If you want to immerse yourself in the Nashville technology scene, the best and most relaxed way to do that is at the annual Barcamp Nashville conference. It has quickly become one of my favorite yearly events. It’s free, informal, and packed with great people. The amount of information available is incredible and the exchange of ideas among the attendees is a special thing.
I’ve gone to Barcamp for the past 3 years and each time I leave I have a laundry list of new ideas. Being in that environment gets the brain pumping and shines a bright light on shortcomings in my business that I’ve been trying to ignore, and even ones I didn’t know existed. The presenters are all very open about how they cleared the hurdles they’ve faced and why it’s so important to get moving. No one hides the secrets of their success, it’s all presented free for the taking.
The amount of new ideas generated from that one day should keep me busy for a few months. I don’t know how I’ll get it all done, but I’m sure there was a session on that.
It was so good to see the great turnout this year. The amount of talent in Nashville is staggering. The community that talent has created is even more staggering. If you’ve held off on becoming a part of the conversation, I encourage you to start right now.
If you have any interest in learning more about design, marketing, programming, entrepreneurship, social media and more, make a plan to attend Barcamp in 2012. I’ll see you there.