BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences) primarily focused around technology and the Web. They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. The first BarCamps focused on early-stage web applications, and were related to open source technologies, social software, and open data formats.
The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, education, and political organizing. The BarCamp format has also been adapted for specific industries like banking, real estate and social media
The RDU Barcamp is being held at the brand new NC State Hunt Library on May 18 and is being organized primarily by the Triangle Linux Users Group. Topics that will be discussed range from open source projects to learning how to juggle. It's great fun, and if you've ever been to a THATCamp, BarCamp is very similar in structure and attracts just as eclectic a range of people!