BarCamp DeLand 2013

Speaking at BarCamp 2013

Kickstarting a board game with Randy Hoyt

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In April, Randy Hoyt, a web developer & teacher living in Orlando raised $40K on Kickstarter to build the adventure game Relic Expedition. Randy will discuss developing the game, running a Kickstarter campaign, and delivering backer rewards. Randy currently works for BloomBoard, a Silicon-Valley startup, and previously taught web development at Treehouse and the UT, Dallas.

Console Game Development with Noble Whale Studios

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Noble Whale Studios has been working to create a game for the console platform, a single and multiplayer competitive 2-D platformer that uses a unique method of getting around. Built using the Unity Engine, it has a unique play style that encourages flow control and twitch reflexes. Come learn how it was built, talk to the developers and check out a couple of demo stations at the event.

Photography without limits with Gary Monroe

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Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1977. Upon returning home, he photographed the old world Jewish community that characterized South Beach. Since 1984 he has photographed throughout Haiti, and later looked at tourism across Florida, especially the "rite of passage" of vacationers at Disney World.

Infographics with D3.js with Ray Villalobos

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The d3 JavaScript library is revolutionizing newsrooms and the infographics industry through award winning work from companies like the New York Times. In this introduction to the libray, author Ray Villalobos shows you how easy it is to work with the library and how to put togther a simple graphic.

Digital Media Marketing with Anthony Tolvo

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Active in Marketing and Innovation for nearly 10 years within the Telecom, HVAC, Online Retail, Insurance, Youth Sports and Non-Profit industries. Tony Tolvo is a "student" of cutting edge marketing and innovation. In his talk, he'll show you free and Nearly Free Digital Marketing Tactics including Wordpress, Reputation Management, Hosting, Analytics, Email and Video Marketing.

From personal freelance to business with Ryan Paiva

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How do you make the transition from personal freelance to a full fledged business? Ryan Paiva, owner of Golevel, LLC, now in business for seven years with four employees shows you how to make the transition. From hiring staff to becoming a business to striving to become a great company and what effect going corporate has in your ability to stay creative.

Planning for disaster with Ted Arent

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With over 15 years in the computer world, Ted has experience and a serious passion for all things technology related. Being considered a subject matter expert in several areas, Ted serves as an adjunct professor at LaSalle Computer Training Center for Microsoft and CompTIA computer certification. Ted is also the Director of IT for a Software Development company headquartered in Tampa Florida. Away from the workplace, when not playing computer games, Ted can usually be found spending time with the family Geocaching or Kayaking in the Florida outdoors.

Biohacking: Upgrading Our Personal Biology with Kathryn Neel

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Biohacking is the marriage of biology with the hacker ethic. It encompasses a wide range from Grinders who design and install DIY body enhancements to DIY biologists who conduct at home gene sequencing. Biohacking can also refer to managing one's own biology using a combination of medical, nutritional and electronic techniques. Kathryn is a Data Scientist who models a variety of systems and delights in modeling biological systems. She's also a member of the maker/hacker space FamiLAB.

The Fine Art of Self-Publishing with with Lisa Tennant

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Want to get your manuscript published, but don’t know where to start? Learn about some of the challenges authors and illustrators face when self-publishing, the processes for getting a manuscript ready, and what you need to self-publish a print and ebook. Lisa is the Web, Mulitmedia, and Graphics Instructor at Florida Technical College in DeLand, FL. She fell into the wonderful world of children’s book writing and illustration. Min Min and the Magic Garden is her first children’s picture book, available on Amazon.

UX Design and Agile development with Kenyon Congdon

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Kenyon Congdon is a Senior Analyst with SunGard Public Sector in Lake Mary. He is a usability and user experience specialist and has given over 200 internal UX/UI training sessions. His work succeeds through careful understanding of the target audience and how to communicate with them in a way they not only understood but wanted to hear. Kenyon will discuss upfront UI and UX design and how it fits into an agile development environment.

Networking to Start a Business with Maria Ruiz-Castañeda

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Maria, a native of South Florida and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has almost a decade of experience in digital and retail marketing. She left her marketing job at to pursue a career in the food industry. Through networking techniques that she will share with you, she has started a gourmet nut business, and has her product available in several stores across the state of Florida.

Motion Capture using Kinnect sensors with Stephen John Ellis

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Stephen John Ellis is a mixed-media artist employing digital video, electronic media and 3d design. He is currently an Assistant Professor of digital art at Stetson University. Ellis will focus his talk on setting up a simple motion capture studio using entry-level software and an X-box kinect cameras for use in 3d animation and game design.

Register today!

Registering will let you print a ticket which gives you the right to a free t-shirt and whatever other giveaways we might hand out at the event (1. As long as we find the sponsors to provide 2. You have to be present during the registration period and at the giveaways). Tickets are limited to the first 200 registrants, so get yours today. Get your ticket

What is BarCamp DeLand?

BarCamp DeLand is an ad-hoc unconference event centered around technology. It aims to bring people together from different backgrounds like web-design, photography, graphic design, art, music, web-development and technology for cooperative learning. It's an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. When you come, be prepared to share.

Rules of BarCamp DeLand

  1. If you plan to attend, you're encouraged to give a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer/contribute in some way to support the event
  2. Everyone attending is reponsible for helping to promote the event, so go ahead and follow us on twitter, use the hashtag #BarcampDeland, like our facebook page, blog and share it with the world.
  3. If you want to present, you must write your topic and name in a presentation slot.
  4. As many presentations at a time as facilities allow for.
  5. Presentations will go on as long as they have to or until they run into another presentation slot.

Who should come?

  • Anybody interested in technology and the creative industry
  • Programmers, Designers, Photographers, Artists, Marketers, Entrepreneurs, Writers
  • If you're interested in meeting and making a connection with others in the local tech industry.
  • If you have something to teach or learn from others related to technology.

Participants wanted!

Attendees are encouraged to give a demo, a session, or help with one, or otherwise volunteer/contribute in some way to support the event. All presentations are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall. The people present at the event will select the demos or presentations they want to see. Presenters are responsible for making sure that notes/slides/audio/video of their presentations are published on the web for the benefit of all and those who can’t be present.

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