I had been following the Charlotte Twitter stream for a good 6 months prior to moving from Atlanta, so I had a good idea about what BarCampCLT might be like, but I didn’t know for sure how it would benefit me and wanted to find out at the inaugural event.
Without question, I was fully impressed! BarCampCLT is a wonderful event that brought creative minds together to mingle with more of the analytic minds…two groups that usually don’t hang out on a regular basis, but on this occasion makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, concepts and solutions proving that one way of thinking needs the other to succeed in business and life!
The event itself is very unique, and not just because of the mix of people you’ll meet, it’s unique in the way program topics are chosen, discussed and executed. It’s a cornucopia of ideas, kind of a controlled chaos with plenty of networking time in between. Certainly, the best part of the event is that you get to chose how you want to structure your time, based on the topics you believe to contain the most value.
While the format may evolve over time, the first two events were well-received and structured in such a way that you could not leave the building without the creative juices flowing.
Anyone attending the next BarCampCLT event should come in with lots of business cards, various note-taking materials, a topic or product idea and most importantly, an open mind!