Fwd: UKUUG: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - Un-Conference - Tomorrow! - London

Ian Norton i.d.norton at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 10:33:04 BST 2012

This might be of interest to some in London!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jane Morrison <office at ukuug.org>
Date: 26 October 2012 10:22
Subject: UKUUG: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - FLOSS UK - Un-Conference -
Tomorrow! -	London
To: announce at ukuug.org

Still time to register and attend......

FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG)

Saturday 27th October 2012

Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

Book online (free, but registration required for refreshments and lunch
numbers) - http://flossuk.eventbrite.co.uk/

See map and travel information at: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-

On Twitter? We have an event on lanyrd.

This is our third un-conference and is very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG.

What is an unconference?

An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the
delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main
one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates.  So all the hassle
of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away.

Typically at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they
are, what their interests are and what they'd like to do based on this people
write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board a moderator may
read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal
will be put on a scheduling board delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid
clashes, etc.

The unconference starts…

Experience shows that the unconference format results in high quality sessions
focussed on what delegates want.

There is no charge to attend but donations (on the door) will be accepted to
help fund the event. Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a
one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several
hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Why attend?

There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2012, including:
Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies
Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical
Become part of the UK Open Source community - build up informal relationships
that can be invaluable in problem solving
Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests

FLOSS UK Secretariat
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Herts SG9 9UQ
Tel: 01763 273475
Fax: 01763 273255
office at flossuk.org
office at ukuug.org

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Ian Norton
Co-Leader North West England Perl Mongers (http://northwestengland.pm.org/)
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