by Kai Lukoff
BarCamp is a fun, user-generated “un-conference.” The BarCamp model started in the Silicon Valley as a response to formal, exclusive, and boring tech conferences and has since spread to 350+ cities worldwide. It’s a can’t miss event for techies, entrepreneurs, and social innovators.
The Shanghai event is set for Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Wieden + Kennedy Offices. Sign up on the TechYizu site by creating an account.
BarCamp consists of passionate 5-minute presentations on an impromptu topic. At past BarCamps, participants have presented on Chinese Netizen Speak, HTML5s missing tag: sarcasm, Hot Social Games in China, and the best strategies for retaining Chinese vocabulary. Upon arrival, anyone (yes, anyone!) can sign up to present on anything, just let your own energy and nerdiness shine through. All presentations are followed by time for discussion — the objective is to get everybody involved!
This year Shanghai BarCamp is being led by Tech Yizu (Chinese for “Tech Ants”), a new organization that aims to organize Shanghai’s lively startup and tech community.
Generous Tech Yizu sponsors include SingTel innov8, Google China, and Wieden + Kennedy. To sponsor us or volunteer your time, please visit the website: http://techyizu.org
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with movers and shakers on the Shanghai scene.
Kai a co-founder of ChinaMetrix.com, which provides brands in China with e-commerce intelligence for Taobao and beyond. He is also a co-founder at TechRice.com, a blog that covers China tech from to internet giants, angels to IPOs.