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Welcome to the strange official BarCamp 2013 website.

BarCamp Omaha 2013 Welcomes All

Creatures, Authors, Bigfoots, Brewers, Party Animals, Graphic Designers, Forest Dwellers, Artists, Rugged Mountain Men, Creatives, Extraterrestrials, Techies, Moms, Nerds and more to share their passions

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Friday, Sept 27th 7PM to 2AM and Saturday, Sept 28th 8AM to 4PM
At the Slowdown in Omaha NE
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September 27, 2013

Friday Party!

  • 9pm until we shut that sucker down! (That’s 2am for you out-of-towners.)
  • Show up, relax, mingle with other BarCampers and have a drink on our opening party sponsor!
September 28, 2013

Saturday Events!

  • 8am Breakfast / Sign up for talks
  • 9am Morning talks
  • 12pm Lunch / Networking
  • 1pm Afternoon talks
  • 4pm Closing
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What is BarCamp?

BarCamp Omaha Welcomes All Kinds.

The unique thing about BarCamp is you don't have to be an expert to give a talk. You just have to be passionate. At BarCamp, you won't find a predetermined speaker list or a line of suits passing out business cards. What you will find is some shaggy dude in a t-shirt talking about moonshine, a web developer talking about the best practices in SEO, or a world traveler sharing their experiences. BarCamp is a chance to network, learn something new, and communicate what you're most passionate about. Come one, come all.

How does it work?

Talks are organized into one of four
speaking categories for BarCamp 2013.
Some possible talks may include:


  • CSS3 and Responsive Design
  • How to use WordPress
  • HTML5 and the Modern Browser
  • SEO Best Practices
  • NASA
  • Tuning Your Web Application for Maximum ROI


  • Creative Problem Solving
  • How to Make the Perfect Paper Snowflake
  • Design for Mobile Devices
  • Designing Your MySpace Page
  • Photography Lighting Basics
  • Hand Turkey Best Practices


  • How to make Moonshine
  • Marketing Your iOS App
  • Lemonade Stand Pricing
  • Biznass Skillz
  • How to get Venture Capital
  • Fostering a Co-working Environment

Kitchen Sink

  • Bigfoot Trapping and More
  • Organic Gardening in the Midwest
  • Dating a Nerd: Learn From My Mistakes
  • Making the Best Cup of Coffee
  • Twerking 101
  • Raising a Worm Farm

Our Sponsors

A Huge Thanks to All Our Amazing Barcamp 2013 Sponsors!

Agape Red
Big Wheel Brigade
Bellevue University
Mail Chimp
Riff Labs
Gabe Kangas Association For Awesome
Button Biz
Grain & Mortar
Hello Holiday
Secret Penguin
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Interested in Sponsoring BarCamp 2013?

$1000 - Platinum
  • Exclusive sponsorship of 1 of 4 tracks
  • Signage on presentation screen
  • Premium logo placement on banners
  • Large logo on BarCamp homepage
  • Inclusion in email blasts pre/post event
  • Table/booth available at event
  • Inclusion on the sponsor slideshow
  • 8 Tickets!
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$500 - Gold
  • Logo placement on banners
  • Logo featured on BarCamp homepage
  • Inclusion in email blasts pre/post event
  • Inclusion on the sponsor slideshow
  • Table/booth available at event
  • 4 Tickets
$250 - Silver
  • Logo placement on banners
  • Logo featured on BarCamp homepage
  • Inclusion on the sponsor slideshow
  • 2 Tickets
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Frequently Asked Questions

30 minutes

How long are the talks?

Each time slot is 30 minutes. Speakers are allowed to use that time however they wish. You could even share one 30-minute time slot with multiple people or set up a panel discussion. Itís probably a good idea to allow time for comments and questions because BarCamp audiences tend to be very participatory!


What am I paying $10 for?

  • Opening Party / Drink Ticket
  • Breakfast
  • Soda & Snacks
  • Lunch
  • BarCamp T-shirt
  • Good Times / New Friends (which is sorta priceless…)

Do I have to give a talk?

Absolutely not! Many people come to BarCamp just to meet new people and listen to other folks give cool presentations, and that's great! We encourage people to participate however they are most comfortable. That's the beauty of the "un-conference." You can pretty much do whatever you want.


What should I bring?

There’s no need to bring anything special to BarCamp Omaha, but if you are looking for things to stuff into your fanny pack, here are our suggestions:

  • Your notebook and a pen for taking notes and collecting autographs.
  • Something to share with all of your new friends...a business card?
  • A clean pair of underpants – just in case!
  • A friend...if your friend fits in your fanny pack.
  • Carrot sticks?
  • Stickers?