Barcamps are user-generated conferences that focus on technology and the web. Delegates provide the content at these open, participatory workshop-events. Events of this kind are becoming more popular as digitalisation nears and is likely to go hand and hand with social change.
Barcamps at Otto and Hamburg Aviation
The first barcamp was held in Palo Alto, California in 2004 and the event has since gained a footing in Hamburg and other places. The 11th “Barcamp Hamburg” ended on November 18, 2017 and counted no less than 800 delegates at over 100 events sponsored by Otto GmbH. Issues on the wide-ranging agenda included the common intersection of digitalisation. Organised by “Barcamp Hamburg”, the team is fully convinced by the power of innovation and promotes events of this kind vigorously.
Future world of work
Companies and people in the public sphere are keen to use barcamps to their advantage. This summer, the Hamburg Aviation cluster held a second event of this kind at ZAL TechCenter in Finkenwerder focusing on issues in aviation in future and particularly in Hamburg. The Chamber of Commerce Hamburg has also noted the potential of the event and will host its own barcamp entitled the Working World of Tomorrow – Work 4.0 on December 13, 2017.
The Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft recently held two barcamps called the “Future of Packaging” and “Smart Spaces” with a third event simply called “Co-operation” scheduled for December 1, 2017 in betahaus Hamburg.
These events promote networking and innovation and are for broad target groups in the creative industries and beyond. Registrations for the event in December are being accepted on the webpage.
Exciting prospects for 2018
The prospects for barcamps next year are already good with a fourth “Corporate Culture Camp” scheduled from April 12-13, 2018 in Kultur Palast Hamburg. The organisers include many executives and people with responsibility for personnel. Registrations will begin in January 2018.