What is open camp, well the short version is a place where a bunch of techy types that are into open platforms like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla get together, learn and party. The more accurate explaination from the Open Camp website is,
“From the people that brought you WordCamp Dallas and DrupalCamp Dallas, OpenCamp is the SouthWest’s first multi-platform web conference. With top speakers covering topics ranging from social media to technical development, content creation, revenue generation and more, webmasters and web developers, bloggers, podcasters and technologists on any platform are welcome.
WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and .NET sessions will all be available as well as tracks that will appeal to all attendees. We expect over 1,000 web professionals to be in attendance, making OpenCamp Dallas one of the largest multi-platform web content-creation and development events on the planet.”
In any event I plan on going, it starts Friday night (August 27th), with a mixer and runs with sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Even though I am local I plan to get a room and stay in the area at least Saturday night, perhaps Friday too. I would love to hang out with some of you guys there. It isn’t cheap but it isn’t expensive either compared to a lot of conferences. I figure I have been out of the scene for to damn long and need to get back into some networking with other bloggers and podcasters. So if you are going to Open Camp let me know and we can hang out together.
I am also looking for folks bringing “non techy wives” that may want to hook up with some other non techy wives to shop at the Galeria or what have you and get a break from the conference. Translation – I am trying to get my wife to go with me and enjoy the parties and hotel and any help is appreciated.
For more information check out – http://openca.mp/