Feb 10, 2010

ShareCamp – born2share.

the SharePoint Community Germany is conducting a first-of-its-kind BarCamp format on SharePoint, coined ShareCamp.

Our slogan is “born2share.” (spoken born to share point ;)

ShareCamp will be a two-day BarCamp event. BarCamps, also called non-conferences, that is looking for active contributors rather than passive consumers. There is no fixed, up-front agenda, but all participants are invited to present – contents will be decided upon among the participants. Spontaneous sessions replace the pre-prepared presentations found at traditional conferences. Developing ideas freely and mutual interaction are not only allowed, but explicitly encouraged.

ShareCamp addresses technical issues (installation, administration, migration, …) as well as social aspects of collaboration and their effects on company cultures. Best practices, helpful tools and add-ons – all topics of interest to the participants are welcomed, in particular special interest topics.
We expect a mixed audience of up to 200 SharePoint administrators, developers, end users, Microsoft staff and solution providers.

ShareCamp takes place April 10/11 at the Microsoft headquarters in Unterschleissheim (Munich); Microsoft will also serve as a diamant sponsor of the event.

Participation and catering is free of charge for all participants.

ShareCamp is non-profit oriented, but an independent event organized by volunteers from within the SharePoint community. ShareCamps are only made possible by the kind contribution of sponsors that allow for a such an event to be free of charge and to cover expenses for event site, infrastructure, and catering.
The idea a BarCamp about SharePoint was born at TechEd Europe by Michael Greth and myself. Here we go!