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Technology for Education

BarCamp Harrisburg is set for April 9, 2011 at Harrisburg University of Science and
Technology.

Harrisburg, PA, February 14, 2011 -- BarCamp Harrisburg is set for April 9, 2011 at
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. The topics for this year’s BarCamp
Harrisburg are the Web with tracks on education and technology, and mobile apps.

BarCamp Harrisburg 3 is a free, ad-hoc unconference filled with open, participatory
events, discussions, and workshops where presentation content is provided by the
participants rather than chosen speakers.

Entry is free but limited to the first 150 signups. For information on registering or to
become a sponsor, visit online at http://www.barcamphbg.org/ . Questions can be
directed via email to sayhi@barcamphbg.org

Attendees arrive around 9-10 am, have breakfast, network, and post topics they would
like to discuss on a schedule board (we’ll have markers and a whiteboard available to
post topics). Following a brief kick-off meeting with the entire group, the day will consist
of sessions broken down into 45-minute blocks. Sessions can be discussions, workshops,
or presentation–it’s up to you! There will be a break for lunch, followed by afternoon
sessions that will run until around 5 pm.

BarCamp Harrisburg 3 is organized by Hauck Interactive and Harrisburg University of
Science and Technology. Sponsors include Fusionized Technology and MudBrick
Creative.

Past sessions at BarCamp Harrisburg have included Building a site using the Gaia Flash
Framework; Flash vs. HTML5; Social Media; Open source content management systems;
Developing Desktop Applications using AIR; Developing Android Applications; Yahoo!
Query Language; How to use SVN with Web projects; Top Photoshop Tricks; Top
WordPress and Drupal plugins; Application Performance & Scaling; Best Security
Practices; Unix Command Line Productivity Tips; and Applying User Interface Design to
Source Code.

The first BarCamp took place in 2005, and since that time BarCamps have been held in
over 350 cities all over the world. BarCamp originated as a response to Foo Camp, which
was an invitation-only conference. Both conferences are a play on the terms foo, bar, and
foobar, which are common placeholder/variable names used by hackers and computer
programmers.

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to BarCamp Harrisburg. The
University’s location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the
Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of
Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to
Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and
Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International
Airport is only nine miles from the University.
http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Free parking is
available on the street. Additionally, parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking
Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is
$4.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking
rates and directions to the University are found online at
http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for
study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields,
Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces
graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology
disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional
access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical
outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University
remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia
and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and
certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email
Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

Contact:
Steven Infanti
HU Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.901.5146
sinfanti@harrisburgU.edu
http://www.harrisburgu.edu

				
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