Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions asked by those interested in BarCamp. Feel free to add or answer any questions you find here.
Q: Are you aware the event is scheduled at the same time as Passover and Easter?
A: Unfortunately, scheduling a spring event in Boston is tough, and these conflicts were overlooked at the time we reserved our venue. We still expect a sizeable crowd (564 attendees registered at time of writing!). As a two-day, all-day event, you're more than welcome to come to whichever portion of the event you can make it to. We should have Kosher food available at all meals (check the box during registration to make sure we know it's needed). If you're out of town or otherwise unable to attend, very sorry; we'll miss you! Hope to see you next year, and follow @BarCampBoston to see year-round updates about other worthy events.
Q: What are the hours of the event?
A: You can find the event schedule here: 
Q: I thought I could propose a session after I registered. Now I am registered but can not find a way to propose a session.
A: Check out How Scheduling Sessions Works.
Q: I was wondering if you could help me understand whether by offering a presentation on the BarcampBoston Wiki I should actually go ahead and prepare a presentation. Is there a voting process of some sort, or do presenters find out if they're presenting day of, or does anyone just present when they feel like it? I've never been to an unconference.
A: You should absolutely prepare a presentation! There isn't a voting process-- when the conference starts, anyone who wants to lead a session can do so simply by writing the title on a post-it note and placing it on the session board. We try to have enough slots that everyone who wants to lead a session can do so, so if you've got something in mind when the event starts, you'll definitely have plenty of time to find a slot.
Often, people create or adapt sessions based on what they've seen in the unconference thus far--but don't take that to mean that your preparation will be wasted. Preparation always helps; just make sure you continue listening throughout BarCamp.
There are projectors built into the classrooms, which you can use during sessions. Session slots are 30 minutes long, with a ten minute break in between sessions to give a little bit of overflow room.
Q: Do the presentation rooms have a projector to connect to my computer?
A: Five of the rooms have projectors. If you're using a Mac, make sure you bring an adapter!
Q: I looked at the schedule from last year and found a presentation whose title I found very interesting. Are there any records of who might be associated with any given presentation so that I can contact that person (prior to this year's BarCamp)?
A: Send a tweet to @BarCampBoston with the session title; I'll see if I can dig anything up.
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