Triangle UPA is excited to announce that planning has begun for DCampSouth 2007, an unconference for anyone interested in design and user experience.
When: June 2, 2007
Where: School of Communication Art, Raleigh NC
Learn more at the DCampSouth 2007 Wiki
In May 2006 I had the good fortune to attend DCamp at the SocialText headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.
Masterminded by Rashmi Sinha and Stacie Hibino, DCamp brought together over 150 people to talk about design, information architecture, usability, and user experience. It was a huge success. I learned a lot, met some really interesting people, and left feeling inspired.
At the end of the day it occurred to me that folks in Silicon Valley shouldn't be having all the fun, so I stood up and announced that I hoped to bring the DCamp idea back home to Durham, NC. Well, it took a little while, but the time has come to make DCampSouth happen.
The goals of DCampSouth are simple.
1. Have fun
2. Meet interesting people
3. Learn a lot
4. Build the community
To achieve these goals we're going to need CAMPERS, ORGANIZERS, SPONSORS, and most importantly... A LOCATION. Unconferences are democratic things, so we're putting the call out to anyone interested to get involved.
We can't set a date until we have a location, but we're hoping to find a Saturday in May to hold the event.
To stay informed, you should watch the DCampSouth wiki, subscribe to the DCampSouth Google Group, and follow the TriUX weblog. In the mean time start thinking about how you want DCampSouth to work, and share your
ideas on the wiki.
We hope to see you at DCampSouth!
Updated: We have a date and location now!