What is ProductCamp Dublin?
ProductCamp is a FREE collaborative, community organized unconference, focused on product management and marketing. It’s a great opportunity to learn from and network with professionals involved in product management and marketing. ProductCamps have been held in Silicon Valley, Toronto, New York, Amsterdam, London and many other places.
This is a collaborative event designed to be a fun, rewarding and unique experience. ProductCamps have no predetermined agenda. Participant led sessions are chosen by voting on those most interest you.
ProductCamp has its heritage in BarCamp which is an international network of user-generated conferences, or unconferences. They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
Who comes to this event?
At ProductCamp there are Product Management Professionals, Product Developers, Product Planners/Strategists, Program Managers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Executives, people from Business Development/Sales, Market Researchers and more.
Why participate in ProductCamp?
|As A Participant||As An Employer|
|Benefit from the peer-learning experience that ProductCamp was designed to deliver.||Learn about product management from fellow professionals in parallel sectors – bring home ‘next practice’ ideas.|
|Work “on” your job as opposed to “in” it – invest in yourself and your productivity.||ProductCamp is curated for product people by product people.|
|Learn about new and emerging techniques – smarter, not harder approaches.||Get access to new methods, models and processes.|
|Make new contacts and renew existing ones.||Get a sense of how product management within your organization compares and learn where to take it next.|
|Build a connection over lunch or coffee with a new; mentor, supplier, prospect….||Get acquainted with your alter (product management) ego – start-ups to high growth organizations to complex enterprises.|
|Break out of your comfort zone – share some of your hard-earned wisdom.||Gain an insider’s view of internationally proven ideas and strategies.|
|Take the opportunity to unlearn or relearn.||Learn fast from people who’ve already made the mistakes you want to avoid – how many books and articles are languishing in a virtual or actual pile?|
|Spend an afternoon with like-minded, and maybe even some contrarian, individuals.||Get your team together to address specific, relevant areas of learning, that you would never otherwise get to, with the normal day to day workloads and competing priorities.|
|Attend or suggest specific topics of interest to get practical advise and learn from the experience of others who have faced the same problem.||Maximise your company’s product management capabilities.|
So the attendees present the sessions?
Yes, and usually the attendees come from far and wide for the opportunity. People who attend ProductCamp not only love product management, and all its cousins, but tend to be innovators and influencers themselves. They ooze great ideas and look forward to sharing them with others in their industry. These are typically people who have the real world experience to back up what they’ll talk about. It’s also a fun group of people so you’re in for a good time!
We encourage you to put yourself forward to share your knowledge. Further information is available here.
When is ProductCamp Dublin?
Typically we hold ProductCamp mid-June. The first ProductCamp Dublin was on Thursday 28th June 2012 in DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin. This year ProductCamp Dublin will be held on Thursday, 14th June 2018 again at DIT Aungier Street, Dublin.
How much does it cost?
ProductCamp Dublin is free for attendees, participation is your contribution. Sponsors and participating companies make this possible. You are welcome to donate to cover the cost of the day or pay for one of the amenities such as coffee, lunch or beers. For more about how you can help with sponsorship go here.
What is the format of ProductCamp Dublin?
In the first ProductCamp Dublin, 12 topics were covered in various formats including presentations, discussions, Q&A. You choose which sessions to participate in. ProductCamp Dublin starts at lunch time and finishes with a social in the evening. There’s more on this year’s proposed sessions here.
Where is the agenda for the day?
The agenda isn’t set, you decide. Sessions are proposed on the day and participants vote up the sessions they want to join. Rooms are allocated based on demand.
How can I participate?
Most importantly you can participate on the day by sharing your knowledge. You can also volunteer to help with the organisation, help to promote ProductCamp Dublin, present at a session or sponsor part of the event. Email: info at productcampdublin dot com
How do I register?
See that orange button “Register Now”, click it to book your place now!
How do I contact the ProductCamp Dublin Voluntary Team?
ProductCamp Dublin can be contacted at info at productcampdublin.com
How do I keep up to date on Product Camp Dublin?
Register and you will be kept up to date. Follow us on Twitter @ProductCampDUB
Where did this idea originate?
ProductCamp has it’s heritage in BarCamp which Wikipedia describes as
an international network of user-generated conferences (or unconferences). They are open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
Is there food?
Yes! Snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day.
How can I prepare?
Talk about experiences you’ve had in the field of creating and delivering products to market. Do you know something about managing product development teams, identifying new trends in marketing a product, or maybe an innovative pricing strategy? Or maybe you know the fundamentals of gathering competitive intelligence or writing business cases. These are just a few ideas for sessions that fit the bill.
Prepare to meet people! You can look up the attendees ahead of time on the website. Check out their profiles and make note of a few people you’d like to meet.
Share! Usually people start circulating ideas for sessions they want to give or sessions they want to see before the event. So be part of the conversation and tell everyone what you’re interested in.
How many ProductCamps are there?
ProductCamp is gaining notoriety. The first ProductCamp was in Sunnyvale California on March 15th, 2008. Since then there have been ProductCamps in Austin, Belfast, Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Berlin, Dublin and many more. The full list of upcoming ProductCamps is available here.
Questions? Contact us here
or email info at productcampdublin dot com