BarCamp: The unConference for the unGeek

This is the next stop on this year’s BarCamp Blog Tour. Check out yesterday’s post from Bayard Saunders here.

In two weeks, BarCamp:Nashville will be making its way back to Lower Broadway’s Cadillac Ranch. What’s a BarCamp, you ask? Well, here’s the official description.

BarCamp has become the premier technology conference in Nashville, bringing together the best minds and representation of the hottest companies in the internet, entrepreneurial, new media, and software industries, among others…

Sounds like you need work in technology in order to attend, right? Wrong. Take it from a REALTOR/Speaker/Writer/Consultant kind of guy like me; BarCamp is exactly where you need to be if you’re involved in the Nashville community.

Here’s 3 Reasons Why

1. You’ll Learn Tons of New Stuff

Just take a peek at the list of this year’s BarCamp sessions and you’ll see a slew of chances for you to get smart(er). With sessions on social media, web design, marketing strategy, and more, there’s a little something for everybody.

2. You’ll Meet All Sorts of Interesting People

Nashville has a wealth of talented and inspiring entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and so on. This tends to be the event where they all come together to learn and to network. I’ve met some incredible people at past events. The connections have been incredible and have led to numerous friendships that I’ve really grown to treasure.

3. You’ll Leave With At Least 5 Great Ideas – Guaranteed

At past BarCamps, I’ve literally seen people walk out of sessions with light bulbs floating over their heads… Alright, that was a lie. Still, each session is going to contain some amazing content that is sure to get those creative juices flowing.

4. You May or May Not Meet a Giant Robot

You had to be there last year…

5. You’ll Become a Member of a Community

This is my favorite part of the whole event. All of those talented people I talked about earlier form this amazing community that I’ve enjoyed getting to participate in over the past years. They’ve not only been valuable business partners and associates, but they’ve become great friends and people who I can regularly turn to for advice and encouragement.

That’s it! What are you waiting for? Geek or not, this event is worth its wait in gold. If  you’re interested in signing up, here’s the signup page. If you’re not in or around Nashville, take a gander around Google and see if you can find a BarCamp near you. I promise it’ll be worth it.

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