What is a Barcamp and who are the attendees?Barcamps are informal meetups where people come together to learn from each other through discussion and collaboration. We cover a wide range of topics, including design, books, science, movies, space exploration, health, food, the impact of technology on society, travel, and more. Participants are welcome to propose their own topics for discussion, and the group will vote on which ones to explore.
How does one vote for a topic or post a discussion topic?As you enter the venue, you will see the topic wall. The participants who are keen on presenting or leading a discussion would have posted their topics on the wall. Take the marker pen and vote for the topics that you like. If you want to lead a discussion or make a presentation, pick a blank post-it, write your topic (and your name), and post it on the topic wall. The attendees will walk around checking out the topics. If they like your topic, they will vote for it. Once you have 10 to 15 votes, we will assign a room and a time slot for your topic. We have multiple rooms to accommodate parallel sessions. The participants are free to leave a discussion and join another one.
What is the format of presentation? How long is each presentation slot?Each of these presentation slots is 25 minutes long. There is a gap of 5 minutes to help the next topic leader settle in. Avoid slides if you can, though some rooms may have projectors if you really need it.
Past BarcampsWe are grateful to our hosts for recognising the value of community learning.
- GeekCampSG and SP Digital hosted us in 2022.
- The National Library Board hosted us in 2017.
- The National Art Gallery hosted us in 2016.
- NUS Enterprise hosted us in 2015.
- Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) hosted us in 2014 and 2009.
- NUS UTown hosted us in 2012.
- The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) , NUS and Singtel hosted us at their Blk 71 incubation centre in 2011.
- The Singapore City Hall building was the venue (via the National Art Gallery) for the BarCamp in October 2010.
- Singapore Polytechnic was our host in early 2010.
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic was our host in 2008.