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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, I'd recommend reading the rules.

Who Anyone in Grand Rapids, MI (and surrounding areas) who loves technology or design.
When Friday evening, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, 2009. See the schedule for more information.
Where Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI -- DeVos Communications Center

Car Pooling

Cost Free! But everyone is encouraged to present something and be involved, even if you're never given a talk before.

Going Social

Current barcampgr buzz on Twitter Feed-icon-16x16.png UNIQf867575bdd97d4f7-feed-00000001-QINU


BarCampGrandRapids4Presentations - Slides and outlines from this year's BarCamp.


Event tag: barcampgr             Optional tags: barcamp grandrapids



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Spread the word with our marketing materials; you can also see how you might the planning.

Nearby Free Wifi Locations


  • Kyle Adams
  • Dave Brondsema
  • Adam Tauno Williams
  • Casey DuBois


If you'd like to sponsor BarCampGrandRapids4 in some way, please e-mail For more information about BarCamp (for prospective sponsors), feel free to peruse the sponsorship frequently asked questions.

A hearty thanks to these sponsors: