BarCamp: Charleston's user generated un-conference is back (update: photos)

Image by Joseph Nienstedt View it bigger over here.

Update October 24: The un-conference has official go-ne. But it's attendees have left behind a small wake of photos.

Up top is the group shot from the 2011 assembly (bunny ears version), and local photo Joseph Nienstedt has some more for you along with a write-up over on his site (take a read here).

Local Eugene Mah was also snapping away and has a smorgasboard of 135 shots as backup. If you were there and would like to share your shots with the group, pass 'em on at the Flickr group.

— Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting: The third annual BarCamp Charleston will be held Saturday, October 22nd, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the College of Charleston campus.

BarCamp is an international network of “un-conferences” where those attending, not a pre-selected panel of speakers, determine what will be presented throughout the day. 

BarCamp Charleston celebrates the creative diversity of the Lowcountry by covering topics from technophiles, digital artists, writers, designers, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and more by providing an open environment for learning and sharing.

At the beginning of the event, any attendee has 30 seconds to “pitch” a session. Everyone votes, and the most popular pitches are scheduled on the spot for morning and afternoon sessions.

Over the past two years, topics ranged from computer programming to social media to salsa dancing and bacon. Last year, over 250 people from the Southeast attended.

Registration starts at $10 and includes a t-shirt, goody bag and access to all of the sessions and the afterparty. There are also opportunities for Individual, Generous, and Corporate sponsorship.

Registration will close on October 17th, and last year’s BarCamp Charleston sold out well ahead of time.

The BarCamp Charleston website,, has more information including: registration, sponsorship, volunteering, and even allows pitching a session on line. You can also follow along on Twitter: @BarCampCHS.