One month from today is the UnEvent! BarCamp Minnesota will be held on May 10th. Why should you care? Have you been UNsuccessful in increasing your knowledge? Do you get outside your current box? Is your thinking UNrestricted? (hmmm ... I wonder how many more times I can use UN in a sentence).
Two years ago I attended Wikimania at Harvard. While strictly not an UNconference, it showed me I needed to get outside my comfort zone and work at learning. Most conferences tend to be an excuse for a thinly veiled vacation. BarCamps are held all over the world. The concept is quite simple; the attendees set the agenda ... and flexibility is key. I will report on BarCamp Minnesota via this blog.
If your job involves understanding the ways of the web, and technology trends, you owe it to yourself to learn more. Attend a BarCamp in your own local area (held globally). I've even signed up to give a presentation (not a big deal). These events are normally held on Saturdays, often with a Friday night mixer. If you want to attend minnebar ... the super secret wiki login password is ... c4mp