage        Functional Programming Patterns in Scala and Clojure: Write Lean Programs for the JVM
8    Mitchell Amiano        Good Math: A Geek’s Guide to the Beauty of Numbers, Logic, and Computation
9    Tom Sherrod        Practical Programming 2nd ed
10    Alexander Kesling     Practical Programming (2nd edition): An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3
11    Nathan L. Walls        The Rails View
12    Alan Porter        Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web by Lukas Mathis
13    Dean Peters        Agile Web Development with Rails 4
14    Greg Tarsa        Agile Coaching
15    Chris Imershein        Programming Concurrency on the JVM
16    Tim Ross        Pragmatic Project Automation
17    Michael Canada        Raspberry Pi: A Quick-Start Guide
18    Edward Anderson        Using JRuby: Bringing Ruby to Java
19    Scott González        The Healthy Programmer
20    Aniket Bhat        Programming Clojure (2nd edition)

Thanks Pragmatic Bookshelf!!!

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BarCampRDU 2013 Tshirts

by Jeremy Davis on June 25, 2013

Ok, so I have the awesome BarCampRDU 2013 Tshirts that everyone wants.

Now, we need to figure out how to distribute them. People who reserved a shirt and attended the event have first dibs.

I will be at the TriLUG meetings, which take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. So one way to pick up your shirt is to attend a TriLUG meeting. For more details visit

The next alternative, that I am willing to entertain, I could attend other meetups to hand out shirts if it is known that a few barcampers will be there to receive the shirts.

Propose a location to handout Tshirts:

I will announce the details of any meetups I plan to attend.


Jeremy Davis


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Pragmatic Bookshelf

We have 20 eBooks to give away from the Pragmatic Bookshelf, a Silver Sponsor of BarCampRDU 2013. These will be given out on a first come first serve basis *only* to those who attended BarCampRDU 2013 and signed in. Use the link below.

Jeremy Davis
BarCampRDU 2013 Organizer

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Secrets of Piracy talk at #BarCampRDU 2013

by Jeremy Davis on May 19, 2013

My wife and I walked in to see what was happening in the “Secrets of Piracy”session at BarCampRDU 2013 and to our surprise, we found our daughter standing on a table with 3 singing pirates!

Jimmy Thrasher made the balloon swords along with a few monkeys. At BarCampRDU 2013 I learned that being a pirate is all fun and games until someone loses an eye :)

You can find these pirates and others at

Thanks for making BarCampRDU 2013 great!

Jeremy Davis

BarCampRDU Organizer



highres_13580537The purpose of the Raleigh Durham Web Design Group is to provide an open forum for people in the Triangle area to discuss issues relating to web design, standards, and tools.

We value interaction at an individual level above methodologies and technological tools. That is, while we appreciate the latter, the former is far more important. Meetings reflect this value: open floor discussion is typical. People discuss their problems and make connections.

Corporate Web professionals, independent contractors and developers of all specialties are welcome, as well as non-Web professionals and amateurs with Web interests.


RedHat – Gold Sponsor for #BarCampRDU 2013!

by Jeremy Davis on May 18, 2013

Red_HatWe are extremely grateful to have RedHat as a Gold Sponsor of BarCampRDU 2013! Always remember RedHat helped bring BarCampRDU 2013 to you!


Pragmatic BookshelfThe Pragmatic Programmers is a company with a simple goal: to improve the lives of developers. We create timely, practical books, audio books and videos on classic and cutting-edge topics to help you learn and practice your craft. Our titles do not contain any Digital Restrictions Management, and have always been DRM-free; we pioneered the “beta book” concept; we’ll email your ebook to your Kindle and synch your ebooks amongst your devices via Dropbox, and you can re-download your purchases at any time. We’re here to make your life easier.

We are extremely grateful to have The Pragmatic Programmers as a Silver Sponsor of BarCampRDU 2013! Be sure to check out their site and always remember The Pragmatic Programmers helped bring BarCampRDU 2013 to you!