BarCamp San Francisco & San Francisco Geek Week


BarCamp San Francisco, the first actual BarCamp in San Francisco (the orginal was in Palo Alto), takes place this weekend. It starts with a kick-off party on Friday, June 23rd, which Laughing Squid is sponsoring, along with Automattic and Stormhoek. Then there will be two full days of BarCamp on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. All of the BarCamp San Francisco events take place at Microsoft’s San Francisco office. I know, how ironic for an open conference, but the people there, especially Nima Dilmaghani, have been really great when it comes to making their space available for small events.

Here’s more info on BarCamp San Francisco, including the schedule. If you plan on attending, be sure to add your name to the wiki. To get a better idea of what BarCamp is like, here are my photos from the two BarCamps I’ve been to, Palo Alto (August 2005) and Austin (March 2006).

This week is becoming San Francsco Geek Week, with the following events taking place:

MashPit San Francisco III (Tuesday @ Wharton West) One Year Anniversary (Tuesday @ 111 Minna Street Gallery)

Supernova 2006 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ Wharton West and The Palace Hotel)

dorkbot-sf (Wednesday @ Rx Gallery)

BloggerCon IV (Friday & Saturday @ CNET)

BarCampSanFrancisco (Friday, Saturday, Sunday @ Microsoft)

Oh yeah, and then there’s Gnomedex 6.0 next week in Seattle. This Summer is really starting to get really busy.

UPDATE 1: Chris Messina recently posted a similar breakdown of this week’s events as a Microformated list.

UPDATE 2: On the BloggerCon blog, Dave Winer points out that both SF Pride 2006 and a series of SF Giants home games are taking place this weekend, which should make things really intresting since all of these geek events are either near Market Street or in SOMA.

photo credit: Scott Beale (BarCampAustin)
Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.