2006/08/09

A Few Good Geeks

BarCampMilwaukee is looking for a few good geeks.

If you know any hardcore geeks who are doing cutting edge technology or are passsionately pursuing perfection in tech, make sure they know about BarCampMilwaukee. September 30 and October 1, 2006. www.barcampmilwaukee.com.

Whilst driving from Appleton to Madison and back today, I made a list of people I need to make aware of BarCampMilwaukee. Some of them are people I know who are in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin. Others are people I don't know who live in Wisconsin or elsewhere around the country and around the world.

Some of these people I will contact directly and invite them to participate in BarCampMilwaukee. For others, I will try to find a connection to someone who knows the target geek, and I'll ask my connection to invite the person to partcipate on September 30 and October 1. You are encouraged to do the same thing. Invite some people deeply involved in tech that you always wanted to meet or that you thought were doing something really worthwhile with technology. Invite ten of the people on your list of interesting tech people, and if three of them come, that will be great!

Like yesterday's post mentioned, invite someone that's different from you. Let's work hard on getting great participants so this event is unique, fun, and something that makes you really glad you didn't miss it. It's important to make sure there are lots of people from Milwaukee because we want to build a critical mass of tech people in the Milwaukee area, creating a tipping point, as it were. But let's also figure out how to get some special people from the far corners of our round globe.

Make that list right now of ten people whom you will personally invite to BarCampMilwaukee. By the end of this weekend, say 8 pm on Sunday, August 12, make sure you have contacted those ten people, told them the date for this event, and told them how great it will be and how they absolutely need to participate.

By the way Justin and James, what is the maximum number of BarCampMilwaukee participants we can handle? Do we need to put a max on how many can come?

(Here's a tip -- sign up early on the BarCampMilwaukee site so you have a spot, because when the available slots get filled and you miss out, you'll really regret it.)

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