2 Comments

Summary:

FreelanceCamp PRO, a BarCamp-style “unconference” for freelancers, will be hosting its next event on June 5 in San Francisco. In true BarCamp style, the actual schedule will be determined by attendees on the day of the event, but the suggested list of topics is interesting.

FreelanceCamp PRO, a BarCamp-style “unconference” for freelancers, will be hosting its next event on June 5 in San Francisco. It will consist of a series of participatory workshops, with all the content provided by the attendees themselves.

In true BarCamp style, the actual schedule will be determined by attendees on the day of the event, but if the list of suggested topics is any indication, FreelanceCamp PRO should be of interest to regular WWD readers. Suggested topics include:

  • Transitioning from freelance to agency
  • Balancing products with services
  • Running 100 percent remotely
  • Coworking
  • The art of subcontracting
  • Advanced toolkits: PM systems, finance and communication
  • Beyond the basic services
  • Long-term clients

FreelanceCamp PRO is aimed at experienced freelancers who have been in business for a year or more. Tickets to the day-long event cost $50 (plus a $2.24 fee). It’s suggested that attendees bring laptops (Wi-Fi will be provided), their own coffee mugs, lots of business cards and “a head full of ideas.”

Still not sure if BarCamp-style events are for you? To get an idea of why FreelanceCamp PRO might be useful (and fun!), check out this post from Pamela about her experiences of a similar event in Paris.

Running a similar event? Tell everyone about it in the comments.

Related GigaOM Pro content (sub. req.): Enabling the Web Work Revolution


By Simon Mackie
  1. Actually, previously ran a similar event. The Going Solo conference in Lausanne, May 2008 http://lausanne08.going-solo.net/ and SoloCamp Leeds in September of the same year: http://barcamp.pbworks.com/SoloCampLeeds

    Currently have another SoloCamp in the works for Geneva sometime this summer… will keep you posted!

    Share
  2. Our event coming up is reasonably similar to FreelanceCamp PRO in that the attendees largely dictate the schedule (we take all feedback to heart year after year and plan the following year accordingly) as well, it’s inexpensive to attend and is great for business, networking and job opportunities.

    July 8-10 marks our 3rd year in San Francisco and our show dates are only six weeks away. You can find our schedule of classrooms and panels, parties and networking mixers and full list of sponsors at http://www.cybernetexpo.com

    Badge prices will also be reduced for job seekers who attend the show and bring their resume. Please contact me at jay@ynot.com with any questions, thanks.

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post