Call for Volunteers to support BarCampRDU 2013

by Jeremy Davis on March 21, 2013

Calling all BarCampers, your assistance is needed! It is up to “YOU” to make this awesome event happen!

We would like to keep the Hunt Library as the venue location because it is awesome and it holds more people than past venues; however, there is an additional cost associated with it. Please help us secure sponsors. Talk to the marketing department of your company or recommend BarCampRDU sponsorship to local startups and small businesses that need a positive boost with the local tech community.

Cost of the event:
Hunt Library Venue $2000
Tshirts $2500
Food $1500

We must reach our goal of $6000, to cover the costs, no later than 1 May 2013. Otherwise, compromises will need to be made. Make sure you let everyone know that this is an excellent event to sponsor. This year, there is an excellent opportunity for smaller local companies to sponsor the event and receive recognition online at an affordable rate. The sponsorship form is live and accepts credit cards.

Spread the word! If you are a member of an open source group, invite your group and encourage them to sign up. The more people who know, the more ideas, speakers, topics, and potential sponsors we will have. The absolute best way you can help, right now, is to talk about BarCampRDU 2013 with everyone you can think of. If you have heard a great talk lately, reach out and invite that speaker to attend and present. If you can do a talk, plan on it! If you have a topic idea share it with us. Talk about BarCampRDU every chance you get. Talk to someone about BarCampRDU 2013 everyday!!

Volunteer to take lead on one of our online resources:

We need some volunteers to step up and help organize information on the wiki.

If you would like to take on one of these resources to help promote the event let us know.

New this year:
WordPress Authors – We have the capability to have mulitple users on our new self-hosted WordPress site. Let me know if you would like to have an “Author” account so you can post photos and content to the site. It would be really awesome for a number of folks to have the WordPress app on their phones, so pictures and content can be posted during the event. Content posted to the WP site will be automatically sent to Twitter.

Google Hangout Operators – It would be awesome to broadcast live and automatically record to Youtube, as many talks as possible via Google Hangouts (which is very easy). To achieve this, we need volunteers who are willing to operate a laptop with a web cam during a few talks. The more volunteers the better. All the Google Hangout volunteers should plan to do a hangout together, prior to the event, to practice and go over a few recording tips.

Capturing this great event, for sharing online, will spark more interest for future events.

Signup now to volunteer for this awesome event!

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Nathan L. Walls March 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm

I’m checking with my employer about assisting with the cost of the venue.

One question I have, however, is regarding t-shirts. While past BarCamps RDU have had t-shirts, I wonder if everyone *wants* a t-shirt or if t-shirts and tech (un)conferences are an assumed thing. Speaking strictly personally, I have more t-shirts than I know what to do with, so I’m not particularly interested in more.


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