Welcome to the FAQ for BarcampSaigon!

How to participate?

Before BarCamp

  • Register your seat by following the link Sign up and providing us some basic information. If you are interested in giving a talk, please give us general information about your topics. At BarCamp Saigon, we welcome everyone to attend, however, the venue may be able to accommodate limited number of attendants so the sooner you register, the more likely you will get to attend

During BarCamp

  • Registering at the venue and either signing up to present or voting the topics you are interested.
  • It is Showtime, remember this is participant-driven event, so lead a session and contribute your ideas to many other sessions.
  • Taking photos and capturing wonderful clips

After BarCamp

  • Blogging your thoughts about BarCamp Saigon and send us a link
  •  Providing your feedbacks on our website or via email

How do I lead a session?

Remember: BarCamp is about participation. This event is for you and by you. If you haven’t started yet, now’s the time to start preparing your session.

  • Possible formats: a presentation, a round-table discussion, a technology demo, or …
  • Time length: 25 minutes or 55 minutes long
  • Equipment available in every room: a whiteboard, a lectern at the front, and a projector. Ideally, you should bring your own laptop if you give a presentation.
  • If you have a presentation in English, you may want to have your presentation translated into Vietnamese for the benefit of everyone. The same thing goes if it’s in Vietnamese.
  • Last but not least, we just ask that you stay away from pitching products or services because BarCamp is the place for sharing, not selling

Any there any rules?

We are open, but we do have some rules. The following rules of BarCamp by Tantek Çelik describe it the best:

  • 1st Rule: You do talk about BarCamp.
  • 2nd Rule: You do blog about BarCamp.
  • 3rd Rule: If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  • 4th Rule: Only three word intros.
  • 5th Rule: As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  • 6th Rule: No pre-scheduled presentations, no tourists.
  • 7th Rule: Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.
  • 8th Rule: If this is your first time at BarCamp, you HAVE to present. (Ok, you don’t really HAVE to, but try to find someone to present with, or at least ask questions and be an interactive participant.)