Barcamp 2019

GDG Grand Rapids
Aug 9 - 10, 2019, 5:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

GDG GR is a proud sponsor of Barcamp 2019 - check them out!


Please head over to the BarCampGR site to sign up and register for free - clicking "Going" through this meetup event will not get you added to the registration list. Thanks!


BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees, usually centered around design & technology topics. If you're not familiar with what BarCamp is, we recommend reading the rules.

Although BarCamp started in Palo Alto, California, in 2005, the event has spread like wildfire across six continents and dozens of BarCamp events are held each year. This website focuses on the BarCamp that is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Below are details about this year's event.

Anyone can attend BarCamp GR. This event focuses on technology and design, so having an interest in one or more of these topics is strongly encouraged.

August 9 & 10
Attendees can bring a sleeping bag and camp out overnight, or they can attend each day separately.

DeVos Communications Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Not familiar with this venue?

Free! But everyone is encouraged to present something or get involved, even if this is your first time at BarCamp. We're very friendly people.

You're free to come and leave as you want. No obligations to stay the whole time, of course

The specific sessions will be determined during BarCamp, all based on who wants to give talks and what topics are of interest.

Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00-6:30 PM - Check-in and Dinner
6:30-7:00 PM - Opening session
7:00-9:30 PM - Sessions every 1/2 hour
10:00 PM to midnight - after party
All-night hacking, etc at Calvin College
There will be plenty of room to crash on Friday night, so bring a sleeping bag.

Saturday, August 9, 2019
9:00-10:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Sessions every 1/2 hour
12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch
1:00-4:00 PM - Sessions every 1/2 hour
4:00-4:30 PM - Closing session
4:30-5:30 PM - Cleanup