Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to pay to attend event?
No! It’s completely FREE of charge.
Q. I’m a non-techy person, can I attend/present something?
Of Course! BarCamp is not limited to technical discussions. You can talk about and present anything related to your experience, creativity, social issues, entertainment or ideas that can make others live a better life, or some topic that’d make others conscious. All that matters is that you share your ideas.
Q. Ok. Now I want to attend this event. What do I have to do?
Q. I want to talk about my company at BarCamp. Can I?
While the format does not restrict you on topics that you can talk about, we discourage anyone from taking up speaker slots for promoting specific products, services or firms. Note that this is different from using your expertise in a specific product or service for teaching or doing a demo. For example, taking a crash course on Ruby on Rails (encouraged) is different from talking about your company’s Ruby on Rails offerings (discouraged).
If you still choose to take up a speaker slot to advertise your product- remember that participants have the same freedoms that speakers do. They can and may choose to walk out of your session.
If you wish to speak to specific people about your product, service or firm, we recommend taking outside, instead of taking up a speaker slot.
Q. Am I allowed to help you organize the event?
Q. I want to talk about X topic. How do I do it?
Talks are not pre-scheduled at Barcamp. You can come on the day of the event, find a slot for your talk and just present it! But it’s always better to let us and everyone else know what you want to talk about. So you can register on this site right now and add a session. So that others get to know what you have in store for them. By pre-registering, you get free publicity too.
Q. I never heard of BarCamp. Is this something new?
Not at all. BarCamp has been going on since 2005 around the whole world. There were BarCamp Angkor in Siem Reap in 2012 and BarCamp Phnom Penh since 2008. So it’s not at all new. Open minded people are everywhere. So it’s the concept of BarCamp.
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