More bpmCamp Details!
*The free space is limited, however, and if we outgrow it based on interest, we’ll have to either limit attendance or explore other options on campus that will cost a bit more. Also, bpmCamp is not *sponsored* by Stanford – but Stanford is hosting the event, donating use of facilities, and Stanford BPM community members will be full participants in the event – Stanford is not endorsing the products or services of any of the sponsors or attendees of bpmCamp.Where is the Landing Page? The landing page for bpmCamp will be coming soon. We’ll send out pointers to it when it is up. In the meantime, you can keep up with announcements by following the RSS feed for the bp3 blog, or by bookmarking posts tagged with bpmCamp. Who’s Invited to bpmCamp? The goal is to have a high-quality gathering of people who know the products well and are looking to collaborate and exchange ideas with peers and colleagues. We’re inviting customer / users of Lombardi products (Teamworks and Blueprint) who participate in deployments to attend, and we’re extending an invitation to Lombardi to participate as well. If you’re a Lombardi or bp3 partner interested in attending/sponsoring the unconference / bpmCamp, please reach out to us at the email address below. If you’re an analyst or blogger and you think bpmCamp would benefit from your attendance, contact us. If you don’t fit any of the above descriptions but still want to attend, drop us a line with your thoughts. All attendees will need to register, once the registration site goes live. If you’re interested in receiving an invitation to register, send us email at the bpmCamp email address. How to contact us: The best way is via the bpmCamp email address: I want to Sponsor bpmCamp – how can I help? If you think your organization would be interested in being a sponsor for bpmCamp, please contact us at the above email address and let us know you’re interested. How Much Does it Cost to Attend? We do expect to charge an attendance fee, which I believe is a departure from typical unconference protocol, but we’re doing so for a couple of reasons. First, we have limited space, and we want to make sure attendees are serious about coming. Second, if we need to go to a larger back-up space, that may require additional expenses (which attendance fees would defray). We have a nominal fee in mind – primarily to cover catering meals- and are in the process of proving out the budget. As soon as that process is complete, we’ll update with pricing information. I don’t want to publish tentative numbers, but if you need to know ballpark just drop us a line and I’ll tell you privately what our working numbers are. What will bpmCamp Cover? We will beat the drum for topics and themes that we think will resonate. However, we want this conference to cover topics that YOU care about. In particular, we want to crowd-source topics for the event so that we can make sure we cover topics that attendees really care about. The expectation is that the setting will be ripe for interaction among attendees during the sessions – that very few of the sessions will be presentation form rather than a loosely-moderated-discussion format. However, we think it likely that attendees will be interested in a keynote address or two with Q&A to follow. What kinds of things are fair game, you may be asking? How about:
- Building Teamworks Coaches with YUI or GWT?
- Actual use of Optimizer in the wild?
- How to make Teamworks scale Really Big?
- Design reviews of actual Teamworks Processes?
- Making my Waterfall organization more Agile/Iterative?
- Tools for managing BPM projects (something better than MS Project??)
- <fill in the blank!>