BarCamp Omaha 2010 was one of the best weekends ever. When it was all over and wrapped up, I just felt sad. I didn’t want all of these nice, creative people to leave my proximity!
BarCamp is an “un-conference” that follows a relaxed and open format. Speakers sign up in the morning under three tracks: creative, entrepreneurial, and technology.
|Schedule for "creative" track|
A big goal of BarCamp is spreading positive motivation through sharing and networking. Read more about it here. Check to see if there is a BarCamp in your city!
|The audience captivated by Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron (taken from Silicon Prairie News - read their post: BarCamp Omaha 2010: Jam session video, afternoon photos & more)|
The topic was motivation. We need that feeling of urgency to make sure we are moving forward in our lives and DOING. (Not just talking about what we are going to do).
|BarCampers eat healthy snacks to keep them focused and motivated.|
|BarCamp Omaha 2010 t-shirt designed by RDQLUS|
Some advice I have gathered from reading entrepreneurial books, listening to cool people talk and attending BarCamp Omaha 2010:
In regards to failure: just get out there and do better the next day.
Competitiveness is something that should be embraced.
Allow yourself to be creative.
Don't be scared about your passions. Learn about them. Nurture them. Embrace them.
Show up in your life. Be present. Live the life you choose.
Be radically passionate (Grasshopper Group core value)
Self indulgence is self respect. (Megan Hunt of Princess Lasertron's talk "Make it Pretty")
Thank you to all of the amazing speakers and to the planners (Dusty Davidson, Eric Downs, Matt Secoske and Megan Hunt) for making BarCamp Omaha 2010 happen.
|Thank you BarCamp Omaha 2010 Sponsors!! <3|