BARCAMPCategory: Design Website, Graphic, Digital Content, Software
Location: 18.800444, 98.950371
Barcamp Chiangmai refers to a community of people in the IT and software field (others interested in technology are welcome). Barcamp events are open, participatory events called “unconferences” (no prior agenda – the latter is proposed by attendees). The idea is to get smart, tech savvy people together to collaborate, network, and learn from each other. An annual event, Barcamp Chiang Mai 2014was the 7thone. One of the city’s universities typically provides the venue and the event attracts hundreds of participants, many coming from Bangkok and neighboring countries (since Barcamp events are held all over the world, participants from in other countries frequently visit each other).In addition to the annual Barcamp event, the community runs so-called Beercamps every two weeks (Wednesday evenings) – these are now also called Tech Meetups. These are informal gatherings of people interested in IT and making friends or just drinking beer (there is no obligation to drink alcohol). Using a Google group mailing list, both Thai and foreign participants gather at the bi-weekly event, which has become one of the most established tech community events in Chiang Mai. The event sometimes has guest speakers and is often held at one of the coworking spaces or nearby at a restaurant.